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MDC offers free fishing classes in Kansas City and St. Joseph areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 19, 2019
Discover Nature—Fishing program helps anglers learn basic skills to get started
Two instructors teach a family how to fish

MDC offers free kayak classes July 11 in Livingston County

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 18, 2019

Space is limited for class to learn kayaking basics at Poosey Conservation Area lake

An MDC staff member kayaks on a lake.

MDC offers free fishing skills classes in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
May 31, 2019

Discover Nature — Fishing programs teach angling basics

MDC staff teach a mother and daughter how to fish.

MDC's hybrid striped bass stockings in northwest Missouri promising for anglers

News from the region

Northwest
May 14, 2019

Hybrids stocked in smaller lakes may boost all sport fish populations

An MDC biologist showing off a hybrid striped bass.

MDC reminds anglers of crappie regulation change at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Northwest
May 09, 2019
Anglers will now be able to keep more fish under the change
two anglers with stringer of crappie

Missouri River flooding keeps several MDC areas closed north of St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 23, 2019
Areas are closed due to high water or access and public safety issues
Boat Ramp at Thurnau Conservation Area

MDC offers free Conservation Youth Camp on June 28 in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 12, 2019

Applications now accepted for day camp that will teach girls and boys outdoor skills

girls learning outdoor conservation skills

Missouri River flooding prompts MDC to close several conservation areas in northwest region

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 19, 2019

Areas are closed due to high water or access and public safety issues

High rising water near boat ramp.

MDC offers free ice fishing clinic March 5 at Chillicothe

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 04, 2019
Gear provided for family fishing event
girl icefishing on pond

MDC reschedules ice fishing workshop in Andrew County to March 2

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 20, 2019
Free ice fishing workshop will depend on cooperation from weather
girl ice fishing on pond

Prairie chicken viewing will be offered this spring at Dunn Ranch

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 14, 2019
Space is limited for viewing event offered by The Nature Conservancy and MDC
Two Prairie Chickens

MDC schedules Feb. 23 ice fishing workshop in Andrew County

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 13, 2019
If weather cooperates, free workshop will be offered with fishing at Happy Holler Lake
girl icefishing

Pump station project approved for MDC's Fountain Grove Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 19, 2018
Project will improve water management for wetland habitats
Mallards at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

MDC plans Master Naturalist volunteer training Jan. 8 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 17, 2018
Participants will learn how to use science and service to connect people with nature
Two Master Naturalists with Sign

Visitors see eagles and waterfowl at 40th annual Loess Bluffs Eagle Days

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 04, 2018
Wetland conservation featured at Nov. 30-Dec. 2 event near Mound City
Eagle Nest at Loess Bluffs

MDC and partners host 40th annual Loess Bluffs Eagle Days Dec. 1-2 at Mound City

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 19, 2018
Free event highlights eagles and wetland conservation in northwest Missouri
Bald eagle perched in tree

MDC wetland in Holt County named for Lowell Mohler

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 06, 2018

Wetlands at Bob Brown Conservation Area now named for former Missouri conservation commissioner

Lowell Mohler and his wife.

MDC offers winter trout fishing in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 06, 2018
Krug Park Lagoon and Everyday Pond stocked with rainbow trout
rainbow trout in hand

MDC seeks public input for Fountain Grove Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 01, 2018
Public can comment in November on plans for wetland-oriented area
Waterfowl at Fountain Grove

Lowell Mohler to be honored Nov. 2 at MDC area in Holt County

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 22, 2018

Wetland unit at the Bob Brown Conservation area to be renamed for former Missouri conservation commissioner

Lowell Mohler

MDC offers Halloween fun Oct. 26 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 22, 2018

Special event will feature nature program and crafts for kids

spider

MDC hosted 32nd annual Poosey fall driving tour on Oct. 21

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 22, 2018

Autumn colors and hills featured at Poosey Conservation Area in Livingston County

Cars driving on the fall tour at Poosey CA

MDC to host 32nd annual Poosey Conservation Area fall tour on Oct. 21

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 09, 2018

Free event highlights Poosey's scenery, history, and outdoor recreation

People on a tour at Poosey Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input for Grand Pass Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 01, 2018
Public can comment in October on long-range plans for important wetlands
Mallards take flight from a wetland at Grand Pass Conservation Area

MDC offers free loaner gear for new anglers to try fishing

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 26, 2018
Dulany Memorial Library in Salisbury is newest site to host loaner fishing gear
MDC staff person shows woman and girl how to fish.

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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
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
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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