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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

Black rat snakes are focus of MDC Aug. 11 online program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 05, 2020

Benefits of these frequently feared reptiles will be discussed at free virtual event.

Black rat snake in leaves

MDC invites public to Aug. 6 virtual kayaking program for beginners

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 04, 2020

Online program will focus on kayak selection and what gear is needed.

A kayak docked on a stream

Learn how to create a bird-friendly yard at Aug. 12 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 31, 2020

People can get information on plants that provide good bird habitat.

A hummingbird feeds from a flower

MDC invites people to take a virtual dive into a Missouri stream on July 29

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 24, 2020
Online program will shed light on the variety of life that can be found in a stream.
long-pincered crayfish

Learn how regional bird species are faring at Aug. 5 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 24, 2020

Virtual program will offer tips on how people can help our feathered friends.

White eyed vireo

Dove hunters can get tips at virtual MDC program Aug. 8

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 22, 2020
Get information on how to bag this popular gamebird at this free online program.
young man dove hunting

MDC to offer online kids' program about beavers July 31

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2020

Children can learn about these interesting mammals through a virtual puppet show.

Beaver in den

MDC offers online program that puts special spin on trout fishing

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2020

July 31 virtual program will focus on spin fishing for trout.

Rainbow trout

Cottontails are focus of MDC online program for kids Aug. 7

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2020
Children can learn adaptations these animals use to survive in a predator-heavy world.
cottontail rabbit

MDC to offer virtual program on how snakes eat July 29

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 17, 2020

Learn interesting facts about how snakes consume their food and see a two-headed snake eat.

Two-headed western ratsnake

MDC to offer virtual program on cottonmouths July 30

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 17, 2020

Learn how to identify this venomous snake from other snakes.

Cottonmouth snake

MDC to offer free virtual hummingbird program July 21

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 14, 2020
Springfield Nature Center staff will host online program on these fascinating birds.
hummingbird

MDC to offer free virtual archery program July 25

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 14, 2020

Andy Dalton Shooting Range staff will host online program on the basics of archery.

Archer in woods

MDC to offer free virtual wingshooting program July 11

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 08, 2020

Andy Dalton Shooting Range staff will host online program on how to improve shotgun skills.

A woman aims her shotgun during target practice

MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range to re-open July 8

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 01, 2020

Facility will have new Wednesday-Sunday schedule.

Andy Dalton Shooting Range Entrance Sign

MDC to hold virtual program about butterflies July 9

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 29, 2020

Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center will host event about these valuable pollinators.

Swallowtail Butterfly

MDC to offer virtual floating, fishing programs in upcoming weeks

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 26, 2020

Free online programs will cover kayaking, stream fishing, and how to "read" a stream.

Kayak on lake

MDC reminds travelers that fishing in Branson area is still good

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 23, 2020

COVID-19 hasn't hampered angling success at Table Rock and Taneycomo.

Boating on Lake Taneycomo

Enjoy National Trails Day, June 6, at an MDC trail near you

News from the region

Southwest
May 20, 2020
Special day is great chance to discover hiking opportunities at MDC areas.
Little Sac Woods Conservation Area sign

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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
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
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