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Quick Draw set for second year of testing

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 19, 2011

Areas and procedures for the online reservation system remain unchanged.

MDC to seek elusive answers about ruffed grouse

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 18, 2011

A public-private partnership will determine the practicality of once again restocking grouse.

Photo of bald eagle flapping over water

MDC to supervise managed archery deer hunts set for five Kansas City parks

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 17, 2011

Managed hunts are coordinated with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to provide bowhunters additional opportunities and help reduce over-populated deer herds.

MDC offers "Holiday Ornaments from Nature’s Bounty" class in Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Oct 17, 2011
Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Motorists should be alert for deer near roadways

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 17, 2011

Fall landscape changes and the rutting season prompt increased deer activity.

deer

Duck numbers burgeon, but weather, habitat will determine hunter success

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 17, 2011

With duck numbers at an all-time high, Missouri needs only a little luck for a memorable hunting season.

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

New state record white mulberry tree measured at Pleasant Hill

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 14, 2011

MDC foresters use formula with combined measurements to determine largest overall size of trees in record books. Trees with most total points are champs.

champion white mullberry tree

MDC offers deer processing class at Parma Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 14, 2011

Venison is a lean, nutritious and delicious protein source. Careful processing from field to freezer can enhance deer meat for the table.

Trapping clinic to be held Oct. 29-30 at Duck Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 12, 2011

During this hands-on course, participants will gain an understanding of trapping as a necessary technique in the control of animal populations.

furs

Urban deer harvest similar to 2010

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 11, 2011

The second consecutive year of unseasonably warm weather kept the 2011 urban deer harvest below the nine-year average.

Wildlife students at Missouri Western win international award

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 11, 2011

MWSU chapter will receive 2011 Outstanding Student Chapter Award from The Wildlife Society.

Jacob Decker of Missouri Western State University doing birdbanding

Poosey area to showcase fall color and conservation on Sunday

News from the region

Northeast
Northwest
Oct 11, 2011

Forests, fields and waters will be featured during Fall Driving Tour noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Wildlife harvest at hand for Truman Lake conservation lands

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2011
Wildlife Habitat Truman Reservoir

Most of Missouri remains zebra-mussel free

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2011

Uninfested waters underline the importance of precautions against spreading the exotic invader.

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

Thinking About a Timber Sale? Call Before You Cut

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation has help for landowners who want to harvest trees profitably and sustainably.

Dry conditions create heightened wildfire danger in western Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2011

MDC urges precautions to prevent dangerous wildfires.

Attend backyard bird workshop at MDC Sedalia office

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Oct 06, 2011

Get tips on attracting backyard birds on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two men inspect a dying tree, which can be good bird habitat.

Powder Valley celebrates 20th anniversary with special events Oct. 22

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 06, 2011

Year-long anniversary celebration will culminate in this special event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

powder valley nature center

USFWS Lists Ozark Hellbender as Endangered and Moves to Include Hellbenders in Appendix III of CITES

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 05, 2011

News Release from U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

hellbender, a large brown salamander resting in gravelly streambed

Runge to host “Cooking Wild” book signing

News from the region

Central
Oct 03, 2011

Stop by Nature Center on Oct. 20 to meet the author, and more.

Cooking Wild Cover

Early fall colors tinge foliage in Kansas City and northwest Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 03, 2011

Scarlet and purple are not bashful this autumn in the Kansas City region. A blush is already on many maple trees and ash trees.

Red maple leaves in fall color

MDC gives $306,000 in TRIM grants for community forest improvements

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 30, 2011

Added funds from recipients result in more than $540,000 spent on improving community trees.

declining black walnut tree

NW Missouri waterfowl areas in good shape for duck season

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 30, 2011

Duck season in the state’s north zone opens Oct. 29 and closes Dec. 27.

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

MDC bans porous-soled waders to help protect trout waters from invasive algae

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 30, 2011

Porous-soled waders are prime suspects in human transport of “didymo,” or “rock snot.”

Photo of man holding a wad of didymo

MDC predicts good fall color in Ozarks

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 30, 2011

Weather conditions likely will result in less vivid foliage in the Bootheel and Kansas City regions.

Photo of autumn color

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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