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Celebrating bugs and turtles in St. Joe

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 26, 2011

Common creatures can possess uncommonly interesting traits, as two upcoming MDC programs will explore.

northern map turtle

MDC offers youth dove-hunting workshop in Livingston County

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 25, 2011

Special dove hunt for youth 10-15 on Sept. 3 at Poosey CA in northwest Livingston County includes mandatory hunter-safety course on Sept. 2.

Young boy with harvested dove.

Big catfish roam in lightly fished streams

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 12, 2011

Anglers willing to do some paddling can enjoy a solitary experience and the chance to catch a trophy catfish.

flathead catfish

MDC offers free landowner workshop on deer management

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 04, 2011

Free workshop will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Smithville Lake Litton Visitors Center.

Cheating charge filed against bass tourney entrant

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 30, 2011

Warsaw man faces felony charge of attempt to steal by deceit for allegedly trying to weigh in fish at a bass tournament that he caught before the tournament began.

Explore Lewis & Clark Day at MDC Discovery Center June 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 08, 2011

Learn how the men lived on their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back.

Wings Over Weston event showcases birds and birding

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
May 11, 2011
Hooded Warbler

Shaping a forest for people and trees

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
May 03, 2011

A woodland tended best benefits wildlife and people. One fine example is the Riverbreaks Conservation Area forest.

Riverbreaks Burr Oak

St. Joe Arbor Day activities honor Year of the Forest

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 26, 2011

Celebrates trees – or pick up some free tree seedlings and meet Smokey Bear – as the MDC hosts Arbor Day celebration on April 30 in St. Joe.

Overstory research crew measuring trees

Spring serves walleye on the rocks

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Mar 30, 2011

A toothy fish with glassy eyes is about to tempt anglers who don’t mind hopping from rock to rock in the dark.

walleye

Waterfowl workshops coming up at Squaw Creek and Chillicothe

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 30, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding workshops around the state to gather hunter ideas about the timing of duck season and where waterfowl hunting zone boundaries should be located.

Duck Hunting

MDC to host CRP sessions in Northwest MO

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 22, 2011

Short-eared owls visit the Owsley family

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Feb 18, 2011

Matt and Deanna Owsley noticed an uncommon sight in two cedar trees near their home -- a dozen or more short-eared owls gazing back at them.

Photo of short-eared owl

Workshops teach landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 21, 2011
Landscape pros and native-plant enthusiasts are invited to attend at Longview campus of MCC in Lee’s Summit.

Reward offered for information regarding deer poaching

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 19, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking information about three deer killed illegally in the early morning hours of Dec. 10 inside the Warrensburg city limits near Lions Lake and the University Central Missouri’s Keth Memorial Golf Course.

Master Naturalist chapter forming in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 06, 2011

Northwest Missourians have opportunity to help nature and education projects in region.

Eagle Days draws crowds despite cold weather

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Dec 07, 2010

Despite chilly winds, hearty birds and bird watchers both turned out in good numbers for Eagle Days at Squaw Creek.

Eagle Days

Trumpeter swans numerous at Squaw Creek refuge

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 30, 2010

A majestic white bird – bunches of them -- may be on the water or wing for Eagle Days this weekend (Dec. 4-5) at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo of a gray rock pigeon standing among rocks

Eagle Days planned at Squaw Creek

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 22, 2010

Eagle Days at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge the first weekend in December.

Bald Eagle

Big cat in Northland is bobcat, not mountain lion

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 18, 2010
A close look reveals to biologists that this wild feline is clearly a bobcat
A bobcat walks along a treeline.

Ancient deer hunting method back in use

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 12, 2010
atlatl demonstration

Wildfire danger high in west central Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 03, 2010

MDC urges people to refrain from burning leaves and trash outdoors and to report any suspicious activity that might be connected with arson fires.

Autumn hunting seasons begin with doves

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 07, 2010
A harvested dove placed on an orange meshed bag.

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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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Joe Jerek
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Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
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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