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MDC offers free series of classes on hunting and firearms at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 16, 2019
'Learn to Hunt' and 'Learn to Shoot' series of programs begin in January.
two males hunting

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge returns Jan. 18-19

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 16, 2019
Visitors can discover our national bird both in the wild and up close at this free eagle viewing festival.
bald eagle up close

MDC reminds parents free MO Outdoors app provides ideas for holiday break activities

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 16, 2019
Use the app to easily plan time outdoors with children while they’re out of school.
MO Outdoors

MDC names Debra Burns as new regional administrator in Kansas City region

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 13, 2019
Burns will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures
Debra Burns

MDC names Sarah Medlock as new regional administrator in Ozark Region

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 13, 2019
Medlock will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.
Sarah Medlock

MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 13, 2019
Learn more about deer and turkey hunting in Missouri at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov.
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Get tips on woodcarving at free event Dec. 28 at MDC's Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 13, 2019
Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists to provide insight at event.
woodcarving

MDC names Kevin Borisenko as new regional administrator in Central Region

News from the region

Central
Dec 13, 2019
Borisenko will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.
Kevin Borisenko

Cape Nature Center offers candlelit wood walk Dec. 20

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 12, 2019

Enjoy White Oak Trace trail at night for a serene nature experience.

A nature trail in the winter.

MDC names Tony Jaco as new regional administrator in Southeast region

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 12, 2019

Jaco will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.

Tony Jaco stands next to the MDC logo.

MDC helps Raymore improve fishing access at Johnston Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 12, 2019

New fishing dock and pier are among additions at the lake in Cass County

Johnston Lake fishing dock

MDC invites people to learn about snakes Dec. 27 at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 11, 2019

Free program will feature a chance to get up-close views of live snakes.

A rough green snake on a tree branch.

MDC names Julianne Stone as new regional administrator in the St. Louis region

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 11, 2019

Stone will lead regional operations to deliver on conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.

Julianne Stone

New electronic entrance gate at MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to become active Dec. 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 11, 2019

The new automated gate system will be open during the area’s normal hours of operation and enhance security when closed.

The sun sets on the horizon at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.

MDC offers free fly-tying classes in St. Joseph during January

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 09, 2019

Participants will learn how to tie lures for trout and panfish

Hand-tied flies for catching trout and panfish.

MDC reports 10,543 deer harvested during antlerless portion

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 09, 2019
Archery season continues through Jan. 15, alternative methods runs Dec. 28 – Jan. 7.
doe in woods looking at camera

Explore nature’s nightlife with free evening programs at Busch Conservation Area Dec. 13 and 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 09, 2019
A Friday night owl prowl and night hike Saturday will reveal some of nature’s after-dark secrets.
owl closeup

MDC names Max Alleger as new regional administrator in Southwest Region

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 09, 2019
Alleger will lead regional operations to deliver conservation strategic priorities and performance measures.
Max Alleger

Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership Responds to Mark Twain Announcement

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 07, 2019

With the announcement, federal and state agencies have developed a plan to step up trapping efforts in southern Missouri.

Feral hog.

MDC women's event provides tips on cooking with a Dutch oven

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 06, 2019
Learn at this Dec. 21 Springfield Nature Center program how this pioneer-era cooking utensil can still produce tasty dishes today.
Dutch oven cooking

Bass skills, trout cooking, and fish-themed Christmas tree wrap up Year of Fish at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 05, 2019

A lucky winner of the nature center’s Year of Fish contest will be announced Dec. 21.

The Christmas decor at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center

MDC: Some wildlife hibernate, while others need a helping hand as they den up for winter

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 05, 2019

Brush piles, dormant plants and leaf litter provide cover for small wildlife in the colder months.

A groundhog in the brush.

Osage County angler sets record for state-record fish

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 05, 2019

Bryant Rackers of Bonnots Mill now holds state records for four fish – more than any other angler.

Bryant Rackers shows off the first state record white perch.

Visitor Center at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to close as public contact office Jan. 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 04, 2019
The conservation area itself will remain open year-round for outdoor use.
Visitor Center at Columbia Bottom

MDC and DFS offer volunteer fire departments help with insurance

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 03, 2019
MDC partnering with Division of Fire Safety on workers compensation grants.
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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