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Smoke at Peck Ranch CA week of March 19 is evidence of habitat improvement

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 16, 2012

Prescribed burns on the area are part of habitat management.

A forester carries a rake as he monitors a dripline fire.

Landowners attend Elk Habitat Workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 16, 2012

Biologists discussed elk-habitat practices, cost-share opportunities and gave an update on 2012 elk activities.

Two Missouri Elk Bulls

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Central
Jan 23, 2012

Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21.

Ellington program offers info on improving forest management and harvest

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 29, 2011

Foresters, landowners and loggers are invited to free workshops and field days Oct. 21 and 22 on how simple changes in forest management and harvest can increase profits and protect resource.

photo of Houf Pine Forest

MDC confirms mountain lion photo taken at Rocky Creek

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 23, 2011

Other recent confirmed reports include ones in Shannon, Oregon and Texas counties.

Photo of mountain lion at Rocky Creek

MDC confirms second photo of mountain lion in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 08, 2011

Second trail-cam image taken at same location as July 29 photo

Frame shows back half of mountain lion photographed by trail camera

Mountain lion shot by landowner in Texas County

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 06, 2011

Mountain lion photographed in Oregon County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2011

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

mountain lion photograph in Oregon County

Mountain lion photographed in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 12, 2011

A landowner’s trail camera has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Shannon County.

Trail camera photo of mountain lion at night, Shannon County

Public invited to fish MDC's Duck Creek CA ponds before drained for renovations

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 13, 2011

Anglers can salvage fish from ponds and immediate spillways effective immediately until Aug. 15.

Southeast Missouri black bear trapping to begin in May

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 27, 2011

Study will provide further information, such as movement patterns, population densities, habitat preferences, male-to-female ratios and overall numbers of Missouri bears.

Close up of a black bear sow head. It has light-colored fur on the sides of its snout.

MDC & DNR host free Kids' Fishing Day at Montauk May 7

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 26, 2011

Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Montauk State Park Kids’ Fishing Day May 7.

MDC to hold open house on proposed striped bass plan for Bull Shoals

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 18, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an open house on Tuesday, March 29, in Forsyth to discuss its proposed striped-bass management plan for Bull Shoals Lake. The open house will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Taney Center, located approximately two miles east of Forsyth on U.S. 160.

Striped Bass

Refuge at Peck Ranch CA temporarily closed to turkey hunting

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 18, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed the refuge portion of Peck Ranch Conservation Area to turkey hunting for this year to permit a species restoration project.

Turkey

Fire danger high for southern Missouri

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Nov 05, 2010

MDC foresters warn dry weather and high winds could cause fires to spread.

Conservation Commission approves contract for Eminence City Park

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 20, 2010

Community assistance project will provide improved boating and fishing access.

Ozark Regional Award Goes to Winona Logger

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 21, 2010

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently named Woody Haynes of Winona as the Ozark Regional Logger of the Year for 2010.

Logger of the Year - Ozark Region

Conservation Agents Conduct Large Wildlife Violation Investigation in the Ozarks

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 19, 2010

A large investigation involving illegal commercialization of wildlife and wildlife parts was brought to a close this weekend where the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) documented a total of 299 serious violations in seven counties across southern Missouri.

Photo of Ozark Wildlife Code violations.

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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
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