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Blue catfish survey is hands-on

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 18, 2010

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists recently wrapped up the first phase of a new blue catfish survey at Truman Lake and Lake of the Ozarks.

blue catfish survey

Big cat in Northland is bobcat, not mountain lion

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 18, 2010
A close look reveals to biologists that this wild feline is clearly a bobcat
A bobcat walks along a treeline.

Hunting violations cited at Jackson checkpoint

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 17, 2010
Conservation agents work with local law enforcement to conduct checkpoints during various hunting seasons.
A conservation agent at a checkpoint inspects permits for two hunters in a pickup truck

Deer firearms opening weekend numbers up over 2009

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 15, 2010

Cooler weather and some rain before and during opening weekend improved conditions for hunters and were also good for deer activity.

Ancient deer hunting method back in use

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 12, 2010
atlatl demonstration

KRCU’s Discover Nature receives grant from Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 12, 2010

Discover Nature airs Monday mornings at 7:49 am on 90.9 FM and 88.9 FM during Morning Edition, NPR’s flagship news magazine.

Deer hunters need to be mindful of high fire danger

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 12, 2010

Conservation agents make arrests in Scott, Dunklin counties

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 12, 2010

Winter trout fishing nears at KC metro lakes

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 12, 2010

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) annual winter trout fishing program for selected Kansas-City-area lakes is almost here, with some new opportunities for anglers.

Judgment on use of vehicles and dogs in deer hunting stayed

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 12, 2010

Ripley County judge’s ruling on state regulations regarding use of motorized vehicles and dogs in deer hunting as too vague is stayed by Missouri Court of Appeals.

Nature Shop has fresh, economical holiday gift ideas

Nov 10, 2010

Nature-related gifts are a good choice for youngsters or outdoorsy adults.

Young conservationists honored

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 09, 2010

Woodland Elementary School students Trinity and Triston Gilbert received a plaque and poster from MDC Education Specialist Jeremy Soucy for their story about habitat restoration in MDC's “Xplor” kids' magazine.

Xplor Story Award

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.

Hunters Urged To Be Extra Cautious With Campfires This Fall

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 08, 2010

Night patrol busts illegal hunting activities

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 08, 2010

Conservation Agents from Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Scott Counties assisted to step up operations against illegal hunting activities in New Madrid County with a night patrol this week. According to Conservation Agent Rodney Ivie, their efforts paid off Thursday evening.

Fire danger high for southern Missouri

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Nov 05, 2010

MDC foresters warn dry weather and high winds could cause fires to spread.

Be alert for deer

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 04, 2010

Conservation Agent cautions motorists to be on the lookout for White-tailed deer.

Photo of deer on the side of the road

Fall firearms turkey harvest down 29 percent

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 04, 2010

The Conservation Department attributes the smaller harvest to a decline in hunter participation.

Wildfire danger high in west central Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 03, 2010

MDC urges people to refrain from burning leaves and trash outdoors and to report any suspicious activity that might be connected with arson fires.

Huntin’ Camp is Friday

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 03, 2010

Huntin’ Camp is designed to help new and experienced hunters improve their skills.

Youth deer harvest holds steady

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 02, 2010

Young guns posted the third-largest harvest in the early youth hunt’s 10-year history.

Motorists should be alert for deer

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2010

Chances for deer darting in front of fast-moving vehicles increases in November, so drivers should be extra alert to avoid accidents.

Photo of deer on the side of the road

Swope Park added to KC urban deer hunt sites

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2010

For the first time, a portion of Swope Park will be included in the managed archery hunts for whitetail deer at Kansas City parks.

2010 Logger of the Year’s work is “light on the land”

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 29, 2010

Matt L’Heureux’s reputation for low-impact logging earned him three nominations for the state’s top timber-harvesting honor.

2010 Logger of the Year Award winner Matt L'Heureux

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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) 815-7901
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
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