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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

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 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 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, 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

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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) 815-7900
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