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MDC offers free fishing event July 24 at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 16, 2018
Fishing poles, bait, and instructions provided for newcomers to fishing.
boy holding bass

MDC offers free fishing event May 22 at Sterling Price Community Lake near Salisbury

News from the region

Northwest
May 15, 2018

Event is a good chance for youngsters and newcomers to learn how to fish

man baiting hook for boy on side of creek

MDC to host free youth outdoor skills event May 19 at Sumner

News from the region

Northwest
May 14, 2018

Experts will help participants try target shooting with archery, sling shot, .22 rifle, and shotgun

instructor showing kid how to shoot a bow

MDC offers free Loess Hills Timber and Prairie Field Day May 12 in Holt County

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 24, 2018

Landowners can get guidance on healthy forest and grassland management in loess hills

MDC staff looking at flowers in a field.

MDC and St. Joseph will offer fishing and conservation summer fun at Krug Park

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 02, 2018

Watch for free fishing and nature programs from May-September

MDC staff helping a girl with a fishing.

MDC seeks public input on plan for Helen K. Wiese Conservation Area in Chariton County

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 02, 2018

Public can comment on plans for the area during April

wild turkeys

Stephen Short is new MDC Resource Forester in Branson

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 05, 2018

Alabama native had previous forestry stints with Arkansas and MDC.

Stephen Short

MDC offers free Deer Spectacular March 24 at Jamesport

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 05, 2018

Antler measuring will be followed by white-tailed deer management workshop

buck in tall grass in fall

MDC seeks public input on plans for two conservation areas in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 01, 2018

Public can comment in March on long-range plans for Floyd and Wagner conservation areas

doe in woods

Ice willing, MDC schedules ice fishing clinic Feb. 10 near Maryville

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 30, 2018

Free clinic at Mozingo Lake will depend on safe ice conditions

People ice fishing.

Trumpeter swans bring grace to winter waters

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 14, 2017

MDC biologists say trumpeter sightings more frequent

Trumpeter swans

Eagles and waterfowl plentiful at Loess Bluffs Eagle Days

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 05, 2017

MDC and partners hosted school groups and the public for 39th annual event

Bald Eagle in Tree at Loess Bluffs Eagle Days

MDC seeks public input for Punkin Center access plan

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 01, 2017

Public can comment in December on long range plan for river access

Buck at Punkin Center Access

MDC and partners host 39th Loess Bluffs Eagle Days

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 20, 2017

Free event highlights eagles and conservation in northwest Missouri

Bald Eagle.

MDC offers winter trout fishing in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 09, 2017

Krug Park Lagoon is city's newest trout fishing destination

rainbow trout

MDC hosts 31st annual Poosey Fall Driving Tour

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 17, 2017

Early fall color and conservation practices were on display

Poosey Fall Driving Tour

MDC to host free Fish-or-Treat event Oct. 28 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 16, 2017

Children can wear costumes and enjoy fishing, games, and prizes

Little girl holding up here catch.

MDC to host 31st annual Poosey fall tour Oct. 15

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 02, 2017

Free event highlights Poosey's natural areas and fall color in forested hills

Lake at Poosey Conservation Area

MDC collects public input at 80th anniversary open house

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 27, 2017

St. Joseph doctor donates valued art print marking Missouri conservation history

Dr. Philip Acuff of St. Joseph presented a valuable and historic J.N. Ding Darling art print Sept. 26 to MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley and Missouri Conservation Commissioner Dave Murphy

MDC to host deer management workshop Sept. 30

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 18, 2017

Free workshop will explore strategies for managing deer on private land

buck in field

MDC to host 80th anniversary open house Sept. 26

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 11, 2017

Public can give feedback on regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues

St. Joseph MDC Regional Headquarters sign.

Comprehensive deer study enters third harvest season

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 06, 2017

MDC and MU researchers remind hunters not to let a collar affect their decision to harvest a deer.

collared deer

MDC seeks public input for Pawnee Prairie Natural Area

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 01, 2017

Public can comment in September on area's long-range management plans

Pawnee Prairie

MDC to co-host Prairie Days Sept. 15 & 16 at Dunn Ranch

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 30, 2017

Free event offers a chance to view bison, birds, wildflowers, and native grasses

Bison at Dunn Ranch

MDC to host 49th annual Antler Measurement Day Aug. 26

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 11, 2017

Free event will score deer antlers to qualify them for record books

Buck in the 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) 815-7901
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
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