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MDC hosts "A Swift Night Out"

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 06, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a chimney swift count at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau on Sept. 13 at 7:15 p.m. The event is based on a nationwide research project called "A Swift Night Out." The project collects counts from different groups across the United States as the swifts migrate south for the winter.

Free Bootheel fishing event attracts hundreds

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 25, 2011

Families enjoy event sponsored by Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start, Fathers First Program and MDC.

Bootheel Consortium Fishing Clinic

Bowhunting 101 course offers expert tips without the cost

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 10, 2011

Bowhunters of every skill level are invited to free Bowhunting 101 on Sept. 10 at Maintz Wildlife Area Archery Range from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the Hummingbird Celebration at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 03, 2011

Free public event on Aug. 20 will run from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

girl with hummingbird

Apple Creek Shooting Range closes July 23-24 for weekend search

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 21, 2011

Temporary closure in cooperation with County Sheriff’s Department as they search for information regarding the case of a missing Jackson woman.

Public invited to fish MDC's Duck Creek CA ponds before drained for renovations

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 13, 2011

Anglers can salvage fish from ponds and immediate spillways effective immediately until Aug. 15.

MDC to co-host free fishing clinic Aug. 20 at Little River Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 13, 2011

Event will help children and adults discover nature in a fun new way.

fishing rod and reel

Cape Girardeau Nature Center offers women’s frog-gigging clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 07, 2011

Some lucky southeast Missouri women will learn to gig frogs at a free event offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

Bullfrog

Grants available from MDC for loggers and landowners

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Jul 05, 2011

Loggers and landowners can both benefit from new MDC pilot cost-share incentive program.

Wildlife Will Survive Flood Conditions

News from the region

Southeast
May 11, 2011

With current flood conditions in southeast Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to leave wildlife on levees and other high areas alone.

Live raptor program and bird banding at Cape G. Nature Center May 7

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2011

Watch live birds being banded at Cape Girardeau Nature Center on Saturday, May 7.

Conservation Agents employ MDC boats for flood rescues

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 28, 2011
flood photo

Southeast Missouri black bear trapping to begin in May

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 27, 2011

Study will provide further information, such as movement patterns, population densities, habitat preferences, male-to-female ratios and overall numbers of Missouri bears.

Close up of a black bear sow head. It has light-colored fur on the sides of its snout.

Conservation Agent helps rescue 13 from flooded homes

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 26, 2011

Missouri conservation agents also assisted in Stoddard, Wayne and Ripley Counties and they continue to work alongside other agencies in rescue and evacuation efforts today.

Photo of agent Eric Heuring

Charleston students Discover Nature at annual Solar Day May 6

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 26, 2011

Solar Day is just one way the Corse family partners with MDC employees and other volunteers to help local students discover nature.

Free Kids' Fishing Day April 30 at Cape G. Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 26, 2011

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center offers free kids' fishing day April 30.

MDC & DNR host free Kids' Fishing Day at Montauk May 7

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Apr 26, 2011

Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Montauk State Park Kids’ Fishing Day May 7.

Help bash trash from Cape LaCroix Creek April 16

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 07, 2011

Prescribed burn workshop offered in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 18, 2011

Workshop will include demo burn.

Refuge at Peck Ranch CA temporarily closed to turkey hunting

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Mar 18, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed the refuge portion of Peck Ranch Conservation Area to turkey hunting for this year to permit a species restoration project.

Turkey

Maintz Wildlife Preserve to host archery event

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 14, 2011

Local archery group improves Maintz Archery Range

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 18, 2011
On Target Archers help upgrade archery range at Maintz Wildlife Preserve
Eight members of On Target Archers pose in front of the Maintz Conservation Area sign.

Angler caught over limit at Jackson’s Rotary Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 14, 2011
An angler’s daily limit for trout at Rotary Lake is four, which means that a person cannot catch and keep more than four trout on any given day. The possession limit for trout is eight, which means that an angler can possess no more than eight trout at any time.
Trout are lined up on a pickup truck tailgate.

Property damage reported at Lake Girardeau Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 31, 2011

Contact local conservation office or Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department with any info.

MDC offers rabbit hunting clinic for women

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 07, 2011

The clinic will consist of a one-day training session and guided hunt.

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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