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MDC conservation agent wins regional, state, and national honors

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 25, 2020

Jasper County agent Will Carr wins MDC and Safari Club awards.

Will Carr with Jason Dickey and Scott Burger

Fall colors of trees and vines are focus of Oct. 2 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 25, 2020
People can learn more about fall color they may see on a typical Ozarks trail.
sumac in red fall color

Get tips on choosing optical devices at MDC virtual program on Sept. 24

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 18, 2020

Online program will have information about rifle scopes, crossbow scopes, binoculars, and spotting scopes.

man with rifle scope

Trees are focus of MDC online kids' program on Sept. 24

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 18, 2020

Children can learn more about the many benefits trees provide at free virtual program.

Fall tree scene

Learn about doves at Sept. 24 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 17, 2020

Get information about three species of doves found in Missouri.

Mourning dove on branch

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Roaring River State Park

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 11, 2020

Sept. 19 event will give veterans a day of free fishing at Roaring River.

Veteran fishing

Learn about wild edibles at Sept. 22 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 11, 2020

Get information about nuts, fruits, and mushrooms that can add flavor to recipes and snacks.

Persimmons on branch

Learn how trout are raised at Sept. 17 MDC virtual hatchery tour

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 10, 2020
Online tour of Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery will show a trout's journey from egg to a fish ready to be hooked.
fingerling rainbow trout

Get tips on tying flies at Sept. 16 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 10, 2020
Learn how tying your own lures can add to your fishing fun.
fly-type fishing lures

Butterflies are focus of MDC online program for kids on Sept. 15

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 09, 2020
Children can learn about the changes these colorful insects go through in their life cycles.
swallowtail on butterfly weed

MDC offers a number of hunter education opportunities in southwest Missouri in coming weeks

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 04, 2020
Individuals needing hunter education have classroom and online options.
agent teaching hunter education to woman

Hone your nature journaling skills at virtual MDC program on Sept. 12

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 03, 2020
Learn how to express your creativity by becoming more observant of the outdoors.
nature journal

Learn about native prairies at virtual MDC program on Sept. 9

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 02, 2020

Get information about the native grasslands that once were abundant in Missouri and the remnant prairies that still exist today.

Diamond Grove Prairie

Learn about monarch butterflies at MDC virtual program on Sept. 9

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 02, 2020

Get information about the migration these colorful pollinators make each fall.

Monarch butterflies feed on flower

Teamwork makes the dream work; hydrilla elimination effort by MDC and partners earn collaboration award

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2020

Southwest Missouri's Hydrilla Working Group wins Invasive Plant Action Award.

SWMO Hydrilla Working Group

MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range moves to winter schedule on Sept. 1

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2020

Facility will have 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. schedule on Tuesday-Sunday.

Andy Dalton Shooting Range Entrance Sign

Learn about fall edible mushrooms at Sept. 2 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 26, 2020

Get information on fall fungi that can add taste to your table.

Puffball mushroo

Learn how to read a river at Aug. 26 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2020
Learn how to look at waterways and make wise decisions about floating.
two people canoeing on river

Learn about toads at Aug. 25 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2020

Learn about the benefits these amphibians provide to people.

Close up of American toad

MDC to offer free virtual archery program Aug. 22

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Online program will cover bow and arrow basics and equipment selection.
bowhunter in treestand

Learn about butterflies at Aug. 20 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Get information on these valuable pollinators at free online program.
blue swallowtail on butterfly weed

Get tips on identifying waterfowl at Aug. 19 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Learn about the variety of ducks and geese that travel through this region in the fall.
female canvasback duck

MDC invites people to virtual program on catching catfish by alternative methods

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Free Aug. 21 online event will discuss using trotlines and other types of set-line devices.
Channel catfish

Turtles are focus of Aug. 18 MDC online program for kids

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Children can learn more about these interesting reptiles at free virtual program.
three-toed box turtle

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River State Park

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 06, 2020

Young anglers age 15 and under will get to fish for free at Aug. 15 event.

Girl with fish in net

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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
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Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
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(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