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June events at Twin Pines focus on harvesting natural skills

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
May 14, 2014
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Conservation Department urges state-wide vigilance to protect white-tailed deer

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
May 06, 2014

Anyone who sees sick deer should report it to their local conservation agent or office.

A white-tailed deer doe and fawn with spots.

MDC seeks public input during May on management of Peck Ranch

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 28, 2014

The state agency is in a multi-year process of updating management plans for its conservation areas and is inviting public comment.

Collared Lizard at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Montauk to hold Kids' Fishing Day May 3

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Apr 22, 2014
Trout Fishing at Montauk

Bennett Spring to host Kids' Fishing Day on May 3

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Apr 21, 2014
Child Fishing with Fish In Net

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop for landowners in Rolla

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 31, 2014

If you’re interested in learning how to use fire as a land management tool, attend this workshop on Feb. 13 in Rolla.

Conservation Department hosts Ellington Landowner Elk Workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 24, 2014
Bull and cow elk at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Conservation agents conduct archery compliance check

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 13, 2013

Business leaders reflect on economic, personal benefits of elk restoration

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 07, 2013

Tourism from Missouri elk restoration providing economic and quality-of-life benefits to Ozark communities.

Business leaders from Ozarks tour MDC elk habitat

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 07, 2013

Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

Discover nature with elk driving tours at MDC’s Peck Ranch in Ozarks

News from the region

Ozark
Statewide
Sep 18, 2013

See elk and other wildlife, hear bugling, see fall foliage, visit Twin Pines and local communities.

Bull elk bugling at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

MDC public meeting in West Plains seeks input on CWD threat to deer

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 09, 2013

Meeting is a chance for citizens to get information and give MDC comments about chronic wasting disease.

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

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting at Peck Ranch in Carter County

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 04, 2013
Mountain Lion in Carter County

Twin Pines Education Center celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 28, 2013

Gasconade River’s Jerome Access closed due to flood damage

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 19, 2013

Final repairs may be weeks away

Recent flooding left a 15 foot deep scour hole in the Jerome Access parking lot.

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Pulaski County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 15, 2013

Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

Pulaski County Mountain Lion Sighting

MDC to hold Forestry Field Day in Eminence

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 18, 2013

Foresters, landowners and loggers are all encouraged to attend.

our precious forests

Floods temporarily impact rainbow trout growth at Montauk State Park, Maramec Trout Park

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 17, 2013
rainbow trout

MDC needs anglers’ help with bass tagging study in Ozark streams

News from the region

Ozark
Statewide
May 23, 2013

Returning smallmouth bass tags can help MDC manage this popular game fish.

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Striped bass to be stocked in Bull Shoals

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
May 16, 2013

Because of their size and fighting qualities, striped bass are highly valued by anglers, and help make Missouri a great place to fish.

James Cunningham with State Record Striped Bass

Five year Missouri poaching case against 46 ends in Federal Court

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Statewide
May 13, 2013

Help MDC stop poaching by reporting poaching activities to Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111.

Discover nature at Twin Pines Heritage Day on April 13

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 04, 2013

Heritage Day events include demonstrations, music and an old fashioned fish fry.

Mike Holmes demonstrates woodworking at Haeritage Day

Refuge portion of Peck Ranch CA closed until July

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 01, 2013
Flock of Wild Turkey at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

New platforms improve accessibility at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Feb 27, 2013

Project is a joint effort of MDC, Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

rainbow trout

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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