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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.

Attend January workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Jan 06, 2011

Landscape professionals and enthusiasts are invited to attend “Landscape Design with Missouri in Mind” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday, Jan. 28 or 29 at Mineral Area Community College, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills.

Hunting violations cited at Jackson checkpoint

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 17, 2010
Conservation agents work with local law enforcement to conduct checkpoints during various hunting seasons.
A conservation agent at a checkpoint inspects permits for two hunters in a pickup truck

Conservation agents make arrests in Scott, Dunklin counties

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 12, 2010

KRCU’s Discover Nature receives grant from Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 12, 2010

Discover Nature airs Monday mornings at 7:49 am on 90.9 FM and 88.9 FM during Morning Edition, NPR’s flagship news magazine.

Night patrol busts illegal hunting activities

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 08, 2010

Conservation Agents from Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Scott Counties assisted to step up operations against illegal hunting activities in New Madrid County with a night patrol this week. According to Conservation Agent Rodney Ivie, their efforts paid off Thursday evening.

Fire danger high for southern Missouri

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Nov 05, 2010

MDC foresters warn dry weather and high winds could cause fires to spread.

Be alert for deer

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 04, 2010

Conservation Agent cautions motorists to be on the lookout for White-tailed deer.

Photo of deer on the side of the road

Huntin’ Camp is Friday

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 03, 2010

Huntin’ Camp is designed to help new and experienced hunters improve their skills.

MDC completes wetland enhancement projects at Otter Slough

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 22, 2010

The MDC recently completed work on 80-acres of wetland units at Otter Slough Conservation Area to improve habitat diversity, provide hunting opportunities and reduce maintenance needs.

Winter rainbow trout fishing at Jackson’s Rotary Lake starts Nov. 1

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 21, 2010

1,900 trout and a number of ‘lunkers’ will be stocked in Jackson’s Rotary Lake prior to the opener.

MDC adds hunter ed course in Scott County

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 08, 2010

MDC adds Hunter Ed course at Sikeston Elks Lodge in Scott County.

Hunter Education

Beginning Trapper Workshop Planned at Duck Creek

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 24, 2010

Two-day course for beginning trappers is scheduled for Oct. 16-17 at Duck Creek Conservation Area.

Waterfowl hunting update for Duck Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2010

Duck Creek Conservation Area attracts hunters from all over Missouri and beyond. Current Golden Anniversary renovations are expected to impact waterfowl hunting on the area.

Cape G. Nature Center connects people with the land

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2010

“Connecting People With the Land” celebrates National Archeology Month and National Hunting & Fishing Month.

MDC to Host Women’s Waterfowl Hunting Clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 24, 2010

The MDC will host a waterfowl hunting clinic on Oct. 3 designed specifically for women. A hunt will follow during the waterfowl season.

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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