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MDC offers youth waterfowl hunting clinic at Otter Slough

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 20, 2013

Becoming a waterfowl hunter is easier than you may think.

2013-14 Waterfowl Seasons

MDC hosts Day on the River in Cape Girardeau for National Hunting and Fishing Day

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2013

A Day on the River is Sep. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverfront Park in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Mississippi River

Take Hunter Education early to avoid the rush!

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 23, 2013

Revised program enhances student convenience through various learning options and emphasizes mentorship and hands-on training.

Hunter Education

MDC seeking public comments on protecting Missouri deer Sept. 18 in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 22, 2013

Public meetings on deer diseases to include improving fencing, testing at captive-cervid facilities.

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

Conservation employees assist with Combs Lake fishing clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 20, 2013
Combs Lake Fishing Clinic Archery Demo

MDC to host youth shooting clinic, dove hunt in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 20, 2013

Pre-registration is required by calling MDC’s Southeast Regional Office at (573)290-5730.

Young boy dove hunting with over-ear protection

Cape Girardeau Nature Center to celebrate hummingbirds Aug. 17

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 13, 2013
Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

Alligator gar restored to Bootheel conservation areas

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 30, 2013
Fisheries worker stocking an alligator gar

Connect to Cape Girardeau Nature Center with a text

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 30, 2013

Text the word “nature” to 91212 to receive texts of free family fun events at the Nature Center.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC wants public input for select Southeast conservation areas

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 30, 2013

Management plans for Coldwater Access, Iron Bridge Access, and Lon Sanders Canyon Conservation Areas are open for public review Aug. 1 - 31.

MDC to hold Forestry Field Day in Eminence

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 18, 2013

Foresters, landowners and loggers are all encouraged to attend.

our precious forests

Floods temporarily impact rainbow trout growth at Montauk State Park, Maramec Trout Park

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 17, 2013
rainbow trout

Endangered species on display at Cape's Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 17, 2013

Display of pallid sturgeon has already provided thousands of school age students and visitors opportunity to see endangered species up close.

Endangered Species Display at Cape Nature Center

Lindgren named Southeast Logger of the Year

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 13, 2013

MDC recognizes loggers throughout the state that do an outstanding job in timber harvesting operations, and there’s extensive criteria for the award.

Dustin Lindgren Named MDC 2012 Southeast Logger of the Year

Cape Girardeau Nature Center hosts ‘Families in Nature’

News from the region

Southeast
May 29, 2013
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Five year Missouri poaching case against 46 ends in Federal Court

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Statewide
May 13, 2013

Help MDC stop poaching by reporting poaching activities to Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111.

Discovering nature in turkey hunting

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 30, 2013
Turkey Hunter Holly Spain

Bowhunting 101 course offers expert tips without the cost

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 16, 2013

Bowhunters of every skill level are invited.

Progress made in SEMO against feral hogs

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 08, 2013

Report hog-release activities through Operation Game Thief at 800-392-1111.

feral hog

Discover nature at Twin Pines Heritage Day on April 13

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 04, 2013

Heritage Day events include demonstrations, music and an old fashioned fish fry.

Mike Holmes demonstrates woodworking at Haeritage Day

Puxico man sets new state record with Bowfin

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 03, 2013
Eric Whitehead shot state record bowfin

Cape Girardeau Nature Center to host native plant seminar

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 21, 2013
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Bald eagle shot near Williamsville

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 04, 2013

Call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111 or local conservation agent with info.

Immature Bald Eagles

Meet Phoenix at 2013 Eagle Days on Saturday!

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 04, 2013
Bald Eagle Phoenix

Trout harvest begins Feb. 1 at Rotary Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 22, 2013

The limit is four trout and any lure or bait is allowed.

rainbow 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