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MDC urges drivers to slow down and give turtles a brake!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 07, 2021

Watch out for turtles on Missouri roads this spring as they look for food and a mate.

Turtle crossing the road

MDC invites families to learn the basics of archery on April 25

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 07, 2021

Free clinic at Andy Dalton Range will show how archery can be a family activity.

Dad and daughter archery

Henges and Busch Shooting Ranges now offering 5-stand shooting

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 07, 2021
Shotgun shooters and gamebird hunters will have a chance to hone their skills at both ranges.
5-stand shotgun shooting

Learn about squirrel hunting at April 27 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 07, 2021

Free event at MDC's Andy Dalton Range will have tips on hunting strategies and game care.

Father and daughter squirrel hunting

MDC recommends early blooming native trees for spring landscaping

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 07, 2021

Many non-native trees with early white blooms do little for butterflies or songbirds

Field of Callery pear trees

Learn the basics of shotguns at April 24 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 06, 2021

Free clinic at Andy Dalton Range will feature opportunities to test shooting skills.

Hunter aims shotgun

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces April programs

News from the region

Central
Apr 06, 2021

FREE public programs include outdoor and virtual events to ensure public safety.

Group kayaking in Como

MDC encourages you to enjoy Missouri’s flowering trees and shrubs!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 06, 2021

Take a moment to enjoy the therapeutic beauty of springtime in Missouri.

Serviceberry, spicebush, redbud, and wild plum

Join MDC online April 21 to learn about mushroom hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 05, 2021
Register online in advance and then join the free MDC Wild Webcast live at noon.
common morels

MDC announces new manager for Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 05, 2021
Sam McCloskey will oversee conservation programs at nature center in Blue Springs
Sam McCloskey

Learn how to shoot Five Stand at MDC's Andy Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2021
Free April 10 program offers tips about Dalton Range's new shotgun activity.
Five Stand shotgun activity

MDC invites families to learn about fishing fundamentals on April 17

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2021
Free clinics at Walter Woods Conservation Area will feature catch-and-release fishing opportunities.
kids with fish

Discover who’s passing through at MDC’s Virtual Spring Warbler ID program April 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 01, 2021
Participants will learn to identify neotropical birds migrating through Missouri this spring.
prothonotary warbler

Celebrate spring with MDC Cape Nature Center’s free April programs

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 01, 2021

Be sure to register online for in-person and virtual nature events this month.

Man bowfishing

MDC's Lake City and Parma Woods shooting ranges shift to summer hours April 1

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 31, 2021

Staffed ranges in Kansas City area offer opportunities for firearm target practice

Four men trap shoot at Lake City range

August A. Busch and Jay Henges Shooting Ranges begin summer hours April 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2021

New seasonal schedule includes evening shooting hours during the week at both ranges.

Woman target shooting

MDC and A.T Still University ask Missourians to send ticks for research study

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 31, 2021
MDC and A.T. Still University are asking Missourians to save ticks they find and send them to the University for scientific research to learn more about ticks and pathogens they may carry.
American_Dog_Tick_Male

MDC virtual program to focus on plants that attract butterflies

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 31, 2021

April 7 event will discuss butterfly-friendly designs that fit parks, schools, and backyards.

Swallowtail on butterfly milkweed

MDC says hunters could see more young turkeys this spring

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 30, 2021
The spring turkey hunting youth portion will be April 10 and 11 with the regular spring season running April 19 through May 9.
2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations_COVER

MDC to host Pollinator Powerhouses event April 8 at Jefferson City golf course

News from the region

Central
Mar 30, 2021

Register for a free, fun, family-friendly learning opportunity about pollinators and creating native wildlife habitat.

Monarch on native flower

MDC and partners offer free native warm season grass workshop April 22 in Harrisonville

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 29, 2021

Learn how native forage can benefit ranching and wildlife

Native warm season grasses

Learn about spring wildflowers at MDC virtual program on April 7

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 29, 2021

Online event will help identify flowers you see in the outdoors at this time of year.

Dutchman's breeches

MDC encourages public to support hummingbirds during spring migration

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 29, 2021

Ruby-throated hummingbirds travel hundreds of miles back to the U.S. after spending the winter in the south.

Ruby-throated hummingbird at feeder

MDC will offer five permits for 2021 elk-hunting season

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 26, 2021
Apply during May with permit selection by July 1 to hunt elk in October and December.
Benthall Elk

MDC sets migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 26, 2021
For more information on hunting in Missouri, visit MDC online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/
dove hunt

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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