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MDC offers hunter ed class in Randolph County

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Feb 07, 2013
Turkey Hunters

Runge Nature Center hosting Aquatic Relatives of the Dinosaurs

News from the region

Central
Jan 29, 2013

Learn about the pallid sturgeon and its incredible journey from a path of extinction to increasing abundance in Missouri's large rivers.

pallid sturgeon

MDC offers landowner pond workshops in Boone and Callaway counties

News from the region

Central
Jan 28, 2013

MDC's Runge Nature Center hosting volunteer open house

News from the region

Central
Jan 04, 2013

Join the volunteer team at Runge Nature Center. Learn more at Jan. 10 volunteer open house.

the front entrance to Runge Conservation Nature Center

Discover Nature with MDC at fish gigging clinic on Gasconade River

News from the region

Central
Nov 19, 2012

Participants will learn basics of gigging safety, equipment, fish identification, regulations and more.

MDC's Runge Nature Center hosting Black Friday shopping alternative program

News from the region

Central
Nov 08, 2012

MDC still needs hunter help with CWD sampling

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Nov 05, 2012

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

Adult Male Deer

Hunter shoots possible wolf in Howard County

News from the region

Central
Nov 02, 2012

DNA tests will help confirm species and possible origin of the animal.

Hunter-Shot Coyote is Wolf

MDC offers landowner prescribed burn workshop in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Oct 12, 2012

Learn about using prescribed burns to improve wildlife habitat and control unwanted vegetation on Oct. 27.

MDC offers deer hunting class in Columbia for women

News from the region

Central
Sep 11, 2012

Two-day class will be held Sept. 18-19 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at MDC Central Regional Office in Columbia.

MDC to host women’s clinic on basic firearms

News from the region

Central
Sep 10, 2012

Attend Discover Nature: Women’s Basic Firearms program from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Sugar Creek Conservation Area (CA).

Discover hunting with MDC at youth dove hunt in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Jul 30, 2012

“Discover Hunting” programs are an ongoing series to help youths and adults learn techniques, regulations and ethics involved with hunting.

dove hunt

Runge Nature Center hosting Hummers of Summer

News from the region

Central
Jul 25, 2012

Discover nature and follow the story of our smallest bird as it prepares for fall migration at Hummers of Summer from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

Discover Archery Day in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 25, 2012

Archers of every skill level are invited to the second annual Discover Archery Day on Aug. 11 at American Legion Park.

Photo of students at national archery in the schools tournament.

MDC to host clinics in Columbia for women on shotgun skills and deer hunting

News from the region

Central
Jul 18, 2012

There is no cost for either program and all firearms and ammunition will be provided. Participants are also welcome to bring their own shotgun. Pre-registration is required for both events.

E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center

Riley brothers of Callaway County honored for tree management

News from the region

Central
Jul 17, 2012
Riley brothers recognized by Missouri Tree Farm Committe

Discover nature at Runge Nature Center with exhibit by Missouri artist Pen Brady

News from the region

Central
Jul 09, 2012
Pen Brady Butterfly Art

July 13 dedication of new MDC central regional office to honor E. Sydney Stephens

News from the region

Central
Jul 03, 2012
E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center

Discover nature with MDC frogging clinic in Sweet Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Jun 18, 2012

Enjoy family fun at frogging clinic on July 20 at Blind Pony Hatchery.

American Bullfrog

Free fishing on Saturday at Bass Pro in Columbia.

News from the region

Central
Jun 07, 2012

Enjoy Free Fishing Days at Bass Pro.

MDC open house on CWD next steps June 2 in Macon County

News from the region

Northeast
Central
May 25, 2012

Open house will be at New Cambria High School June 2 between 1-4 p.m.

deer

MU football player holding online auction for new duck blind at Eagle Bluffs CA

News from the region

Central
May 15, 2012

Go to www.ebay.com and search Mizzou football autographed jersey or autographed Mizzou football.

Mizzou Football Jersey

Runge Nature Center to hold native plant sale and program March 24

News from the region

Central
Feb 27, 2012

Buy native flowers, shrubs and trees from Missouri vendors and learn how to use them.

several purple coneflower plants in bloom

Attend workshops in Columbia on landscaping with native plants

News from the region

Central
Feb 22, 2012

Registration deadline is Feb. 29. Seating is limited.

Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Central
Jan 23, 2012

Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
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