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MDC to hold hunter education class in Hermitage

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 11, 2015

Oct. 2 program to feature skills portion of hunter education curriculum.

MDC staff teaching a Hunter Education Course.

MDC to hold trapping clinic at Talbot Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 10, 2015

Free seminar Oct. 3 and 4 in Lawrence County will provide tips and hands-on instruction.

Trapper Setting Trap

MDC biologists earn national honor for quail efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 09, 2015

Loncarich, Hedges receive Fire Bird Conservation Award.

MDC Biologists Hedges and Loncarich receive Fire Bird Conservation Award

MDC offers cable-restraint-certification class in Neosho

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 31, 2015

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

Cable Restraint

Fish die-off at Table Rock sites caused by natural events

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2015

MDC biologists suspect oxygen depletion is culprit in fish die-off events.

Lake Springfield boat ramp to be closed for extended period

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2015

Southwood Access boat launch to reopen when bridge project is finished.

Boat Ramp at Lake Springfield's Southwood Access Closed

MDC offers invasive plant clinic at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2015

Sept. 18 event to provide information on how to control exotic plant problems.

bush honeysuckle

MDC's Busiek Area shooting range reopened to public

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2015

Repair and clean-up of facility's second flooding event was accomplished quickly.

Busiek Area Shooting Range Sign

Busiek Area shooting range closed again due to flooding

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 07, 2015

Friday's rain leads to high water that damages bridge, parking lot and shooting range.

Busiek Area closed by flooding

MDC offers youth dove hunting workshop in Barton County

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 06, 2015

Event at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area will include clinic and dove hunt.

Youth Dove Hunt

MDC Springfield Nature Center program to focus on insects

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 04, 2015

Registration not required for Aug. 14 Insect-O-Rama event.

Image of a red-legged grasshopper.

Kids' Fishing Day scheduled for Roaring River State Park

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 03, 2015

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

Roaring River Kid Fishing

MDC's Busiek Area shooting range reopened to public

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 31, 2015

Repair of flood-damaged bridge restores accessibility to unstaffed facility.

New Taney County agent has long connection with MDC

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 28, 2015

Boyd follows in father's footsteps as conservation agent.

MDC staff forced to euthanize nuisance black bear in Christian County

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Jul 21, 2015
Do Not Feed Bears! A fed bear often sadly becomes a dead bear.
Black Bear Euthanized

Master Naturalist training planned for Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2015

Attendance at July 23 or 28 orientation required for participation in September course.

Master Naturalists

Fishing at trout parks not washed out by flooding

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 16, 2015

MDC hatchery staffs ensure angling opportunities continue at trout areas.

Flood damage closes Busiek Area shooting range

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 10, 2015

Washed-away bridge causes temporary shut-down of unstaffed facility.

Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area

MDC assists Springfield with stormwater project

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 10, 2015

City receives funding assistance for conservation-friendly project.

MDC assists Springfield with stormwater project

MDC holding bowhunter education classes in Rogersville and Branson

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 07, 2015

Registration is required for free classes on July 25.

Bowhunter in Tree

MDC offers MoNASP archery instructor training classes in Spokane

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 11, 2015

Two free classes in July to focus on different levels of instruction.

MoNASP Coach Training

MDC to hold tree pest clinic June 17 at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 09, 2015

Get tree-disease information and diagnoses at free MDC event.

Browning Tree

MoNASP student archer wins at national 3-D archery tournament

News from the region

Southwest
May 21, 2015

Congratulations to Max Wangler of Sacroxie on winning NASP/IBO 3-D Archery Challenge for the Elementary Division.

3-D Challenge Archery Winners

MDC to hold two instructional float trips on James River

News from the region

Southwest
May 15, 2015

Programs to offer hands-on canoeing experience for beginning paddlers.

Canoe Trip

MDC Family Fishing Fair scheduled for Shepherd of the Hills

News from the region

Southwest
May 13, 2015

Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at MDC's Family Fishing Fair June 6 at a specially stocked pool at MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery near Branson.

Young Angler

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