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MDC hosts Effective Wing Shooting Clinic in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 25, 2015

Pre-registration is required for the event by Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Agencies work together to host Family Farm and Forest Landowner Field Day near Eminence

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Aug 24, 2015

Free family-friendly event supports health and wealth of family farms and forests.

Young Angler

MDC offers food plot workshop Aug. 28 in Alton

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 14, 2015

The free food plot workshop will be Aug. 28 at the FEMA building on the Alton school campus.

Food Plot

MDC staff forced to euthanize nuisance black bear in Christian County

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Jul 21, 2015
Do Not Feed Bears! A fed bear often sadly becomes a dead bear.
Black Bear Euthanized

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center hosts Family Fish Day

News from the region

Ozark
May 21, 2015

Fish for free with MDC on Saturday, May 30.

Kids' Fishing Day scheduled for Montauk State Park

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 20, 2015

Anglers age 15 and under can fish for trout for free at May 2 event.

Kids Trout Fishing

MDC uses computer and satellite technology for deer study

News from the region

Kansas City
Ozark
Statewide
Apr 07, 2015

Five-year research study will help guide deer herd management.

deer with tracking collar

MDC seeks public input for White River Trace Conservation Area

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 01, 2015

Draft management plan for Dent County area available for public review during April.

Quail

MDC seeks public input for Peck Ranch Conservation Area

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 01, 2015

Draft management plan for area available for public review during April.

Bull Elk at Peck Ranch

Refuge part of MDC's Peck Ranch Area to close temporarily

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 24, 2015

Shutdown during elk calving period is annual occurrence.

Elk Calf with Collar

Take a step back in time at MDC Twin Pines Heritage Day April 11

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 18, 2015

Free event celebrates heritage and resources of Missouri Ozarks.

Twin Pines Heritage Day volunteers

Wright County conservation agent wins national award

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 23, 2015

MDC's Keith Wollard named NWTF's Wildlife Officer of the Year.

MDC to hold deer meeting at West Plains Civic Center March 5

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 17, 2015

Proposed regulation changes to be discussed at March 5 open house from 5-8 p.m.

Bucks In Field

MDC reminds hunters to be wary of sinkholes

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
Nov 06, 2014

Advance scouting can help hunters identify sinkholes and other topographical hazards.

Sinkhole

MDC encourages sending butternut tree seeds to state nursery

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Oct 24, 2014

The butternut tree needs all the help it can get.

Forestry staff shows leaves of butternut tree

The glade as an Ozarks treasure

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 03, 2014

MDC recommends management techniques to safeguard this unique habitat.

Ozark Butterfly

MDC names Birch Tree man as Logger of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 15, 2014

Congratulations to Scott 'Greg' Stark of Birch Tree and owner of Stark Logging on being named 2014 State Logger of the Year.

MDC names Birch Tree man as 2014 Logger of the Year

MDC hosts Effective Wing Shooting Clinic in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 13, 2014

Registration for the Aug. 30 clinic is required by Aug. 27.

Refuge at Peck Ranch Conservation Area to reopen

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 08, 2014

A little more than a month after flood damage forced a temporary closure, the refuge portion of the Peck Ranch Conservation Area is set to reopen to the public on August 15.

Bull and cow elk at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Flooding temporarily closes part of Peck Ranch Area

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 07, 2014
Peck Ranch Deer

MDC offering prescribed burn workshop in Ava June 24

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Jun 16, 2014

Preregister at Ava USDA office or by calling 417-683-4816 ext. 3.

prescribed fire

MDC holding deer management open house June 25 in Van Buren

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 02, 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 26 in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 02, 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 16 in Rolla

News from the region

Ozark
Central
May 30, 2014

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

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

Missouri Black Bear Project enters second phase

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2014
Black Bear Research Project

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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
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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