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Discover nature with MDC at free catfish clinic July 19-20 in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Central
Northeast
Jun 07, 2019
Learn the basics of catching big catfish on Missouri's rivers and lakes at this free clinic.
boy holding catfish

MDC offers Wingshooting for the Hunter workshop in Kirksville June 22

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 04, 2019
Participants will learn to hone hunting skills with non-toxic shot for migratory and upland bird species.
hunter shooting with dog in field

MDC seeks public input on Atlanta Conservation Area and Long Branch Lake Management Lands in Macon County

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 03, 2019

Public can comment through June 30 on draft management plan.

White crappie

Range, access road reopen at Ranacker Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
May 28, 2019

Completion of bridge project allows full access to area near Frankford, Mo.

The new constructed bridge on the access road to Ranacker Conservation Area.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing clinic in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
May 28, 2019

Register to attend a Discover Nature – Fishing course June 8.

A little girl shows off her catch with her dad.

MDC offers beginning birding workshop in Kirksville April 26-27

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 18, 2019
Register to attend this free clinic and discover the popular world of birding.
several birders looking for a bird

MDC offers basic bowfishing workshop at Long Branch Lake May 11

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 18, 2019
Register to attend this free clinic and discover nature with nongame fish species.
man bowfishing at lake

MDC seeks public input on William E. Crawford Conservation Area in Clark County

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 01, 2019

Public can comment through April 30 on draft management plan.

turkey.

MDC invites adults to turkey clinic and mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake May 3-5

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 28, 2019

Register to attend this free clinic and hunt for adults who have never harvested a wild turkey.

Turkey hunters

MDC offers ammunition cartridge reloading workshop in Kirksville April 8-9

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 25, 2019

Register to attend a free course on basic reloading of metallic cartridges.

Ammo reloading workshop.

Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife in Milan March 19

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 18, 2019
Family friendly tradeshow-style event offers opportunity for all ages to learn about important conservation issues.
quail covey

UPDATE: Weather forces extended closure at Ranacker Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 13, 2019
North access, shooting range closed until weather permits completion of bridge project.
road closed signs at Peno Creek bridge

MDC plans Volunteer Water Quality Monitor training in Moberly March 23

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 07, 2019
Register by March 13 to attend this training and contribute to preservation of Missouri’s streams.
two volunteers monitor water quality in a Missouri stream

MDC plans Missouri Master Naturalist training in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 01, 2019
Participants must register and attend orientation on April 16 to take part in training.
master naturalists in field

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic at Mark Twain Lake March 16

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 20, 2019
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.
basic fly tying tools

MDC seeks public input on Ted Shanks Conservation Area in Pike County

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 01, 2019
Public can comment through Feb. 28 on draft management plan.
Ted Shanks Conservation Area

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic near Macon Feb. 23

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 30, 2019
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.
man tying a fly

RESCHEDULED: MDC’s beginner fly tying clinic in Kirksville moved to March 2

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 18, 2019
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.
people at fly tying workshop

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 26

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 16, 2019

Discover nature this winter and witness one of the best opportunities for eagle watching in the country.

Bald Eagle

RESCHEDULED: MDC’s fifth annual ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell moved to Feb. 2

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 11, 2019

Due to winter storm warnings this weekend’s clinic will move to Feb. 2 – register by Feb. 1.

People ice fishing.

MDC announces temporary closure at Ranacker Conservation Area in Pike County

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 03, 2019
North access, shooting range closed for construction until March 15, pending project completion.
stream on Ranacker Conservation Area

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic in Kirksville Jan. 19

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 27, 2018
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.
fly tying spool

MDC hosts fifth annual ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell on Jan. 12

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 21, 2018
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.
ice fishing workshop

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 21, 2018
Free workshops will include classroom session and a demonstration burn, weather permitting.
prescribed fire

MDC crowns state champion American sycamore tree in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 18, 2018
Mark Twain Cave property recognized as home to one of the largest Sycamore trees in the state.
two people pose in front of co-champion American sycamore

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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) 815-7901
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
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