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Burr Oak Woods hosting photo contest

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 23, 2012

Attend mountain lion workshop at Powder Valley Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 23, 2012

Free public lecture on cougars in Missouri is on March 23 with two-day paid workshop March 24-25.

Closeup of mountain lion face

Workshop series at Henges Shooting Range aims to improve turkey hunting skills

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 22, 2012

Workshops will include state turkey biologist, turkey calling, hunting techniques and shotgun patterning.

turkey hunting

Attend workshops in Columbia on landscaping with native plants

News from the region

Central
Feb 22, 2012

Registration deadline is Feb. 29. Seating is limited.

Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.

Educational, humanitarian efforts earn MDC’s Mayer state honor

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 17, 2012

A professional passion for teaching hunter education and humanitarian help with Joplin tornado recovery earned Jean Mayer statewide recognition.

MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Jean Mayer

Invasive Species Week has special significance in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 14, 2012

Missourians who care about conservation can help protect the natural world by participating in this national observance.

Zebra Mussel

March 1 is take-a-trout-to-lunch day in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 14, 2012

March 1 marks the start of the catch-and-keep fishing season at hatchery-stocked trout parks, and thousands of anglers have been making the pilgrimage to Missouri’s trout temples on that date for more than 70 years.

photo of two anglers on the dam at Montauk State Park

Wildlife workshop planned at Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Feb 10, 2012
Quail

National fest showcases quail and pheasants

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 10, 2012
Three quail huddle in snow-covered brush.

MDC offering landowner workshop for small acreages

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 10, 2012
“Green Acres” workshop will be 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Bass Pro Shop in Independence.

Cape Girardeau Nature Center hosting program on creating habitat for bluebirds

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 06, 2012

Discover Nature family event on Feb. 16 is all about bluebirds and how to construct a nest box.

Bluebird

MDC to hold open houses on CWD found in Macon County

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 03, 2012

Two positive results for Chronic Wasting Disease are first for free-ranging deer in Missouri.

Photo of a white-tailed deer buck standing among tall grasses.

Discover nature through MDC 75th anniversary photo contest

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 01, 2012

Winners will be featured in October "Missouri Conservationist," MDC website and other media. Deadline is May 15.

Porous-soled waders banned in Missouri trout waters

Feb 01, 2012

New MDC regulation takes effect March 1 to help keep Missouri a great place to fish.

Photo of large didymo clump

January Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 30, 2012

Actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its meeting Jan. 26 and 27

Archery deer, turkey harvests up from last year

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 26, 2012

Counties bordering urban areas had the biggest totals.

Father and Son Deer Hunting.

Hunters can certify racks at Henges Range antler-scoring event

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 25, 2012

Hunters can have deer racks scored at event on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Photo of ten-point white-tailed deer rack of antlers

CWD found in two free-ranging deer from Macon County

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 24, 2012

Two positive results for Chronic Wasting Disease are first for free-ranging deer in Missouri.

Photo of white tailed buck

Eagle Days event set for Schell-Osage Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 23, 2012

Learn more about bald eagles at Eagle Days event Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Bald Eagle catching a fish

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Central
Jan 23, 2012

Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21.

Capping pipes can save birds’ lives

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 23, 2012

Open vertical pipes and posts take a toll on wildlife.

Photo of a male downy woodpecker on a feeder.

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 29

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 20, 2012

MDC’s 19 spring 2012 managed turkey hunts include ones for youth and people with disabilities.

Wild Turkeys

Missouri Master Naturalist class offered at Cole Camp

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 19, 2012

Informational meeting to be held 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 6 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Timber management boosts wildlife and preferred trees

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 17, 2012

Thinning trees in a woodland can boost wildlife and the most desirable trees.

Forest management thinning trees can boost wildlife and the most desirable trees

Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival unlocks the secret sweets of trees

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 17, 2012

Rockwoods Reservation annual Maple Sugar Festival is Feb. 4 with free fun for all ages.

Pots Boiling at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival

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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