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MDC invites you to holiday nature crafting event in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 10, 2014

Bring the family to make tree ornaments, decorations, and bird feeders out of a variety of natural items.

holiday crafting to make bird feeder

Join MDC for a class on nature photography at the Kirksville office

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 04, 2014

Learn tips and techniques to help you snap the best nature photos.

Butterfly on Ironweed

MDC seeks public input for Redman Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 30, 2014

A draft management plan for the area is available for public review from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.

Redman Conservation Area

MDC offering a bowhunter education class in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 27, 2014

This course is an excellent refresher for veteran bowhunters or for someone new to the sport.

A woman in camoflage hunting gear takes aim with a compound bow

MDC to host deer processing class in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 06, 2014

There is no cost for the Nov. 4 program, but registration is required by Oct. 31.

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

MDC invites public to a tree maintenance workshop in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 26, 2014

Learn more about tree selection, planting, and pruning techniques.

TreePlanting

MDC needs hunter help with CWD sampling in north-central Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Sep 17, 2014

Effort is for deer harvested in Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph, and Sullivan counties.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

Join MDC for a viewing of The Lost Bird Project at the Kirksville office

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 09, 2014

The hour-long film tells the story of five extinct birds, including the passenger pigeon, and how they met their fate. Discussion and activity will follow the film.

Passenger Pigeon

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with MDC in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 05, 2014

The all day event on Sept. 27 is free and open to the public.

MoNASP

MDC seeks public input for Ranacker Conservation Area management plan

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 08, 2014

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians. A draft plan for the Ranacker Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31.

MDC to host fishing instructor course in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 07, 2014

MDC is recruiting volunteer instructors to teach anglers of all ages how to fish.

Boy Holding Fish

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshop in Kirksville on August 16

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 07, 2014

Improve your shotgunning skills, deepen your commitment to conservation, and reduce hunting expenses.

Waterfowl Hunter with Dog

Shooting range on MDC Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area to close for renovations

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Jun 18, 2014

The unstaffed shooting range will close on June 23 for renovations and updates with an expected reopening in mid-October.

Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area

MDC holding deer management open house July 7 in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 09, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC holding deer management open house June 30 in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 04, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department deer management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC seeking public input for J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area and Julian Steyermark Woods Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
May 29, 2014

A draft plan is available for public review from June 1 to June 30.

J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area

Wet a line with MDC at family fishing clinic in Kirksville May 31

News from the region

Northeast
May 21, 2014

There is no cost for the program, but preregistration is required by May 23.

Charlie Nelson and granddaughters fishing

Join MDC for a tour of Spring Creek Ranch Natural Area May 24

News from the region

Northeast
May 21, 2014

The tour will highlight the area's savanna, the largest of its type in Missouri, and stream features. Register by May 23.

Photo of lead plant showing flowers and leaves

MDC to host fishing instructor courses in Northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
May 05, 2014

Anyone who has an interest in teaching others about fishing can become an instructor.

Charlie Nelson and granddaughters fishing

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 23, 2014

Free workshop can help Missouri wingshooters become more efficient by learning to take fewer marginal shots and reducing numbers of wounded game. Preregister by May 21.

Waterfowl Hunter with Dog

Wet a line with MDC at family fishing clinic in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 22, 2014

Discover nature and learn basic fishing skills on May 31 at Forest Lake. Preregistration is required by May 23.

Family Fishing

MDC to host Conservation Celebration in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 16, 2014

Activities, demonstrations, and displays will help families discover nature.

Girl hugs tree so companions can find her while on hike

Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife in Macon

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 21, 2014

Discover nature and spend an evening with wildlife from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, in the gymnasium at Macon High School.

Photo of male wild turkey walking in mowed grass

Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey hunt in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 21, 2014

Preregistration by April 9 is required.

Young turkey hunter with gobbler

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop Feb. 15 in Clark County

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 15, 2014

The workshop is free, however pre-registration is required by Feb. 10.

controlled burns

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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