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MDC: Women can discover nature in rabbit hunting

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 12, 2016

Women's-only rabbit hunt on Feb. 13 near Duck Creek Conservation Area in Southeast Missouri offers skill development and time with friends.

Women Rabbit Hunting

MDC: Ten Mile Pond Area pending closure from rising flood waters

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 31, 2015

For updates on the pending closure, call the area’s waterfowl hotline at (573) 649-9491.

Ten Mile Pond

MDC seeks info about poached bull elk found at Current River

News from the region

St. Louis
Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
Central
Dec 30, 2015

MDC is investigating the death of a bull elk that appears to have been shot and had its skull plate and antlers removed.

Poached Bull Elk

Conservation Department promotes Barton to Protection District Supervisor

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 29, 2015

Barton now supervises conservation agents in Iron, Reynolds, Wayne and Butler Counties.

MDC: Experts share wildlife habitat tips at month-long seminar

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 14, 2015

Topics include elk, black bear, quail and turkey updates, and habitat management.

Wild Turkeys

MDC seeks public input for three southeast conservation areas

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 08, 2015

Public can comment on long-term management plans of Tywappity, Horton Farm and St. Mary’s Access.

MDC: Report all sightings of feral hogs to promote eradication

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 07, 2015

Protect Missouri’s forests, fish, wildlife and crops by helping MDC destroy feral hogs.

feral hog

MDC: Cape Nature Center gallery display celebrates attention to detail

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 04, 2015

The less obvious aspects of nature can be the most beautiful.

Cape Nature Center Gallery Display

MDC: Celebrate the holidays with help from the Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 19, 2015

Crafting events offer experiences that will spice up the holidays for each family member.

Nature Art

MDC: Blue crab surprises researchers during Mississippi River fish sampling

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 18, 2015

Conservation officials suspect the crab was either dumped or hitched a ride from further south.

Natural factors causing trout die-off at Shepherd of the Hills

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 17, 2015

Rapid response by MDC statewide hatchery staff mitigating loss.

MDC Cape Nature Center offers Dutch Oven Cooking program

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 27, 2015

MDC’s Cape Nature Center hosts evening elk program

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 27, 2015

Pair this Nov. 12 Nature Center program with a self-guided driving tour for a fall elk experience.

Madison County welcomes new Conservation Agent Kyle Dunda

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 22, 2015
Madison County Conservation Agent Kyle Dunda

MDC: Managed deer hunt makes hunting possible for disabled hunters

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 22, 2015

Managed hunts help make experiencing the outdoors available to everyone.

Managed Deer Hunt at Wappapello

MDC adds Farmington’s Giessing Lake to trout stocking program

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 19, 2015

MDC will stock Giessing and Jackson’s Rotary Lake in time for Nov. 1 opener.

rainbow trout

MDC’s Cape Nature Center hosts Fall Festival Oct. 17

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 13, 2015

Live bird presentations, naturalist-led hikes, kids’ activities, and a campfire promise fun family time Oct. 17.

Photo of a turkey vulture in flight

Pryor named new conservation agent for Butler County

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 13, 2015
Butler County Conservation Agent Caleb Pryor

MDC fills conservation agent position in Reynolds County

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 09, 2015
Reynolds County Conservation Agent Kaleb Neece

Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid counties pilot Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 07, 2015

The MDC program offers landowner incentives while increasing public access opportunities.

Dove Hunting

MDC: Cape Nature Center seeks new volunteers

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 07, 2015

This Saturday’s open house will showcase volunteer opportunities.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Public input sought for Pickle Springs Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 06, 2015

The Pickle Springs Conservation Area management plan is open for public review until Oct. 31.

Pickle Springs Conservation Area

MDC land acquisitions in Pemiscot County mean more public use opportunities

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 24, 2015

Additional public use acres open up just in time for deer season.

Black Island

MDC seeking public input on changes for smallmouth and rock bass

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 24, 2015

Potential regulation changes will improve fishing and simplify length and daily limits. Open house scheduled for Oct. 6 in Farmington.

Smallmouth Bass

MDC provides accessible duck blind at Duck Creek for hunters with disabilities

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 23, 2015

Call the MDC Southeast Regional Office for reservation to use the blind.

Duck Creek Hunting Blind

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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