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Dove hunt for mobility-impaired hunters set for Sept 2

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 19, 2011

Hunters who use wheelchairs, crutches or prosthetic limbs can enjoy hunting, thanks to MDC and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Agenda for the August 25-26 Conservation Commission Meeting

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 18, 2011

Tentative agenda for meeting in Jefferson City.

Teen wins scholarship from Master Naturalist Group

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 16, 2011

Caitlin Shoults’ life-long love of the outdoors is paying off – literally.

Photo of Cindy Gum, Caitlin Shoults and Lucy Silliman

Have fun with bugs at Springfield Nature Center program Friday night

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 15, 2011

Free family fun at Insect-O-Rama Friday 6:30-9 p.m.

Image of a monarch

Big catfish roam in lightly fished streams

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 12, 2011

Anglers willing to do some paddling can enjoy a solitary experience and the chance to catch a trophy catfish.

flathead catfish

Mountain lion photographed in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 12, 2011

A landowner’s trail camera has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Shannon County.

Trail camera photo of mountain lion at night, Shannon County

Doves plentiful, fields spotty for opening day

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 12, 2011

Weather has favored reproduction, but finding a good hunting spot will take legwork.

Dove season opener demands special safety consciousness

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 12, 2011

Dove hunters need to think defensively and take extra care to avoid situations where they might hurt others.

Youth turkey hunting event planned in Warrensburg

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 12, 2011

Register by Aug. 22 for Aug. 27 event.

turkey calling

Access to Busch CA and range detoured by MoDOT work on Route D

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 11, 2011

MoDOT road work to shut down Highway 94 access to Busch CA and range. Both still accessible via detours.

Conservation Department provides funds to help Silex firefighters

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 11, 2011

KC-area timber cutter honored for sustainable practices

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 10, 2011

Tree-harvest methods that promote healthy, sustainable forests recently earned Travis Yake the 2011 Kansas City Regional Logger Award.

Photo of Kansas City Region 2011 Logger of the Year, Travis Yake

Bowhunting 101 course offers expert tips without the cost

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 10, 2011

Bowhunters of every skill level are invited to free Bowhunting 101 on Sept. 10 at Maintz Wildlife Area Archery Range from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Applications open Sept. 1 for waterfowl hunting reservations

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 05, 2011

Applications for Grand Pass, Eagle Bluffs and Otter Slough will be handled under Quick Draw again this year.

MDC offers free landowner workshop on deer management

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 04, 2011

Free workshop will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Smithville Lake Litton Visitors Center.

Join the Hummingbird Celebration at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 03, 2011

Free public event on Aug. 20 will run from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

girl with hummingbird

Powder Valley gears up for hunting seasons with free workshop

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 29, 2011

Attend free hunting workshop on Aug. 20

hunting

Missourians invited to discover nature with MDC at State Fair Aug. 11-21

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 29, 2011

Visit the Conservation Pavilion for live demonstrations, displays and more.

Brown patches in trees may be result of cicadas, scale insects

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 29, 2011

Egg-laying and feeding behavior of these insects damages individual tree branches.

Branch flagging on chinquapin oak

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

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

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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