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MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 14, 2012

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

black and white photo of mountain lion walking through woods

MDC to host bowhunter education class in Lewis County

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2012

There is no cost for the program, but pre-registration is required.

Bow Hunting

MDC offers deer hunting class in Columbia for women

News from the region

Central
Sep 11, 2012

Two-day class will be held Sept. 18-19 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at MDC Central Regional Office in Columbia.

MDC to host women’s clinic on basic firearms

News from the region

Central
Sep 10, 2012

Attend Discover Nature: Women’s Basic Firearms program from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Sugar Creek Conservation Area (CA).

MDC needs hunter help with CWD sampling of harvested deer

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 05, 2012

Effort is for deer harvested in Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan counties from Sept. 15 to Jan. 15.

Photo of a White Tailed Buck.

MDC seeks hunters’ help when processing harvested deer

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 05, 2012

MDC offers guidelines to prevent spreading chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

Summersville logging company nominated for prestigious award

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2012

J&G Logging nominated for Appalachian Region Logger of the Year.

J&G Logging in Summersville

MDC removes statewide fire ban on conservation areas

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 31, 2012

Chaney & Sons loggers named Ozark Region Loggers of the Year (2012)

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2012

Congratulations to Chaney & Sons Logging of Birch Tree!

Ozark Region 2012 Loggers of the Year

Hunters reminded dove limits may only be taken in one state

News from the region

Southeast
Statewide
Aug 30, 2012

Conservation agents enforce both state and federal wildlife regulations.

Young boy dove hunting with over-ear protection

Public invited to celebrate MDC 75th anniversary at Ozark Regional Office

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 30, 2012

Enjoy hot dogs, soft drinks and door-prize drawings in West Plains on Oct. 12.

MDC McGee Family Conservation Area opens for outdoor recreation

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 29, 2012

Volunteers needed for cleanup day at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 29, 2012

Participants must pre-register so organizers will have a lunch count.

Snowy Owl Watch at Smithville Lake Eagle Days

Another nice albino hummingbird photo

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 29, 2012

Are there two albino hummingbirds in northwest Missouri, or did the same bird ride a breeze north?

Normal and Albino Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds

Act now to avoid hunter education rush

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 29, 2012

Hunting season is near, and classes fill up early.

turkey hunting

MDC and DU to host Wetlands Fun Day on Sept. 29

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 29, 2012

MDC and DU are both celebrating 75 years of making Missouri a great place to hunt, fish and watch wildlife.

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

Wildfire danger remains high in rural areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 29, 2012

Rare albino hummingbird appears in KC metro area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 27, 2012

Feeders can help migrant hummingbirds, especially in drought year.

Albino Hummingbird Flying

Conservation Commission sets waterfowl seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2012

Season structure remains unchanged and bag limits are nearly the same as last year.

Duck Hunting

Commission approves suspension of issuing permits for new deer breeders and big-game hunting facilities

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2012

Action is part of MDC efforts to work with stakeholders on limiting spread of CWD.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

Extended I-44 Antire ramp closure requires detours for Henges Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 24, 2012
Entrance and exit ramps from westbound I-44 to Antire are now closed through September

Doves plentiful, but hunting might be tougher

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 23, 2012

The Conservation Department manages fields especially for doves and hunters. The birds get credit for their own abundance.

dove hunt

Safety-consciousness especially important for dove hunters this year

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 23, 2012

Fewer dove fields and a weekend opener will mean more hunters per field.

dove in hand with banded leg

Trees that are brown may not be down

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 22, 2012

Don’t be too quick to write off drought-stressed trees.

Dove opener Sept. 4 at James A. Reed Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 22, 2012

Hunters should be aware of special regulations that apply at the Reed Area.

dove hunt

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MDC Media Staff

Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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