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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

MDC to host crossbow seminar at Deer Ridge Conservation Area near Lewistown July 14

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 06, 2018

Register to join FREE outdoor skills day and learn about crossbows.

A person shooting a crossbow

Discover nature with MDC at FREE Catfish Clinic Aug. 18 in NEMO

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 22, 2018

Learn the basics of catching big catfish on Missouri's rivers and lakes at this free clinic.

Dad and kids with catfish

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 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 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 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

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
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Southeast Regional Office
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Bill Graham
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Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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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