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Springfield Nature Center event highlights natural areas

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 28, 2011

Join author of “Discover Missouri Natural Areas – A Guide to 50 Great Places.” on Thursday, Sept. 29, 7-8 p.m. as he shares his first-hand experiences.

Learn about primitive skills at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 28, 2011

Step back in time and learn about the lifestyles of the earliest humans to trek through the Ozarks at “Primitive Skills Day” on Oct. 2.

A girl twists vines together to make a rope

Families enjoy outdoors at MDC National Hunting and Fishing Day activities

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2011

MDC helps families Discover Nature with National Hunting and Fishing Day activities at Reed Wildlife Area.

Madison Parkinson trapshooting

Twin Pines Education Center features new exhibit on turkey calling

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 27, 2011

New exhibit will be unveiled at Twin Pines on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Powder Valley closed for managed deer hunts in November and January

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 23, 2011

Nature Center and grounds closed Nov. 5-7 and Jan. 7-9 to accommodate managed archery deer hunts on the area.

Celebrate Halloween naturally with Family Fun Night and hayride at Columbia Bottom

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 23, 2011

Family Fun Night and Hayride on Oct.14 from 6-9:30 p.m. offers an ideal way to celebrate the season in a family friendly, nature-oriented way.

Wild turkeys make the most of break from weather

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 23, 2011

Missouri’s wild turkey flock made significant gains in many areas this year.

Wild Turkeys

Volunteer at Parma Woods Shooting Range honored for service

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 23, 2011

Dexter Delano of Leavenworth has given more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service time at MDC's Parma Woods Shooting Range.

Parma Range Volunteer Dexter Delano

MDC confirms mountain lion photo taken at Rocky Creek

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 23, 2011

Other recent confirmed reports include ones in Shannon, Oregon and Texas counties.

Photo of mountain lion at Rocky Creek

Hunting & Fishing Day events part of Missouri’s winning hunter-recruitment strategy

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 22, 2011

Events like upcoming observances have helped put Missouri at the top of the hunter-recruitment heap.

Effective wingshooting workshops offered for hunters in KC and St. Joe areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Sep 22, 2011

Free workshops will help migratory and upland bird hunters improve wingshooting skills, including use of non-toxic shells.

MDC offering white-tailed deer management workshop in Marceline

News from the region

Northeast
Northwest
Central
Sep 22, 2011

Free workshop open to anyone interested in deer management, including landowners, managers or hunters who wish to enhance deer-herd health and habitat on properties.

Photo of white tailed buck

Runge to host renowned artist and world angler Bob White

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2011

Join global fly fisher, artist, columnist, fly-fishing guide at MDC Nature Center in Jeff City Oct. 15

Missouri Fuels for Schools projects to hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies

News from the region

Southwest
Southeast
Sep 16, 2011

Public is invited to attend ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Fellows Lake fishing facilities to undergo repair, renovation

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 16, 2011

Facilities will be closed for approximately a week

MDC invites all to spend "A Day on the River"

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 16, 2011

Oct. 1 event offers fun for the entire family.

MDC and AGFC investigating fish die-off at Bull Shoals

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 15, 2011

Combination of high temperatures and low oxygen levels appear to be the cause.

MDC closing Hamburg Ferry Access in Pike County for renovations

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Sep 15, 2011

Closure for major renovations begins week of Sept. 19. Nearest alternate public boat ramp is Norton Woods Access.

MDC’s e-Permits let hunters and others buy online and use right away

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 15, 2011

Key information for deer and turkey hunters is, “Bag it. Notch it. Tag it. Check it.”

Dedication held for McGee Family Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 15, 2011

Kansas City businessman Thomas F. McGee Jr. bequeathed family farm in Clinton County to MDC for public natural area.

sign unveiling for McGee Family Conservation Area

Renovations enhance Bennett Spring trout production

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 12, 2011

Dedication ceremony on Sept. 22 will highlight hatchery improvements.

rainbow trout

MDC confirms second photo of mountain lion in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 08, 2011

Second trail-cam image taken at same location as July 29 photo

Frame shows back half of mountain lion photographed by trail camera

Mountain lion shot by landowner in Texas County

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 06, 2011

MDC hosts "A Swift Night Out"

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 06, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a chimney swift count at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau on Sept. 13 at 7:15 p.m. The event is based on a nationwide research project called "A Swift Night Out." The project collects counts from different groups across the United States as the swifts migrate south for the winter.

Mountain lion photographed in Oregon County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2011

Widely scattered mountain lion sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

mountain lion photograph in Oregon County

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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