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MDC invites youth, families to free fishing workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 29, 2017

Register to attend FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop April 15 and learn how to use equipment.

Youth casting in pond at MDC fishing workshop.

MDC hosts basic fly tying clinic in Kirksville on April 1

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 08, 2017

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

Fly tying setup.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 24, 2017

Free workshops will include classroom session and a demonstration burn, weather permitting.

Prescribed fire workshop

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 28 - 29

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 10, 2017

Discover nature this winter, and witness one of the best opportunities for eagle watching in the country

Eagle perched on a tree.

MDC hosts third annual ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell on Jan. 21

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

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

ice fishing

MDC to drop water levels at Fox Valley Lake near Kahoka

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

Winter drawdown aims to reduce nuisance plants and spur largemouth bass growth in spring.

largemouth bass

MDC invites youth to fly tying workshop in Edina on Jan. 15

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

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

fly tying

MDC seeks new volunteers to help lead Discover Nature Fishing programs

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 10, 2016

Register to attend a free training program in Hannibal Dec. 3.

MDC volunteer teaching a group of people about fishing.

MDC stocks rainbow trout in Kirksville’s Spur Pond to kick off winter trout season

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 08, 2016

Special season improves access to cold water fish; catch-and-release only until Feb. 1.

Rainbow Trout

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 07, 2016

Course helps teachers integrate environmental education into existing curriculum.

Teachers learning about discover nature schools.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 07, 2016

Course helps teachers integrate environmental education into existing curriculum.

Discover nature schools curriculum books

MDC seeks public input on Deer Ridge Conservation Area near Lewistown

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 01, 2016

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

Deer Ridge Conservation Area Lake.

MDC to offer deer processing class in Kirksville Nov. 1

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 11, 2016

Free clinic helps hunters process meat from field to freezer.

A group of people watch an instructor process a deer

MDC seeks public input on Fox Valley Lake Conservation Area near Kahoka

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 03, 2016

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

Fox Valley Lake

MDC offers Women's Basic Firearms workshop Oct. 22

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 27, 2016

Register to attend a free training program near Kirksville.

A woman shooting a rifle at a shooing range.

MDC invites families to National Hunting and Fishing Day event Sept. 24 in Knox County

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 09, 2016

Celebrate with free outdoor activities at Henry Sever Lake Conservation Area

Conservation agent helping a little boy fish.

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Kirksville Sept. 3

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 24, 2016

Course is required for those who wish to use cable restraint devices during trapping season

coyote

MDC seeks public input on Sugar Creek and Montgomery Woods Conservation Areas

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 05, 2016

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

A stand of trees at Sugar Creek Conservation Area

MDC hosts WET workshop for teachers in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 01, 2016

Water Education for Teachers workshop can help educators integrate importance of water into existing curriculum.

An instructor and teachers wading in a stream on a sunny summer day

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 30, 2016

Program aims to boost wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities.

MRAP

Discover nature with MDC at Catfish Camp Aug. 6-7

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 10, 2016

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

An adult angler and two children hold a large catfish in their boat

MDC seeks public input on Dupont Reservation and Edward Anderson Conservation Areas

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 01, 2016

Public comment period runs through June 30.

Wide shot of Edward Anderson Conservation Area

MDC hosts free frogging clinic in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
May 25, 2016

Register to attend evening course on Missouri frogs, and how to catch them

A little boy holding up a frog he harvest frogging

MDC offers landowners payment for public use of land

News from the region

Central
Kansas City
Northeast
Northwest
St. Louis
May 16, 2016

Landowners can apply June 1 – July 15 for new program that pays them to allow public hunting, fishing, or wildlife viewing on enrolled private lands.

Hunter reading the signage at an MRAP area.

MDC helps grow new generation of turkey hunters, conservationists

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 15, 2016

Free clinic and mentored hunt in northeast Missouri connects kids with nature

A group of youth turkey hunters and their mentors show off their harvest.

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MDC Media Staff

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