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Firearms deer harvest tops 230,000

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 11, 2011

Youths posted a strong performance during their two-part deer season, checking the second-largest number of deer in the youth hunt’s 10-year history.

Photo of a family deer hunting

MDC offers rabbit hunting clinic for women

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 07, 2011

The clinic will consist of a one-day training session and guided hunt.

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 28

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 07, 2011

You can apply online for most of the hunts listed in the spring turkey hunting guide.

Master Naturalist chapter forming in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 06, 2011

Northwest Missourians have opportunity to help nature and education projects in region.

Attend January workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Jan 06, 2011

Landscape professionals and enthusiasts are invited to attend “Landscape Design with Missouri in Mind” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday, Jan. 28 or 29 at Mineral Area Community College, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills.

Muzzleloader hunters push firearms deer harvest above 230,000

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 03, 2011

This year’s muzzleloader harvest is well above the 10-year average.

Ray County cattleman kills mountain lion

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 03, 2011

The 115-pound cat was a young male, which is consistent with the theory that Missouri mountain lions come from other states.

Photo of the Ray County mountain lion.

2010 a year of bold conservation initiatives

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 03, 2011

Under new leadership, the Missouri Department of Conservation tackled challenges old and new.

Kentucky to provide elk for Missouri restoration program

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 21, 2010

Cooperative efforts with other states and conservation groups is getting the Show-Me State’s elk-restoration program off to a fast start.

A bull and a cow elk near a stand of trees.

Hunter shoots unusually large coyote in Northwest Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 13, 2010

A Carroll County deer hunter shot a coyote weighing more than 100 pounds.

Large coyote

Kansas City river advocate wins international award

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 10, 2010
Blue River and Missouri River are cleaner and safer thanks to cleanup efforts championed by Kansas City resident Vicki Richmond.
Vickie Richmond

Eagle Days draws crowds despite cold weather

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Dec 07, 2010

Despite chilly winds, hearty birds and bird watchers both turned out in good numbers for Eagle Days at Squaw Creek.

Eagle Days

Firearms deer harvest continues to lag

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 07, 2010

With only the muzzleloader and late youth hunts remaining, this year’s firearms deer harvest is likely to fall short of last year’s.

Gray Fox

Elk Foundation to help fund Missouri elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 07, 2010
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is making good on its pledge of financial support.
A bull elk looks in the woods back at the photographer

Eagle Days Set to Take Flight

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Dec 06, 2010

Eagle Days is set to take flight in just a few short weeks!

Photo of bald eagle hunting over open water

MO schools invited to help fight litter through “No MOre Trash!” contest

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 06, 2010

MDC and MoDOT sponsor 2011 Trash-Can Decorating Contest. More info at www.nomoretrash.org.

Trumpeter swans numerous at Squaw Creek refuge

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 30, 2010

A majestic white bird – bunches of them -- may be on the water or wing for Eagle Days this weekend (Dec. 4-5) at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo of a gray rock pigeon standing among rocks

Platte County sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 30, 2010

The MDC recently confirmed a mountain lion sighting in northwest Missouri.

mountain lion in tree

Hunters check 188,205 deer during November firearms portion

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 24, 2010

Harvest numbers were up in the north and down in the south.

Photo of a family deer hunting

Appalachian Wildlife Foundation pledges support for MO elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 24, 2010

Foundation is raising funds and offering expertise for Missouri elk restoration efforts.

elk

Eagle Days planned at Squaw Creek

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 22, 2010

Eagle Days at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge the first weekend in December.

Bald Eagle

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

Liberty lakes added to winter trout fishing

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 18, 2010

For the first time, winter trout fishing is available at the Fountain Bluff Sports Complex in Liberty.

Photo of someone netting a trout.

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

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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
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