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MDC seeks public input on Big Creek Conservation Area near Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 03, 2018
Public can comment through Dec. 31 on draft management plan.
Big Creek Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input on Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area in Knox County

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 03, 2018
Public can comment through Dec. 31 on draft management plan.
Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area

MDC, partners offer mobility impaired rabbit hunt in Knox County Dec. 15-16

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 30, 2018
Apply by Dec. 7 for this free opportunity giving mobility impaired hunters access to the outdoors.
Missouri Disabled Sportsmen

MDC offers winter birdwatching workshop in Hannibal Dec. 14

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 28, 2018

Register early and learn about identifying and attracting Missouri’s birds to feeders.

woodpecker

MDC hosts holiday nature crafting event in Kirksville Dec. 11

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 14, 2018
This free family event teaches how to make gifts and decorations from natural materials.
two kids make nature-themed crafts at a table

Archers post impressive scores at Mark Twain Lake MoNASP tournament

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 31, 2018
MoNASP schools should plan for this tournament at state-of-the-art archery park again next fall.
Group pic of MoNASP archery tournament at Mark Twain Lake

MDC to cut ribbon on new archery range in Memphis Oct. 31

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 26, 2018

Grant funds helped create new archery range at Memphis Reservoir.

Someone shooting a bow.

MDC offers duck decoy workshop in Kirksville Nov. 5-6

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 12, 2018
Register by Nov. 1 for FREE two-day workshop to learn about duck ecology and create your own decoy.
mallard decoys on pond

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Kirksville Oct. 27

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 28, 2018

Register for a FREE workshop for early childhood educators to help kids discover nature.

Kids being taught about nature.

MDC offers youth deer clinic, hunt for beginners at Mark Twain Lake Nov. 23-25

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 26, 2018

Apply by Nov. 16 for FREE opportunity to harvest your first deer with guidance from MDC staff.

A white tailed buck deer stands in a field of green grass with denser vegetation behind him.

MDC names Clifton Hill man Northeast Regional Logger of the Year

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 26, 2018

Orin Allen led Kenmar Timber Company’s quality harvest operations on public and private lands in 2018.

Orin Allen of Kenmar Timber Company in Clifton Hill receiving northeast regional logger of the year award.

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Kirksville Oct. 16

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 21, 2018

Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.

CWD deer.

MDC invites new hunters to hunter education skills session in Green City Oct. 23

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2018
Class will cover firearm types, safety, and participants will earn hunter education certification.
Instructor show how to handle a shotgun at a hunter education class.

MDC hosts women's firearms workshop in Kirksville Oct. 2-3

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2018
Register today for a free opportunity to learn safe handling and shooting techniques.
Woman shooting handgun at Women’s Firearms Workshop

MDC, partners to host MoNASP archery tournament at Mark Twain Lake Oct. 20

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 06, 2018
Registration open now for tournament at new, state of the art archery park
male archer shooting compound bow at target

MDC to permanently close Buck and Doe Run Conservation Area Aug. 22

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 03, 2018
Area users can find other nearby opportunities to enjoy Missouri’s conservation heritage with MDC’s online atlas.
Two hunters walk trail at Buck and Doe Run Conservation Area

MDC invites youth to dove clinic and hunt at Locust Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 25, 2018
Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.
two hunters shoot at doves in field

MDC to host crossbow seminar at Deer Ridge Conservation Area near Lewistown July 14

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 06, 2018

Register to join FREE outdoor skills day and learn about crossbows.

A person shooting a crossbow

Discover nature with MDC at FREE Catfish Clinic Aug. 18 in NEMO

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 22, 2018

Learn the basics of catching big catfish on Missouri's rivers and lakes at this free clinic.

Dad and kids with catfish

MDC offers Wingshooting for the Hunter Workshop in Kirksville June 23

News from the region

Northeast
May 17, 2018
Participants will learn to hone hunting skills with non-toxic shot for migratory and upland bird species.
hunter shooting with dog retrieving

MDC partners with City of Memphis to develop new archery range

News from the region

Northeast
May 16, 2018

Grant funds to help create new archery range at Memphis Reservoir, set to open by September.

MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Rob Garver (left), and Memphis City Superintendent Roy Monroe

MDC invites women to discover nature at summer workshop June 2-3

News from the region

Northeast
May 02, 2018

Weekend workshop near Perry offers women a variety of outdoors skills courses.

Five women talking outside at Women's Outdoor Skills Workshop

MDC seeks volunteers to teach fishing classes in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 25, 2018

Register to attend a free training program in Kirksville or Hannibal.

Volunteers teach fishing skills to a family at a picnic table.

MDC offers free Discover Nature – Girls Camp in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 23, 2018

Girls ages 11-15 will learn outdoor skills and earn hunter education certification this summer during a three-day camp

Girls paddling in a canoe.

MDC offers interactive storybook nature hike through April 27 in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 23, 2018

Free nature hike and family reading experience available at MDC’s Northeast Regional Office

Storybooks for Nature Hike

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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
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Bill Graham
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Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7901
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
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