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Kids' Fishing Day scheduled for Montauk State Park

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 20, 2017

Anglers age 15 and under can fish for trout for free at May 6 event.

girl with trout

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail at Audubon Trails Nature Center

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 20, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to this special event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

Twin Pines reopens with Heritage Day celebration April 1

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 24, 2017

The center will maintain regular open hours from April 1 to November 30.

Twin Pines outdoor image of building and sign

MDC: Public input sought for Angeline Conservation Area

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 02, 2017

The management plan is open for public review until March 31.

Angeline CA

MDC holds pond workshops for landowners in Ripley, Oregon counties

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 23, 2017

Pond workshops help landowners learn to manage fish habitat, populations.

Lilly pads on a pond.

MDC seeks public input on plan for Patrick Bridge Access

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 27, 2017

Citizens can comment on area's management plan Feb. 1-28.

Patrick Bridge Access

MDC offers fish gigging clinic Jan. 14 for Oregon County

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 13, 2016

MDC will host Introduction to Fish Gigging in Oregon County, Saturday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Someone gigging fish from the front of a boat at night.

Shannon County conservation agent excited about new job

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 21, 2016

Zack Swindle carrying on family tradition of working in legal profession.

Conservation Agent Zach Swindle

Get your Twin Pines nature fix before seasonal hours transition

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 02, 2016

November programs include Little Stinkers, Nature Nuts Wild Game Cooking and Nature’s Ornaments.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Fall colors and elk bugles provide autumn feast for the senses

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 28, 2016

Elk bugles and autumn colors combine for a spectacular Ozarks production.

Elk in the field at Peck Ranch Conservation Area.

MDC: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center implements seasonal hours

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 07, 2016

Due to the reduction of public use in the winter months Twin Pines will close from Dec. 1 to March 31, and reopen with regular operating hours April 1.

Twine Pines Education Center

MDC needs hunter help in southwest Missouri to detect CWD

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Sep 13, 2016

Deadly Chronic Wasting Disease in northern Arkansas has prompted MDC to continue increased surveillance efforts near state border.

Deer with CWD

Learn about fishing through MDC's Discover Nature Fishing

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 02, 2016

Free lessons will be offered at a variety of locations in September.

Little boy fishing for the first time.

MDC: Public input sought for Indian Trail Conservation Area

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 01, 2016

The <strong>Indian Trail </strong>CA management plan is open for public review until Sept. 30.

Deer at Indian Trail CA

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 19, 2016

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

coyote in the snow

MDC names Birch Tree man State Logger of the Year

News from the region

Statewide
Ozark
Aug 18, 2016

Congratulations to Smith Flooring contract logger Tom Martin!

Logger of the Year 2016

Learn about fishing through MDC's Discover Nature - Fishing

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 05, 2016

Free lessons will be offered at a variety of locations in August.

Kids fishing with an MDC instructor.

MDC partners with Lincoln University on West Plains Feral Hog Workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 25, 2016

Free workshop addresses feral hog concerns and assistance available to landowners.

Feral hog damage to a field.

MDC: Hunter education skills session scheduled for West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 21, 2016

The Aug. 2 skills session satisfies part two of Missouri hunter education requirements.

An adult man and young boy learning gun and hunter safety.

MDC improving fish habitat at Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 15, 2016

More than 100 tree bundles to be sunk at select locations on reservoirs.

MDC staff drop habitat structures from a boat in Norfork Lake

MDC searches for vehicle in elk poaching case

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 14, 2016

A reward of nearly $4,500 is offered for information in elk poaching case.

Poached Elk

Tree health in the Ozarks, a growing concern

News from the region

Ozark
Southwest
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016

People with tree concerns or questions can get answers at June 18 event.

view from Stegall Mountain on Peck Ranch Conservation Area shows a portion of the forested Ozarks.

Conservation Department hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

News from the region

Ozark
May 19, 2016

Learn the increasingly popular sport during this one-day youth clinic.

Bowfishing on the river bank.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center hosts Family Fish Day

News from the region

Ozark
May 05, 2016

Twin Pines will host Family Fish Day, Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Twin Pines Conservation Center presents Nature at Night

News from the region

Ozark
May 05, 2016

Learn about animals that are active only at night.

A flying squirrel on a tree branch

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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