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Bugs teach at Science Matters

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 01, 2010

The riffle beetle and the horsehair worm will be conservation teaching tools Saturday at “Science Matters,” a community event at the National Science Teachers Association regional conference on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Exhibit Hall B at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.

2010 duck season promises plentiful ducks, generous limits, spotty habitat

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 28, 2010

An investment of time and shoe leather could pay special dividends this year.

Storm causes rare fish kills due to hail

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 27, 2010

Extreme hail from recent thunderstorms in the Kansas City area killed fish and Canada geese at a Northland lake, a conservation biologist says.

Beginning Trapper Workshop Planned at Duck Creek

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 24, 2010

Two-day course for beginning trappers is scheduled for Oct. 16-17 at Duck Creek Conservation Area.

Youth waterfowl hunting clinic offered Oct. 16 and 23

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 20, 2010

Up to 30 youngsters will receive instruction in all aspects of waterfowl hunting

Mountain lions possible but rarely confirmed in Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 17, 2010

Community program dispels mountain lion myths.

mountain lion

Prairie Day from Ice Age onward at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 16, 2010

“Prairie Day” will showcase the natural forces that created the tallgrass prairie and woodland ecosystem, and how this natural resource has changed as it helped sustain people through the centuries.

Prairie Sunrise

New rules for bringing hunter-killed deer, elk into Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 16, 2010

Missouri residents who hunt in other states should be aware of a new regulation regarding chronic wasting disease, which sets rules for transporting harvested antlered game into the state.

Cape G. Nature Center connects people with the land

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2010

“Connecting People With the Land” celebrates National Archeology Month and National Hunting & Fishing Month.

Waterfowl hunting update for Duck Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2010

Duck Creek Conservation Area attracts hunters from all over Missouri and beyond. Current Golden Anniversary renovations are expected to impact waterfowl hunting on the area.

Fish bite, turtles too, at Cast and Blast

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 15, 2010

MDC employees helped more than 50 people with disabilities fish, try out target archery or fire pellet rifles at "Cast and Blast,” hosted by the MDC and The Whole Person.

cast and blast

MDC event highlights outdoor opportunities in Springfield area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2010

Waterfowl hunting seminar set for Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2010

Learn more about waterfowl hunting at this "Discover Hunting: Waterfowl Hunting” clinic.

Monarch Mania fluttering to Discovery Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2010

Discover nature at Monarch Mania and book signing on Sept. 18 at the Discovery Center.

Monarch - Tagged

Campout to connect with Missouri’s big rivers

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 10, 2010

Have a great family camping weekend at the Second Annual Discover Nature: Families Confluence Campout at Columbia Bottom.

Conservation Department still seeking comments on elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 08, 2010

The Conservation Department wants to address all concerns.

Autumn hunting seasons begin with doves

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 07, 2010
A harvested dove placed on an orange meshed bag.

Emergency closure of hunting season not the end of Missouri's ruffed grouse story

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 07, 2010

The Conservation Department and the Ruffed Grouse Society are still working to establish sustainable numbers of grouse and habitat to support them.

Reed Area’s tried and true dove hunting tradition

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 07, 2010

A rainy morning didn’t stop hunters from bagging afternoon doves on the season’s opening day at the James A. Reed Conservation Area near Lee’s Summit.

Max Carney holds a dove he shot at Reed CA

Hundreds attend MDC public meetings on elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 27, 2010

Department staff share information on restoration plan and gather public feedback.

elk

Applications open Sept. 1 for waterfowl hunting reservations

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 27, 2010

Applications will be handled entirely via the Internet this year.

St. Louis area youths earn national shooting honors and championship title

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 27, 2010

Two squads of young trap shooters from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Jay Henges Shooting Range walked away with national titles.

Henges Orange Squad Champs

MDC to Host Women’s Waterfowl Hunting Clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 24, 2010

The MDC will host a waterfowl hunting clinic on Oct. 3 designed specifically for women. A hunt will follow during the waterfowl season.

Busch Shooting Range temporarily closing for repairs

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 23, 2010

The rifle and pistol range at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area will be closed from Monday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Sept. 2 for repairs.

MDC offers wingshooting workshops for game-bird hunters

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 23, 2010

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer free workshops throughout the state to help migratory and upland game-bird hunters improve their shooting skills, especially with non-toxic shot.

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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