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Eagles Days set at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

News from the region

Kansas City
Northeast
Nov 23, 2011

Eagle Days at Squaw Creek Dec. 3 and 4 will feature nation’s symbol and thousands of waterfowl.

American Bald Eagle catching a fish

Winter trout fishing begins at three Kansas City area locations

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 21, 2011

A green and silver fish splashed with crimson is back in Kansas City for the winter. Rainbow trout were recently stocked at some area lakes to offer the public additional winter fishing opportunities.

rainbow trout

Conservation milestones arrive for Kansas City and Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 15, 2011

MDC 75th anniversary celebration began this fall. Milestone anniversaries are also approaching for MDC areas in the Kansas City area.

Fishing at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

MDC's Discovery Center to host Scouts on Saturday for outdoor fun

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 03, 2011
MDC Discovery Center

Skeet shooter finds accessible MDC range and coaching on target

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 03, 2011

Outdoor sports were rare in Katie Garcia's life until she discovered skeet shooting and a mentor.

Katie Garcia skeet shooting at Lake City Range

MDC shooting ranges offer safe places to sight in deer rifles

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 25, 2011

Target shooting is a popular way to “sight in” or improve shooter accuracy with rifles before the hunt.

shooting at signs is unsafe

MDC to supervise managed archery deer hunts set for five Kansas City parks

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 17, 2011

Managed hunts are coordinated with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to provide bowhunters additional opportunities and help reduce over-populated deer herds.

MDC offers "Holiday Ornaments from Nature’s Bounty" class in Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Oct 17, 2011
Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

MDC offers deer processing class at Parma Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 14, 2011

Venison is a lean, nutritious and delicious protein source. Careful processing from field to freezer can enhance deer meat for the table.

Wildlife harvest at hand for Truman Lake conservation lands

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2011
Wildlife Habitat Truman Reservoir

Dry conditions create heightened wildfire danger in western Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2011

MDC urges precautions to prevent dangerous wildfires.

Attend backyard bird workshop at MDC Sedalia office

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Oct 06, 2011

Get tips on attracting backyard birds on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two men inspect a dying tree, which can be good bird habitat.

Early fall colors tinge foliage in Kansas City and northwest Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 03, 2011

Scarlet and purple are not bashful this autumn in the Kansas City region. A blush is already on many maple trees and ash trees.

Red maple leaves in fall color

Families enjoy outdoors at MDC National Hunting and Fishing Day activities

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2011

MDC helps families Discover Nature with National Hunting and Fishing Day activities at Reed Wildlife Area.

Madison Parkinson trapshooting

Volunteer at Parma Woods Shooting Range honored for service

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 23, 2011

Dexter Delano of Leavenworth has given more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service time at MDC's Parma Woods Shooting Range.

Parma Range Volunteer Dexter Delano

Effective wingshooting workshops offered for hunters in KC and St. Joe areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Sep 22, 2011

Free workshops will help migratory and upland bird hunters improve wingshooting skills, including use of non-toxic shells.

Prune and replant carefully for storm damaged trees

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 25, 2011

Be alert for non-professional tree-pruning offers and choose wisely for replacement trees.

Youth turkey hunting event planned in Warrensburg

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 12, 2011

Register by Aug. 22 for Aug. 27 event.

turkey calling

Big catfish roam in lightly fished streams

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 12, 2011

Anglers willing to do some paddling can enjoy a solitary experience and the chance to catch a trophy catfish.

flathead catfish

KC-area timber cutter honored for sustainable practices

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 10, 2011

Tree-harvest methods that promote healthy, sustainable forests recently earned Travis Yake the 2011 Kansas City Regional Logger Award.

Photo of Kansas City Region 2011 Logger of the Year, Travis Yake

MDC offers free landowner workshop on deer management

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 04, 2011

Free workshop will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Smithville Lake Litton Visitors Center.

Cheating charge filed against bass tourney entrant

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 30, 2011

Warsaw man faces felony charge of attempt to steal by deceit for allegedly trying to weigh in fish at a bass tournament that he caught before the tournament began.

Commissioners and director dedicate new Kansas City Regional Office

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 14, 2011

Members of the Missouri Conservation Commission and the director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Monday (June 13) dedicated the new MDC Kansas City regional office and headquarters for the James A. Reed Memorial Conservation Area.

KC Regional Office Ribboncutting

Explore Lewis & Clark Day at MDC Discovery Center June 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 08, 2011

Learn how the men lived on their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back.

Canines for tines, hunting dogs that retrieve shed antlers

News from the region

Kansas City
May 26, 2011

The five-month-old dog is well on the way to being a successful hunting companion for those who enjoy finding shed antlers.

Antler Retrieving Dog

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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