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MDC offers Effective Wingshooting workshop in Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 08, 2015

The course is free, but pre-registration is required since space is limited.

MDC Weird Science: Cape Nature Center snake gives virgin births

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2015

Snake parthenogenesis gives animal-care intern a surprise.

Cape Nature Center Water Snake

Cape Girardeau County welcomes new conservation agent

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2015

Ben Stratton is the new conservation agent for Cape Girardeau County.

Cape Girardeau County Conservation Agent Ben Stratton

MDC seeks experienced anglers to share fishing knowledge with others

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 25, 2015

MDC fisheries biologists in Cape Girardeau are looking for a few good anglers to share their knowledge and love of nature by teaching others how to fish.

Missouri Department of Conservation fisheries biologists in Cape Girardeau are l

MDC: Day on the River is Sept. 12

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 25, 2015

Tour and explore the mighty Mississippi River with conservation biologists.

Day on the River, Saturday, Sept. 12, in Cape Girardeau will offer free boat rid

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 leads 63 floaters on ‘mild’ Mississippi

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 21, 2015

Sun, sand and floatable water is much closer than some may think.

Missouri Department of Conservation naturalists, biologists, and experienced riv

Cape Nature Center hosts Voices of Missouri’s Rivers author

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 14, 2015

Discover nature through Voices of Missouri's Rivers author presentation and book signing on Sept. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Voices of Missouri’s Rivers

MDC: Help band hummingbirds at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 06, 2015

Get up close to a hummingbird on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

MDC: Cape Nature Center hosts ‘Feeding Frenzy’

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 06, 2015

View live feedings of the center's resident reptiles, amphibians, and fish on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Speckled King Snake

MDC: Small acres can be a big help for wildlife

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 05, 2015

The Conservation Department offers technical and financial assistance to private landowners.

Rabbit

MDC: Bird surveys show increase of quail in southeast Missouri focus area

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 04, 2015
Quail

MDC workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 27, 2015
Prescribed Fire

MDC: Softball translates the science of quail management

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 16, 2015

A simple softball analogy can translate the science of quail management.

Tim Kavan

MDC: Federally endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly found on new site

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 15, 2015

This makes the 20th site in Missouri known to host the imperiled bug.

MDC: Explore the Mighty Mississippi River with the Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 15, 2015

Three upcoming events offer opportunities to learn, play and explore at every comfort level.

Conservation agents make drug arrests at Amidon Memorial Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 09, 2015
Amidon Memorial Conservation Area

MDC: Cape Nature Center teaches campfire cooking

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 09, 2015

Limited space is available. Call the Nature Center for more information or to register at (573) 290-5218.

Campfire Cooking

MDC: Meet monkey face, pig toe, and heel splitter at Mussel Mania event

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 02, 2015

MDC Cape Nature Center offers an opportunity to look for freshwater mussels.

Monkey Face Mussel

MDC: Girls discover nature at Camp SEMO

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 26, 2015
Discover Nature Girls Camp in SEMO

MDC confirms Perryville nuisance bear euthanized

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 15, 2015

Wildlife biologists remind the public that ‘a fed bear is a dead bear.’

Black Bear

MDC to hold workshop in Park Hills on prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 12, 2015

Learn to use prescribed fire as a land management tool on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College in Park Hills.

Prescribed Fire

MDC offers frog gigging clinic in Mississippi County

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 08, 2015

Try frogging on July 11 at Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area. Preregistration is required by July 6.

bullfrog

Sign up now to trotline for catfish on the Mississippi River

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2015

Fisheries biologists will teach safety and basics of trotlining on the Mighty Mississippi.

Blue Catfish with MDC Staff

MDC seeks public input for Wappapello and Clearwater Management Lands

News from the region

Southeast
May 22, 2015

Public can comment during June on long-term management plans of areas associated with these lakes.

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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