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MDC invites families to learn the basics of archery on April 25

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 07, 2021

Free clinic at Andy Dalton Range will show how archery can be a family activity.

Dad and daughter archery

Learn about squirrel hunting at April 27 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 07, 2021

Free event at MDC's Andy Dalton Range will have tips on hunting strategies and game care.

Father and daughter squirrel hunting

Learn the basics of shotguns at April 24 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 06, 2021

Free clinic at Andy Dalton Range will feature opportunities to test shooting skills.

Hunter aims shotgun

Learn how to shoot Five Stand at MDC's Andy Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2021
Free April 10 program offers tips about Dalton Range's new shotgun activity.
Five Stand shotgun activity

MDC invites families to learn about fishing fundamentals on April 17

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2021
Free clinics at Walter Woods Conservation Area will feature catch-and-release fishing opportunities.
kids with fish

MDC virtual program to focus on plants that attract butterflies

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 31, 2021

April 7 event will discuss butterfly-friendly designs that fit parks, schools, and backyards.

Swallowtail on butterfly milkweed

Learn about spring wildflowers at MDC virtual program on April 7

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 29, 2021

Online event will help identify flowers you see in the outdoors at this time of year.

Dutchman's breeches

MDC virtual program on March 30 will provide update on Trans Ozark Trail System project

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 25, 2021

When complete, this trail will stretch from St. Louis to northern Arkansas.

Hiker on rocky trail

MDC invites public to online reloading clinic on March 27

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 25, 2021

Free clinic at Andy Dalton Range will have tips for reloading shotgun, rifle, and pistol ammunition.

Ammunition tools

Great backpacking trips are the focus of March 24 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 22, 2021
Avid backpacker will discuss his favorite spots and will also provide backpacking tips.
backpacking in the Ozarks

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls on March 26

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 19, 2021

Event at MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center will include evening owl hike.

Screech owl

Learn about signs of spring at MDC virtual program March 23

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 18, 2021
March 23 online event will cover a variety of harbingers of seasonal change.
house wren

Enjoy spring break by hiking at MDC's Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 12, 2021
Upcoming programs will let families explore nature center trails on scavenger hunts or on guided hikes.
People Walking Trail at Springfield Nature Center

MDC to hold virtual archery program on March 22

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 10, 2021

Event will cover how to select archery equipment and care for it.

Archer draws bow in woods

MDC invites public to learn about turkey hunting basics on March 21

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 09, 2021

Free clinic at Dalton Range will have both in-person and online options.

Two turkey hunters next to tree

Five Stand is new shotgun activity at MDC's Andy Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 05, 2021

Shooting activity is good for recreational shooters and for pre-hunting practice.

Five Stand shooting area at Andy Dalton Shooting Range

When looking for scenic views, don't overlook MDC areas

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 03, 2021
Some conservation areas offer great vistas of surrounding countryside.
Henning Conservation Area

MDC invites landowners to attend March 25 warm-season grass workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 02, 2021

March 25 event has registration deadline of March 22.

Cow in pasture

MDC invites people to learn the basics of .22 rifles

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2021
Free March 13 clinic at Andy Dalton Range will also feature chance to test shooting skills.
man shooting a .22 rifle

MDC invites public to March 11 virtual tree-planting workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 26, 2021

Online event will have tips on finding the right tree for the right place.

Two people plant a tree

March 3 MDC virtual program to focus on citizen science involvement

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 23, 2021

Program will highlight how citizens can get involved in conservation efforts.

Girl with magnifying glass

MDC invites public to three virtual vulture programs on Feb. 27

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 19, 2021

Online programs will highlight benefits provided by these misunderstood birds.

Turkey vulture

As spring nears, MDC offers hunter education opportunities

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 11, 2021

It is not too early to sign up for hunter education.

Jake Hindman and his daughter pose with a harvested turkey

Groundhogs highlight Springfield Nature Center's February schedule

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 29, 2021

Virtual program highlights this animal that becomes prominent each February.

Groundhog in grass

Popular hiking trails will be focus of Feb. 3 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 27, 2021
Program will highlight top 10 places to hike in southwest Missouri.
man on winter hike in woods

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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)
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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