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Attend upcoming workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Kansas City
Southwest
Central
Jan 10, 2012

Seating is limited for February workshops at Lake Ozark and March ones in Columbia.

blackeyed susan

Young male mountain lion trapped, released in Reynolds County

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 05, 2012

The 122-pound cougar turned up in a live-trap on national-forest land.

Mountain lion recovering from sedative

Muzzleloader harvest tops 15,000

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 29, 2011

Missouri’s muzzleloader harvest continues to grow with increased opportunities and advances in muzzleloading technology.

Wildlife restoration, unusual animal sightings top 2011 conservation news

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 28, 2011

With news flashes about everything from elk and hellbenders to mountain lions, 2011 was anything but dull.

A snow-covered elk

Conservation Commission sets 2012 deer, turkey regulations

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 22, 2011

Next year’s youth spring turkey hunt will be earlier than usual.

Audubon birders spot record number of species at Four Rivers CA

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 21, 2011

Bird watchers recently counted a record 102 distinct bird species in one day at the Four Rivers Conservation Area.

red-breasted merganser

Vote Don Johnson for 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 21, 2011

Vote by Jan. 6 at www.Budweiser.com or www.confedmo.org.

MDC Commissioner Don Johnson

On snow-white wings, trumpeter swans are back

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Central
Dec 21, 2011

Trumpeters are being reported at wetlands this winter in both northwest and west-central Missouri.

Trumpeter Swans

Snowy owls rare to Missouri are visiting the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Dec 21, 2011

The large, white owls with black markings are rarely seen in this area and are big news to birders.

Snowy owl in tree

December 2011 Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 19, 2011

A summary of actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its December meeting.

Remember prairies for late-season quail hunts

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Dec 14, 2011

Prairies and related grasslands offer a late-season hunting opportunity for bobwhite quail hunters willing to walk further and in different patterns than they did in the old days.

Quail Hunting on Prairie

Five students win MDC Endangered Species Postcard Contest

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 14, 2011

More than 4,000 students participated, with schools submitting their 674 best cards.

MDC names Summersville men Loggers of the Year (2011)

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 09, 2011

J&G Logging receives highest honor loggers can achieve in Missouri.

Missouri Logger of the Year 2011

A Conservation thank you to Kansas City Police Mounted Patrol

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 08, 2011

Mounted Patrol is a key partner in managed archery deer hunts in Kansas City's Swope Park

Kansas City Police Thank You

Schools invited to fight litter through “No MOre Trash!” contest

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 07, 2011

MDC and MoDOT sponsor “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can contest.

A turtle whose shell has grown around a plastic soft-drink ring, giving it an hourglass shape.

MDC offers money to landowners, farmers for habitat development

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 07, 2011

Conservation agents wrap up firearms deer season poaching cases

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 07, 2011

Conservation agents in southeast Missouri issued 225 citations and 238 written warnings for Wildlife Code violations during firearms deer season.

Conservation Agent Brian Towe talks with a deer hunter

More than the tail is white on this deer

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 07, 2011
Albino deer in woods

Eagle Days at Squaw Creek showcases wildlife with wings

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 07, 2011

Eagles and waterfowl were the main draws at the 33rd annual Eagle Days Dec. 2-4 at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City.

Phoenix at Squaw Creek Eagle Days

Hunters check 14,000 deer during antlerless season

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 06, 2011

Two portions of Missouri’s firearms deer season remain.

Books, calendars, DVDs, even trees make great gifts

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 06, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation has gift ideas
for the outdoors people on your holiday shopping list.

Eagle Days program set for January in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 02, 2011

Learn more about bald eagles on Jan. 21 and 22 at MDC's Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Wintering Bald Eagles

St. Louis Zoo and MDC announce world’s first captive breeding of Ozark Hellbenders

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 30, 2011

Decade-long collaboration of Zoo and federal, state scientists yields 63 baby Hellbenders.

Ozark Hellbenders developing at St. Louis Zoo

Antlered female deer crop up in Missouri’s deer harverst

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 29, 2011

It’s a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world for some white-tailed deer.

Photo of three hunters with a 23-point buck in velvet.

Whooping cranes pay rare visit to southwest Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 23, 2011

What a hunter thought might be someone in trouble turned out to be a flock of rare birds with 7-foot wingspans.

Photo of two whooping cranes in flight.

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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