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MDC invites first-time youth deer hunters to free mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 20, 2019
Youth ages 6-15 who have never Telechecked a deer may register for hunt this fall.
young deer hunter with mentor

MDC invites families to outdoor fun day in Macon Sept. 28

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 13, 2019
Learn outdoor skills from some of the biggest outdoor enthusiasts in the area.
girl with agent holding fish

MDC to offer youth outdoor skills day at Union Ridge Conservation Area Sept. 28

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 11, 2019
Register youth ages 6-15 for a free JAKES program on a variety of outdoor skills.
MDC staff person teaches boy named Jackson archery

MDC, partners to host MoNASP archery tournament at Mark Twain Lake Oct. 5

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 28, 2019

Registration open now for tournament at new, state-of-the-art archery park.

A man shoots archery at Frank Russell Recreation Area.

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday with MDC in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 19, 2019

Join MDC for free festivities for the entire family on the Quad at Truman State University.

Smokey Bear holding his 75th Birthday cake.

UPDATE: Catfish clinic in northeast Missouri moved to Mark Twain Lake

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 02, 2019

Still room to register to learn basics of catching big catfish on Missouri's waters.

A father, son, and daughter pose with a catfish caught at a Missouri lake.

MDC invites women to beginner shooting clinic series in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 01, 2019
Register to attend a free series of training programs for women on beginner shooting basics.
woman shooting shotgun

MDC to offer frogging clinic for beginners at Locust Creek Conservation Area July 5

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 21, 2019

Learn to hone frogging skills at FREE clinic for the whole family.

Two kids carry their gigs while out searching for frogs.

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

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
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Bill Graham
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Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
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Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
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Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
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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