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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

MDC hosts intermediate fly tying clinic in Kirksville on Jan. 20

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 20, 2017

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn how to use specialized equipment.

Fly tying setup gear.

MDC hosts fourth annual ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell on Jan. 13

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 19, 2017

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.

Ice fishing.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools workshop for preschool teachers in Mexico

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 13, 2017

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

Nature Revealed book.

MDC invites new hunters to hunter education skills session in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 05, 2017

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

people at a hunter education skills session

MDC invites women to FREE waterfowl clinic and hunt Dec. 9

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 28, 2017

Spaces remain available for opportunity to learn successful waterfowl hunting tactics.

Man and a woman waterfowl hunting.

MDC hosts holiday nature crafting event in Kirksville Dec. 5

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 28, 2017

This fun, family event teaches how to make gifts and decorations from natural materials.

Little girls making crafts.

MDC seeks new volunteers to help lead Discover Nature Fishing programs

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 22, 2017

Register to attend a free training program in Macon Dec. 9.

Discover Nature Fishing Demonstration

MDC seeks public input on Locust Creek Conservation Area and Sears Community Lake in Sullivan County

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 02, 2017

Public can comment through Oct. 31 on draft management plan.

Locust Creek Conservation Area

MDC offers youth clinic, managed deer hunt at Mark Twain Lake Nov. 24 - 25

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 27, 2017

Register by Nov. 1 for FREE opportunity to learn about deer and hunt with a guide

White tail buck.

MDC invites hunters to Effective Wingshooting Workshop in Kirksville Oct. 7

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 26, 2017

Participants will learn to hone hunting skills for waterfowl and upland bird species before seasons open

Hunter shooting in field with dog retrieving

Learn camping skills with MDC and Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department Sept. 22

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 14, 2017

Last chance to register for FREE Discover Nature campout in Hannibal

camping at night

Discover Nature in the Park with MDC and Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 07, 2017

MDC invites families to FREE campout and outdoor demonstrations in Hannibal Sept. 22 and 23.

Tents spread out at night.

MDC seeks public input on LaBelle Lake and Ella Ewing Lake Conservation Areas in Lewis, Scotland counties

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 01, 2017

Public can comment through Sept. 30 on draft management plan.

Largemouth bass

REMINDER: Offer input at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House in Kirksville Aug. 14

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 11, 2017

Get information and share opinions on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

Northeast Regional office at Kirksville

MDC seeks public input on Mussel Fork Conservation Area in Macon, Linn counties

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 02, 2017

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan.

bird perched on a tree.

Get information and share opinions at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House in Kirksville Aug. 14

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 01, 2017

Give feedback on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

MDC's Northeast Regional Office

MDC invites new dove hunters to clinic and mentored hunt at Deer Ridge Conservation Area Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 28, 2017

Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.

youth dove hunting with mentor

MDC seeks public input on Wyaconda Crossing Conservation Area in Lewis County

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 03, 2017

Public can comment through July 31 on draft management plan.

Wyaconda Crossing Conservation Area

Discover nature with MDC at FREE Catfish Clinic Aug. 19 in NEMO

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 28, 2017

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

People holding up their catfish they caught for a picture.

MDC invites teachers to educator workshop at Sodalis Nature Preserve in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 19, 2017

Register for this FREE workshop and learn new ways to inspire students in nature.

teacher training at Sodalis Nature Preserve

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing event in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 09, 2017

Register to attend a free fishing program featuring MDC’s Rod and Reel Loaner Program June 25.

Little girl pond fishing

MDC invites kids, families to Free Fishing Day event in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 08, 2017

Get hooked on the thrill of fishing and discover nature at FREE clinic on June 10

Folks learn to fish from experienced anglers.

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Ralls County

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 07, 2017

Tree-killing pest has now spread to 36 Missouri counties.

Adult Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) exit trees through D-shaped holes they create in the bark.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
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Conservation Headquarters
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Candice Davis
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Bill Graham
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(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
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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