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MDC raising prices $1 for staffed shooting range use

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 03, 2019
Fees will increase from $3 to $4 per round or hour, starting July 1.
Instructor showing person how to shoot at Dalton Shooting Range

MDC invites anglers to Shepherd of Hills Family Fishing Fair on Saturday

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 03, 2019
June 8 event at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery aimed for anglers age 15 and under.
boy with fishing pole

MDC temporarily closes Clinton office due to Truman Lake flooding

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 03, 2019
Water is over the main public entrance road
Line of sandbags protects MDC Clinton Office from flooding

MDC, USDA, and Quail Forever offer Native Wildflower and Pollinator workshop June 18 in Warrenton

News from the region

St. Louis
May 31, 2019

This free workshop is designed to help landowners improve the natural quality of their land.

A landowner poses behind her wildflower garden.

MDC invites women to beginner shooting clinic series in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 31, 2019
Register to attend a free series of training programs for women on beginner shooting basics.
woman shooting shotgun

MDC offers free fishing skills classes in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
May 31, 2019

Discover Nature — Fishing programs teach angling basics

MDC staff teach a mother and daughter how to fish.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center has a number of hiking events in June

News from the region

Southwest
May 31, 2019

Trail-trekking opportunities are a highlight of nature center's June schedule.

A woman with her baby go on a hike.

MDC's lowland conservation areas and accesses in western Missouri flooded by high water

News from the region

Kansas City
May 30, 2019
Visitors should use caution in any low-lying areas
flooded conservation area

MDC holds St. Louis area teachers’ workshops for Discover Nature Schools’ K-5 units at Powder Valley Nature Center June 12

News from the region

St. Louis
May 30, 2019
Space is limited for these free workshops that will cover the Nature Unfolds and Nature Unleashed units.
Discover Nature Schools Kids Outside

Busch Shooting Range holds FREE Learn to Shoot event June 3

News from the region

St. Louis
May 29, 2019

Sample a variety of shooting sports next Monday in an open house-style format.

A man learns to shoot a shotgun.

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces June programs

News from the region

Central
May 29, 2019

Programs include fly fishing, forest foraging, Bio Blitz, and more.

MDC staff teach young explorers about nature.

Powder Valley Nature Center hosts Butterfly Gardening for Pollinators program June 6

News from the region

St. Louis
May 29, 2019

Discover the magic behind creating a garden that will have butterflies fluttering in your yard.

Steve Craig and Amy Short pose in a butterfly garden.

Carthage archery instructor wins national award

News from the region

Southwest
May 29, 2019

Patrick receives 2019 NASP Coach of the Year Award.

Caleb Patrick

MDC congratulates Dr. Grant Woods on Master Conservationist award

News from the region

Statewide
May 28, 2019
Dr. Woods joins 60 Master Conservationists honored since 1942 for substantial conservation work.
Woods Master Conservationist Award

MDC seeking comments on changes to landowner permits

News from the region

Statewide
May 28, 2019
Changes include acreage requirements, registry, and discounts for nonresident landowners.
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MDC offers free basic archery instructor training for teachers June 25 at Living Word Christian Middle and High School in O’Fallon

News from the region

St. Louis
May 28, 2019

Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.

A woman closely inspects an archery target.

MDC proposes changes to nonresident permits

News from the region

Statewide
May 28, 2019
Proposed changes include price increases and discounts for nonresident landowners.
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MDC proposes raising trout permits and daily tags starting in 2020

News from the region

Statewide
May 28, 2019
Price increases needed to help cover costs of raising, stocking more than 1.5 million fish annually.
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MDC welcomes anglers to renovated Amarugia Lake south of Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
May 28, 2019

Lake in Cass County offers a variety of fish for anglers

An angler fishes off the shore of Amarugia Lake.

Range, access road reopen at Ranacker Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
May 28, 2019

Completion of bridge project allows full access to area near Frankford, Mo.

The new constructed bridge on the access road to Ranacker Conservation Area.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing clinic in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
May 28, 2019

Register to attend a Discover Nature – Fishing course June 8.

A little girl shows off her catch with her dad.

MDC crowns Marquette High School as FISHSTL Cup Champions

News from the region

St. Louis
May 28, 2019

The high school fishing team took top honors among 10 area schools in angling tournament.

The Marquette High School Fishing Team poses with their trophy.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2019

Four-part Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered evenings in June.

People fishing around a lake.

Many MDC conservation areas and river accesses affected by high water

News from the region

Kansas City
May 25, 2019

Visitors should plan cautiously during Memorial Day weekend

Conservation Area flooding.

MDC reminds residents to exercise caution with storm-damaged trees

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2019

From personal injury to physical damage and common scams, don’t let tree damage make matters worse.

Trees damaged from storm.

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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