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Love nature? Become a Master Naturalist with MDC

News from the region

Central
Jan 14, 2015

Master Naturalists support conservation in their communities. Training being offered in Camdenton and Colombia.

Master Naturalists

MDC hosting basic handgun shooting class for women

News from the region

Central
Jan 08, 2015

The free class will teach the basics of handgun safety, shooting techniques, and equipment.

Woman Shooting Handgun

Enjoy an Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center on Jan. 24

News from the region

Central
Dec 31, 2014

The FREE program features activities to entertain and educate the whole family.

Photo of bald eagle perched on a branch

MDC Runge Nature Center hosting volunteer open house

News from the region

Central
Dec 15, 2014

Interested individuals will have the opportunity to meet current volunteers and learn more about the overall program.

Runge Volunteer

MDC Runge Nature Center hosting holiday happenings

News from the region

Central
Dec 02, 2014

Learn about primitive skills such as leather working, cordage making, and atlatls at these free family events.

AJ Hendershott with Atlatl

MDC says deer on the move with cold weather

News from the region

Central
Nov 14, 2014

Cautions drivers to be alert for deer along busy roadways.

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

MDC stocks rainbow trout at three mid-Missouri lakes for winter fishing

News from the region

Central
Nov 05, 2014

Nov. 1 marked the opening of Missouri’s winter trout season in lakes around the state.

rainbow trout

MDC’s Runge Nature Center in Jeff City to host family event on Black Friday

News from the region

Central
Nov 05, 2014

The free event will focus on elk and provides a fun alternative to shopping on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Bull Elk Bugling

MDC Runge Nature Center hosts waterfowl book signing

News from the region

Central
Oct 28, 2014

Authors will share their passion for waterfowl and wetland conservation and sign books at the event.

MDC welcomes new area manager to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Oct 27, 2014

MDC Wildlife Biologist Clayton Light assumed duties in early October.

Clayton Light stands at a scenic overlook at Eagle Bluffs

MDC hosting a MoNASP teacher training workshop in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Oct 27, 2014

The workshop is free, but registration is required by Nov. 4 and the class is limited to the first 30 registered.

MoNASP

MDC invites public to dedication of renovated Rocky Forks Lake Shooting Range

News from the region

Central
Oct 03, 2014

Dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at the range.

Rocky Fork Shooting Range

MDC seeks public input for Riverlands Conservation Areas

News from the region

Central
Sep 26, 2014

A draft plan is available for public review from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.

Aerial Photo of Franklin Island Conservation Area

MDC needs hunter help with CWD sampling in north-central Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Sep 17, 2014

Effort is for deer harvested in Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph, and Sullivan counties.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

Join MDC in celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day with MU Tigers in Columbia on Sept. 20

News from the region

Central
Sep 10, 2014

All activities will take place Sept. 20 from noon to 3 p.m. under a tent located on the east side of Memorial Stadium before the Tigers take on Indiana.

Mizzou National Hunting and Fishing Day 2013

MDC offers Basic Reloading: Metallic Cartridges class in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Sep 08, 2014

This class on Sept. 29 and Oct. 8 will teach you the basics of reloading safety and techniques.

MDC offers deer management workshop in Fayette

News from the region

Central
Sep 05, 2014

Workshop topics include deer biology, habitat management and cost-share practices.

A white-tailed deer doe and fawn with spots.

MDC names Warren Gerlt Central Regional Logger of the Year

News from the region

Central
Aug 28, 2014

A third generation logger, Gerlt of Fayette has been logging and buying timber for more than 30 years.

Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014

MDC provides Columbia high schools with outdoor equipment

News from the region

Central
Aug 28, 2014

The equipment will help provide high school students hands-on experiences in nature.

MDC provides Columbia high schools with outdoor equipment

MDC offering Hunter Education skills session on MU campus

News from the region

Central
Aug 14, 2014

Avoid the fall rush and sign-up to take your hunter education skills session now.

Hunter Education

MDC offering bowhunter education course in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 31, 2014

The two-day course is free, but registration is required by Aug. 17.

Bow Hunter

Join MDC Runge Nature Center for a free summer concert

News from the region

Central
Jul 24, 2014

Relax while listening to music duo Michael Fraser and Tenley Hansen perform on July 31.

Musical Duo of Mike Fraser and Tenley Hansen

MDC invites public to discuss urban deer management in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Jul 18, 2014

Attend the Aug.14 program to learn ways to minimize problems.

MDC hosting family night at the range in Cole County

News from the region

Central
Jul 16, 2014

Learn the basics of rifle and shotgun shooting.

Shooting Range Activities

MDC urges proper pruning to help storm-damaged trees

News from the region

Central
Jul 09, 2014

Careful pruning and tender loving care may save some trees.

Tree Damage from Storm

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MDC Media Staff

Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
(Statewide)
Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554