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MDC closes offices in Northeast Region amid rise in COVID-19 cases

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 15, 2020

Offices will remain staffed, but closed to visitors until health conditions warrant reopening.

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

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 05, 2020

Youth ages 7-15 who have never Telechecked a deer may register to attend this hunt.

Youth deer hunter and mentor

MDC offers Field to Freezer workshop in Kirksville Nov. 2

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 21, 2020
Participants will learn simple steps to field dress and process wild game into cuts for the kitchen.
deer processing

MDC offers Basic Shotgun Wingshooting workshop in Kirksville Oct. 27

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 13, 2020

Participants will learn to hone hunting skills with non-toxic shot for migratory and upland bird species.

A hunter aims his shotgun while hunting with his bird dog

MDC Outdoor Recreation Spotlight: 5 kayaking opportunities in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 12, 2020

Enjoy mild weather and see fall colors from the water this autumn.

Kayaking on the Wyaconda River

Learn to make and catch fish with cane fishing poles at MDC workshop in Lancaster

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 22, 2020

Register to attend a FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop for all ages.

Cane fishing pole equipment

MDC, partners offer deer hunting clinic for youth with terminal, chronic illnesses

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 09, 2020
Apply by Oct. 23 for this free opportunity to connect with nature during Missouri’s youth deer season.
buck in woods

MDC offers beginner kayak clinics in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 08, 2020
Sign up to attend an introductory course on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.
beginner kayak training

MDC, partners offer youth and mobility impaired dove hunt in Macon County Sept. 12

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 14, 2020
Apply by Sept. 7 for this free event giving youth and mobility-impaired hunters access to the outdoors.
mobility-impaired duck hunters

MDC temporarily closes road at Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 13, 2020
Infrastructure upgrades will offer ecological benefits, closure to last through early October.
Map of Section of Shelby County Road 471

MDC to offer virtual clinic on bowfishing July 28

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 10, 2020

Register to attend this free clinic, recommended for ages 11-years and older.

Bowfisherman shoots into river

MDC to offer clinic on catfishing with alternative methods July 17–18

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 23, 2020
Register to attend this free clinic, recommended for ages 14-years and older.
family fishing from a boat

MDC invites new adult turkey hunters to virtual turkey clinic May 8

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 14, 2020

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

A wild turkey

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 12, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A controlled burn in a dry field.

MDC plans Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Workshop in Kirksville April 25

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 12, 2020

Register by April 15 to attend this training and contribute to preservation of Missouri’s streams.

Two women wade in a river to monitor water quality.

MDC to host beginner fly tying clinic in Moberly March 14

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 10, 2020

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

MDC staff teach participants how to tie flies during a workshop.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 18, 2020

Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land management method.

Two technicians manage a prescribed burn.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshop in Kirksville Feb. 20

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 28, 2020

Hunters can provide input on future season dates and zones.

Waterfowl hunters at dawn.

MDC to host two fly tying clinics in northeast Missouri this winter

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 15, 2020

Register to attend a FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies

A participant of an MDC fly tying workshop shows off his flies.

MDC to host ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell Feb. 8

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 15, 2020
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.
hooked fish during ice fishing

MDC to host farm legacy workshop in Kirksville Jan. 25

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 10, 2020

Free land stewardship program helps landowners plan for next generation and beyond.

Legacy workshop attendees

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 25-26

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 06, 2020
Discover nature this winter and witness one of the best opportunities for eagle watching in the country.
Eagle Swooping

MDC names Danny Hartwig as new regional administrator in Northeast Region

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 19, 2019

Hartwig will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.

Danny Hartwig poses for a picture in the snow.

MDC hosts holiday nature crafting event in Kirksville Dec. 10

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 20, 2019
This free family event teaches how to make gifts and decorations from natural materials.
holiday craft night

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

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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