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MDC workshop in Cape Girardeau will show prescribed fire as land and wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 22, 2014

The Aug. 28 workshop in Cape Girardeau will be given two different times to provide landowners a better opportunity to attend.

burn boss with drip torch in front of fire

MDC Youth Dove Clinic and Hunt in Cape Girardeau marks opening day of dove season

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 22, 2014

This free clinic and hunt will be offered to the first 20 applicants that meet requirements. Preregistration is required.

Youth Dove Hunting

Conservation Department continues alligator gar restoration

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 14, 2014

The project is part of the Department’s mission to protect and manage a valuable fishery in the state.

Alligator Gar

Malden receives Community Archery Grant from Conservation Department

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 14, 2014

MDC stocks larger brown trout in Meramec River

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Aug 13, 2014

Trout anglers who pursue browns may be finding some pleasant surprises on the ends of their lines.

Brown Trout

Show off your harvest at the SEMO District Fair

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 04, 2014

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages you to enjoy the harvest at this year’s SEMO District Fair. Conservation exhibits at this year’s fair will feature tips on how you can enjoy harvesting Missouri game, fish and wild edibles.

A warmly-dressed girl with a rifle slung over her shoulder holds up a rabbit she harvested.

MDC delivers Volunteer Fire Assistance Program matching grants

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 28, 2014

Of the 177 fire departments receiving checks, 31 of those fire departments are in Missouri's southeast region.

MDC Discover Nature Girls Camp imparts new outdoor skills, fun outdoor memories

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 25, 2014

Our goal with this camp is to get more young women involved in the outdoors and conservation.

Discover Nature Girls Camp

MDC and partners holding landowner workshops on Farm Bill programs and other assistance

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 11, 2014

Preregistration for August workshops is required by July 31.

Chop and Drop Edgefeathering

Float the Mighty Mississippi with MDC Naturalists

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 03, 2014

The program begins with a safety presentation Aug. 15 at the nature center. On Aug. 16, participants will be led by naturalists and biologists on a 13-mile float from Trail of Tears State Park to Red Star Access.

Mississippi River

Join MDC to Cruise a Creek in Jackson July 19

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 03, 2014

Join the Creek Cruisin' event July 19 at Hubble Creek in Jackson City Park.

Boy Views Underwater Creatures

MDC offers Bowhunter Education Certification Course for Southeast Region

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 10, 2014

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Bowhunter Education Certification Course, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Perryville.

Bow Hunting

Cape Nature Center awarded 2014 Trip Advisor certificate of excellence

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 09, 2014

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC holding deer management open house June 24 in Jackson

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2014

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

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

MDC welcomes new natural history biologist

News from the region

Southeast
May 30, 2014

Duck Creek CA to temporarily close Pool 1 for improvements

News from the region

Southeast
May 29, 2014
Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Janzow photo exhibit highlights southeast Missouri diversity

News from the region

Southeast
May 28, 2014

The exhibit is free and available to view any time during normal operating hours at the nature center, Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Exhibit by Marcus Janzow

MDC hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

News from the region

Southeast
May 22, 2014

Participants will learn the basics of bowfishing on June 13 before trying the sport on June 14. Registration is required.

Young Man Bowfishing

Heavy rains impact wildlife, demonstrate value of wetlands

News from the region

Southeast
May 15, 2014

June events at Twin Pines focus on harvesting natural skills

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
May 14, 2014
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Cape Nature Center: June ‘Families in Nature’ event set with two fun-filled sessions

News from the region

Southeast
May 09, 2014

Registration is required and begins May 15.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature 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.

Cape Nature Center hosts teen canoeing event

News from the region

Southeast
May 06, 2014
Allred Lake

Fishing rod and reel loaner program added to Farmington, Bonne Terre libraries

News from the region

Southeast
May 06, 2014
Fishing rod and reel loaner program added to Farmington, Bonne Terre libraries

Maramec Spring Hatchery hosts Kids' Free Fishing Day

News from the region

Southeast
May 06, 2014

Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Maramec Spring Hatchery’s Kids’ Fishing Day on May 17 in St. James.

Angling for 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