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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.

MDC offers private-landowner burn workshop in Independence

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 23, 2011

Eagles Days set at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

News from the region

Kansas City
Northeast
Nov 23, 2011

Eagle Days at Squaw Creek Dec. 3 and 4 will feature nation’s symbol and thousands of waterfowl.

American Bald Eagle catching a fish

November deer harvest tops last year’s figure

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 23, 2011

Missouri’s robust deer herd continues to pump millions into the state’s economy annually and supports 11,000 Show-Me State jobs.

Telecheck: A multi-tool for hunters, conservation agents

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 22, 2011

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents are finding the Telecheck system has some advantages when it comes to investigating illegal harvests.

Winter trout fishing begins at three Kansas City area locations

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 21, 2011

A green and silver fish splashed with crimson is back in Kansas City for the winter. Rainbow trout were recently stocked at some area lakes to offer the public additional winter fishing opportunities.

rainbow trout

NWS issues Red Flag Warning. Be firewise to prevent wildfires

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 18, 2011

St. Louis County hunter becomes first in the state to take deer with atlatl

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 18, 2011

St. Louis County hunter bags first deer in Missouri to be taken with an atlatl.

Luke Boenker take first Missouri deer with atlatl

Discover Nature with Eagle Days

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 16, 2011

MDC offers events at locations around the state along with other viewing opportunities.

Photo of bald eagle hunting over open water

MDC working to prevent Quick Draw errors

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 15, 2011

The agency apologizes to hunters who applied for reservations at Grand Pass Nov. 16.

Conservation milestones arrive for Kansas City and Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 15, 2011

MDC 75th anniversary celebration began this fall. Milestone anniversaries are also approaching for MDC areas in the Kansas City area.

Fishing at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

MDC still needs hunter help with CWD sampling Nov. 19-20

News from the region

Northeast
Northwest
Central
Nov 15, 2011

Hunters helped MDC collect tissue samples from more than 650 deer harvested during youth and opening firearms weekends. Hunter help still needed for MDC to collect more samples.

Deer

MDC celebrating 75 years of conservation in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 15, 2011

Missouri’s unique, citizen-led conservation agency began in November 1936.

75 years

Hunters shoot 89,000 deer on opening weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 14, 2011

Experts attribute the 8-percent decrease to warm, windy weather and decreasing deer numbers in some parts of the state.

MDC needs hunter help with CWD testing of harvested deer this weekend and next

News from the region

Northeast
Northwest
Central
Nov 10, 2011

Conservation Department asks deer hunters to allow MDC to collect tissue samples from deer harvested in north-central Missouri area for chronic-wasting-disease testing.

Deer

Hunters help feed the needy with charitable venison donation program

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 08, 2011
Deer

Young deer hunters have a good weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 08, 2011

Pushing back this year’s early youth hunt boosted harvest figures.

Fall firearms turkey harvest up 19 percent

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 03, 2011

Harvest increase reflects improved nesting success.

Turkey

Skeet shooter finds accessible MDC range and coaching on target

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 03, 2011

Outdoor sports were rare in Katie Garcia's life until she discovered skeet shooting and a mentor.

Katie Garcia skeet shooting at Lake City Range

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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