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NWTF provides three Crawford County schools money for archery program

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 21, 2011

Thanks to the generosity of the National Wild Turkey Federation, countless Sullivan and Cuba youths will find aim through the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP).

NWTF MoNASP Grant Schools

Apple Creek Shooting Range closes July 23-24 for weekend search

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 21, 2011

Temporary closure in cooperation with County Sheriff’s Department as they search for information regarding the case of a missing Jackson woman.

MDC presents Master Conservationist award to Bill Crawford

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 21, 2011

Former chief of wildlife research honored for 70 years of conservation work.

Master Conservationist Bill Crawford

Gov. Nixon appoints St. Louisan to Conservation Commission

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 14, 2011

Jim Blair is an ardent conservationist and has been active in several conservation groups including Ducks Unlimited and Conservation Federation of Missouri.

James T. Blair IV

Public invited to fish MDC's Duck Creek CA ponds before drained for renovations

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 13, 2011

Anglers can salvage fish from ponds and immediate spillways effective immediately until Aug. 15.

MDC’s Soulard Access in Marion County Temporarily Closed

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Jul 13, 2011

Marion County Conservation Area inaccessible due to damage from flooding and high winds.

MDC to co-host free fishing clinic Aug. 20 at Little River Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 13, 2011

Event will help children and adults discover nature in a fun new way.

fishing rod and reel

MDC-sponsored shooting team breaks clays to help rebuild Joplin

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 13, 2011

MDC-sponsored Team Henges recently raised $1,107 to aid Joplin tornado relief efforts.

Team Henges

MDC and Missouri FFA partner for responsible future landowners

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 12, 2011

Conservation program at FFA Leadership Camp reaches 1,200 students from around the state.

FFA Leadership Camp

Powder Valley Nature Center to feature outdoor family movie night

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2011

As part of its year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Powder Valley will feature a special outside showing of Fly Away Home on Friday, July 15, 8- 10 p.m.

Discover Nature

Columbia to host national trappers’ convention Aug. 4–7

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 07, 2011

National Fur Trappers Association’s 52nd annual convention will be held in Columbia Aug. 4 through 7.

Portion of MDC’s Peck Ranch refuge area reopens for elk driving tours

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 07, 2011

Elk viewing may be limited. Loop offers best opportunities. Other refuge areas remain restricted.

Elk at peck ranch

Cape Girardeau Nature Center offers women’s frog-gigging clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 07, 2011

Some lucky southeast Missouri women will learn to gig frogs at a free event offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

Bullfrog

New tests find no zebra mussels at Pomme de Terre Lake

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 06, 2011

Boaters and anglers play critical roles in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Five zebra mussels in the palm of a researcher's hand.

MDC announces deer-hunting regulation changes

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 06, 2011

Early youth portion later this year. Unlimited antlerless permits available in more counties.

Photo of a family deer hunting

MDC offers new "Cooking Wild in Missouri" cookbook

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 05, 2011

MDC's new colorful cookbook shows off the Show-Me State's game, fish, nuts, fruits and mushrooms.

Cooking Wild Cover

Grants available from MDC for loggers and landowners

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Jul 05, 2011

Loggers and landowners can both benefit from new MDC pilot cost-share incentive program.

Conservation Commission sets dove and other early migratory bird seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 01, 2011

This year’s seasons for doves, teal, rails, snipe and woodcock are the same as last year’s.

Cheating charge filed against bass tourney entrant

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 30, 2011

Warsaw man faces felony charge of attempt to steal by deceit for allegedly trying to weigh in fish at a bass tournament that he caught before the tournament began.

Two anglers score hits on open fishing records

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 23, 2011

One record-setting angler plans to tackle invasive carp next.

Twelve-year-old Hayden Crouch is proudly holding his state-record gizzard shad.

Managed deer hunt applications open July 1, close Aug. 15

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 22, 2011

Hunters can apply for nearly 100 archery, muzzleloader and modern firearms hunts, including events for youths and hunters with disabilities.

Bullfrogs and green frogs up for grabs June 30

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 22, 2011

Missouri’s annual frogging season runs from June 30 to Oct. 31.

Bullfrog

MDC Taking Applications for Agent Trainees

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 22, 2011

Some consider it the best job in the world. It’s also one of the most demanding. If you think you have what it takes to be a conservation agent, now is the time to try.

Missourians asked to celebrate freedom from invasive species July 4

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 20, 2011

Protect the state’s native species from invaders such as the zebra mussel, emerald ash borer and others.

Five zebra mussels in the palm of a researcher's hand.

Missouri prairies offer wildflower bounty in June

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 20, 2011

Prairies change weekly in summer as plants grow and bloom so a hike is the best way to see them.

Purple Coneflower on Prairie

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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) 815-7901
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