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MDC plans archery instructor training classes

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2016

Teachers are invited to attend free classes in Joplin and Springfield.

Students lined up to shoot at archery targets in a gym.

MDC invites public to attend tree walks in Joplin and Monett

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 29, 2016

Free events will identify species and highlight characteristics and benefits of trees.

A lady walking on a trail in the woods.

MDC seeks public input on Busiek Area management plan

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 25, 2016

Public can comment on draft of Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area plan in September.

Busiek Area sign

New Dade County conservation agent on familiar turf

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 19, 2016

Sarcoxie native Jeremy Edwards grew up fishing, camping at Stockton Lake.

Jeremy Edwards

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Neosho

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2016

Course required for use of cable restraint devices during trapping season.

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Have fun learning about insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2016

Registration not required for free Aug. 19 event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Monarch Butterfly on a purple flower

MDC offers youth dove workshop and hunt in Barton County

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2016

Aug. 31 workshop and Sept. 3 hunt at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area open to hunters age 11-15.

A young boy with a shotgun sits with an adult in a sunflower field to hunt doves.

MDC offers bowhunter education class on Aug. 13

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 29, 2016

Free course will be taught at MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range in Greene County.

Bowhunter in camoflage pulling back on a bow

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 22, 2016

Educational seminars will also be part of Aug. 20 Kids' Fishing Day event.

Mother and child fishing.

Husband and wife honored for hunter education efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2016

MDC recognizes Springfield's Dale and Julie Garner for their volunteer instructional work.

Julie and Dale Garner

Long-time conservation agent wins hunter education honor

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2016

MDC recognizes Laclede County agent Walt Hutton for teaching efforts.

Laclede County Agent Walt Hutton receives the MDC 2015 Hunter Education Conservation Agent Instructor of the Year.

MDC conservation agent brings experience to new job

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 18, 2016

Long-time Johnson County agent Zielke transfers to Greene County Aug. 1.

Conservation Agent Kevin Zielke

MDC's Bushwhacker Lake switches to managed deer hunts

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 28, 2016

Application period for area's six managed hunts begins July 1.

Three deer in a conservation area

Tree health in the Ozarks, a growing concern

News from the region

Ozark
Southwest
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016

People with tree concerns or questions can get answers at June 18 event.

view from Stegall Mountain on Peck Ranch Conservation Area shows a portion of the forested Ozarks.

MDC's Community Conservation Grants help urban habitats

News from the region

Southwest
May 27, 2016

Upcoming meetings in Springfield, Joplin will offer information on how to apply for community conservation grants.

A bee pollinating a white flower.

Kellogg Lake Kids' Fishing Day planned for June 11

News from the region

Southwest
May 27, 2016

Openings still available for volunteers who wish to help with annual youth fishing event.

Two children fishing at a pond.

MDC Family Fishing Fair set for Shepherd of the Hills

News from the region

Southwest
May 27, 2016

Catching fish, education, entertainment all part of June 11 event.

A volunteer helps a girl handle a small sunfish the girl just caught.

MDC increases CWD surveillance in southern Missouri

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2016

Arkansas findings prompt additional sample collecting efforts in Missouri.

A deer infected with CWD standing next to a structure.

MDC plans archery instructor training class

News from the region

Southwest
May 03, 2016

Free May 24 class will be held at O'Reilly-Tefft Gym n Springfield.

Archery Instructor Course

Kids' Fishing Day set for May 14 at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
May 03, 2016

Adult volunteers needed to help at free fishing event.

kid trout fishing

Youth fishing event set for May 7 at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 28, 2016

Education stations will also be part of free Kids Fishing Day event.

Kids Fishing Day at Bennett Springs State Park

MDC invites public to April 23 naturescaping program

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 31, 2016

Attendees at Joplin event will receive free native trees and shrubs to take home.

Orange-red flowers on a butterfly milkweed in a yard

Tree awards go to Springfield schools, Marshfield board

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 28, 2016

Springfield Public Schools, Marshfield Tree City USA board win state arbor awards.

Casey Jo Kellner, Shaun Smith, and Lisa Allen

Trout fishing prospects look good at Lake Taneycomo

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 22, 2016

MDC predicts winter trout losses will have little impact on angling prospects in 2016.

Trout Fishing at Lake Taneycomo

Now is time to sign up for MDC's Discover Nature Fishing

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 18, 2016

Free series of clinics will introduce families to the fun of fishing.

A young girl baits a hook at a fishing dock

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MDC Media Staff

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