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MDC reminds hunters to be wary of sinkholes

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
Nov 06, 2014

Advance scouting can help hunters identify sinkholes and other topographical hazards.

Sinkhole

MDC encourages sending butternut tree seeds to state nursery

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Oct 24, 2014

The butternut tree needs all the help it can get.

Forestry staff shows leaves of butternut tree

MDC stocks trout at Jackson’s Rotary Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 21, 2014
Rotary Lake Sign

MDC: Risk of encountering stinging caterpillars in Missouri is minimal

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 17, 2014
Puss Caterpillar

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Duck Decoy Carving program

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 16, 2014
Duck Decoy Program at Cape Nature Center

MDC Cape Nature Center invites 7 to 11 year olds to learn outdoor cooking

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 09, 2014

Capacity is limited for this program, so the Cape Nature Center will begin taking reservations on Nov. 1.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC Cape Nature Center prepares for Fall Festival

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 09, 2014
Great Horned Owl

MDC and DU to dedicate newly renovated Duck Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 01, 2014

Conservation Department teaches fish cleaning, cooking at Cape Riverfront Market

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2014
Fish Cleaning

MDC recognizes Wayne County man as Southeast Region Logger of the Year

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 22, 2014

Congratulations to Jeff Skaggs, owner of Skaggs Logging in Wayne County, on being named MDC's 2014 Southeast Region Logger of the Year.

2014 Southeast Logger of the Year

MDC hosts A Day on the River: A National Hunting and Fishing Day event

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2014
A Day on the River in Cape Girardeau

MDC welcomes new wildlife management biologist to southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 12, 2014
Ryan Dirnberger

View ‘Caterpillars with Character’ through September at MDC Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 08, 2014
Caterpillars with Character

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Missouri author-artist duo

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 05, 2014

View Glines' presentation Friday evening and return to the nature center on Saturday to watch O'Donnell and his students as they paint natural scenes surrounding the nature center. No registration is required.

Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air

MDC youth waterfowl hunting clinic offered Oct. 4

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2014
Youth Waterfowl Hunter

Fishing clinic reels fathers in first

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2014

Connect to Conservation at SEMO District Fair

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 03, 2014

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.

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MDC Media Staff

Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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