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People of all ages warm up to watery places at Wetlands for Kids Day

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 18, 2011

Annual Wetlands for Kids Day will be on April 2 at the MDC August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles.

Henges Rifle/Pistol Range closes for week to adjust bullet trap

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 14, 2011

The rifle/pistol range at the Jay Henges Shooting Range will shut down for approximately one week starting Saturday, March 26, to allow for adjustments to the recently installed bullet trap.

Wild mushroom expert and author to speak at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 14, 2011

Maxine Stone, past president of the Missouri Mycological Society, and author of the newly-published field guide, Missouri’s Wild Mushrooms—A Guide To Hunting, Identifying, and Cooking the State’s Most Common Mushrooms, will appear at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Saturday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Missouri's Wild Mushrooms

Transmission line easement on Young CA seeks to balance utilities and nature

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 07, 2011

Construction of an electric power transmission line by contractors of Ameren Missouri is beginning on Young Conservation Area.

Hunters can certify racks at Henges Range antler scoring event

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 31, 2011

How does your rack stack up? Find out at deer antler scoring event at Henges Shooting Range.

Trees yield sweet treats at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 25, 2011

It’s a sweet time for family fun at Maple Sugar Festival.

Attend January workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Jan 06, 2011

Landscape professionals and enthusiasts are invited to attend “Landscape Design with Missouri in Mind” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday, Jan. 28 or 29 at Mineral Area Community College, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills.

Eagle Days Set to Take Flight

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Dec 06, 2010

Eagle Days is set to take flight in just a few short weeks!

Photo of bald eagle hunting over open water

Hunters help feed the needy with charitable venison donation program

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 08, 2010

Operation Food Search subsidizes remaining processing fee for hunters donating to Share the Harvest in St. Louis area.

Vandals cause thousands in damage at Busch Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 22, 2010

Vandals wreaked havoc at a popular St. Charles County Conservation Area over the weekend, costing Missouri taxpayers thousands of dollars and depriving thousands of St. Louis area archery enthusiasts of a much-used practice facility.

Weekend of free public shooting heralds re-opening of Henges Rifle/Pistol Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 01, 2010

After being closed since last December for extensive upgrades, the Jay Henges Rifle and Pistol Range is reopening Wednesday, Oct. 13. To celebrate, MDC is offering FREE SHOOTING Friday, Oct. 15, thru Sunday, Oct. 17.

Campout to connect with Missouri’s big rivers

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 10, 2010

Have a great family camping weekend at the Second Annual Discover Nature: Families Confluence Campout at Columbia Bottom.

St. Louis area youths earn national shooting honors and championship title

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 27, 2010

Two squads of young trap shooters from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Jay Henges Shooting Range walked away with national titles.

Henges Orange Squad Champs

Busch Shooting Range temporarily closing for repairs

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 23, 2010

The rifle and pistol range at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area will be closed from Monday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Sept. 2 for repairs.

UPDATE - St. Louis area angler catches 130-pound blue catfish, breaks state and world records

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 22, 2010

It’s not every day you go out to fish on the waters of the Missouri River and come back swimming in a media frenzy. Of course it could happen if, like Greg Bernal, you manage to topple a Missouri state — and quite probably a world —record.

Greg Bernal with 130-pound blue catfish

Florissant angler nets new official state record blue catfish, with world record pending

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 21, 2010

New state pole-and-line record blue catfish caught, world record probable.

Greg Bernal with 130-pound blue catfish

Expo offers first-hand look at latest outdoor gear

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2010

Like hunting, fishing, or any other outdoor activity? Bring the whole family to the 2010 Outdoor Adventures Expo on Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 2360 Highway D in St. Charles.

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Lucas Bond
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Candice Davis
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Kristie Hilgedick
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Conservation Headquarters
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Joe Jerek
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Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
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Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
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Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
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Dan Zarlenga
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Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554