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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 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

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 invites women to fishing with trolling motors workshop at Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 20, 2018

Register to attend FREE Discover Nature – Women workshop May 12.

two people fish from a boat on a lake

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Kirksville April 21

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 11, 2018

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

two kids look at a tree

MDC invites women to Discover Nature – Women nature jewelry workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 11, 2018

Register to attend FREE crafting course April 21.

feather earrings

MDC invites adults to turkey clinic and mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake May 4 - 5

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 10, 2018

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

two turkey hunters in camo sitting against tree

MDC to host family archery clinic in Kirksville April 11

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 04, 2018

Register to attend a FREE workshop on basics of archery.

A family shoots arrows from crossbows during an MDC archery clinic.

Learn about forest management at annual Tree Farm Conference in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Statewide
Mar 26, 2018

MDC co-sponsors event for woodland property owners April 13-14.

Garry Gordon and Elaine De Jovin, will be recognized as Missouri’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2017 at the annual Missouri Tree Farm Conference in Kirksville April 13-14.

MDC invites youth to turkey clinic and hunt near Kirksville April 6 - 7

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 21, 2018

Youth participants may be selected for a mentored hunt in April.

Little girl and her turkey harvest

MDC partners with NWTF to offer JAKES youth seminar near Milan March 31

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 21, 2018

Register youth ages 6-15 for JAKES program at Locust Creek Conservation Area.

Youth practices archery at JAKES event

MDC invites teachers to Basic Archery Instructor course in Hannibal March 20

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 06, 2018

Archery programs in schools improve student performance and knowledge about wildlife conservation.

student archers taking aim during archery practice

MDC launches new Missouri Master Naturalist chapter in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 05, 2018

Participants must register and attend orientation on May 8 to take part in training.

Master Naturalists in a field

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop in Kirksville March 3

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 09, 2018

Free workshop will help land managers prepare and execute safe, productive controlled burns.

MDC staff person working a prescribed burn

MDC invites families to youth conservation event Feb. 11 in Edina

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 02, 2018

Family friendly event offers opportunity for youth to learn about important conservation issues.

kids watching MDC staff at youth conservation event

MDC to host TRIM grant application workshop in Macon Feb. 14

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 31, 2018

Grants assist communities, schools, and nonprofits with funding for tree care and employee training.

Man planting a tree.

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic at Mark Twain Lake on March 3

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 19, 2018

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.

Young boy tying a fly.

Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife in Palmyra

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 18, 2018

Family friendly tradeshow-style event offers opportunity for all ages to learn about important conservation issues.

wild turkey walking in grass

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 10, 2018

Free workshops will include classroom session and a demonstration burn, weather permitting.

MDC staff person lights a prescribed fire

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 27—28

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 05, 2018

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

bald eagle fishing

MDC invites new hunters to hunter education skills session in Canton

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 05, 2018

Class will cover firearm types, safety, and participants will earn hunter education certification.

hunter education skills session demonstration

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic at Long Branch Lake on Feb. 10

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 05, 2018

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.

fly tying equipment and supplies

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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
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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