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MDC programs to give tips on processing deer meat

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 12, 2017

Free "Field to Freezer" programs coming up in Joplin and Springfield.

BBQ venison

MDC invites public to Springfield Nature Center bear program

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 02, 2017

Bear program on Oct. 10 will be followed by 80th Anniversary Open House event.

Black bear.

Public invited to share opinions and get information at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House in Springfield on Oct. 10

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 26, 2017

Meet MDC's director and give feedback on regulations, priorities and conservation issues.

Springfield Nature Center Sign

Gossett Conservation Area not open for hunting yet

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2017

Acquisition of Dallas County conservation area missed regulations timetable.

Gossett Conservation Area sign

MDC Nature Center event to focus on photographer

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2017

Matt Miles shares tips for photographing wildlife at Springfield Nature Center program.

Lady taking photos outdoors.

Conservation funding to help fish and Stone County bridge

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2017

New bridge will benefit Crane Creek trout and area drivers.

Stone County Bridge

MDC invites public to black bear program in Lebanon

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2017

Program will focus on bear biology, research efforts, and learning to live with bears.

Black bear

Dove hunters may have to take alternate route to Talbot Area

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2017

Main highway to conservation area from east is closed for bridge replacement.

Dove Hunting at Talbot CA

MDC joins other groups in Joplin-area pollinator project

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 25, 2017

Planting project is part of Bayer's nationwide "Feed a Bee" program.

bee on flower

MDC's Southwest Region has new Protection district chief

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2017

Pratt will supervise conservation agents in four counties.

Conservation Agent Tim Pratt

Have fun with bugs at MDC's Insect-O-Rama

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Registration not required for free Aug. 18 event at Springfield Nature Center.

 Red Admiral Butterfly

Darrow named MDC Private Land Services regional chief

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Darrow will supervise agency's cooperative efforts with landowners in 17 counties.

Dave Darrow

MDC invites teachers to get archery instruction

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Free basic archery instructor classes scheduled for Blue Eye, Springfield.

Teacher helping kids with archery.

Kids invited to free fishing day at Roaring River State Park

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 02, 2017

Aug. 19 fishing event co-sponsored by MDC and DNR open to anglers age 15 and under.

child fishing with help of woman

MDC invites people to get tips on catching catfish

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 24, 2017

Free program includes chances to hook this popular catch at Stockton Lake.

Channel catfish

Dickey to head MDC Southwest Region's Protection staff

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 30, 2017

Republic native will supervise conservation agents in 17 counties.

Jason Dickey

Public input sought for Coleman Memorial Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 30, 2017

Citizens can offer ideas for management of area July 1-31.

Coleman Memorial Conservation Area sign

MDC adjusts 2017 trout stocking to compensate for flooding

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 19, 2017

Anglers can still expect quality fishing experiences at state trout areas.

rainbow trout being released by hand into stream

Bennett Spring Kids' Fishing Day set for June 10

News from the region

Southwest
May 31, 2017

Event rescheduled from May 6, when rain caused postponement.

Bennett Spring Kids' Fishing Day

Learn outdoor skills at MDC's Discover Nature Girls Camp

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

Registration deadline is July 1 for free event at Camp Wakonda.

Lady shooting a bow.

MDC invites young anglers to Kellogg Lake Kids' Fishing Day

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

>Multiple organizations involved in free fishing event on June 10.

Little girl holding up a fish she caught.

MDC Family Fishing Fair set for Shepherd of Hills Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
May 26, 2017

June 10 event aimed for anglers age 15 and under.

girl fishing

MDC offers grant opportunity for local communities

News from the region

Southwest
May 22, 2017

Meetings planned in Joplin and Springfield for Community Conservation Grants.

Watershed Center in Springfield

Area hunter education instructors honored by MDC

News from the region

Southwest
May 19, 2017

Brandon Weldy, Larry Maggard, Greg Cassell receive state recognition for efforts.

Brandon Weldy

MDC invites public to tree walks in El Dorado Springs, Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2017

Free events will identify tree species and highlight characteristics and benefits.

person walking in park

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MDC Media Staff

Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
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