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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

MDC offers deer-hunting safety tips

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 03, 2011

This year’s top tip is to watch out for the hunter in the mirror.

Deer

MDC's Discovery Center to host Scouts on Saturday for outdoor fun

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 03, 2011
MDC Discovery Center

Springfield Nature Center events to focus on famed conservationist

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 03, 2011

Programs will focus on how Aldo Leopold's writings are still relevant today.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Missouri Fuels for Schools projects bring celebration

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 01, 2011

Six southern Missouri schools are leading the way toward the use of biomass heating technology.

Lisa Allen at Fuels for Schools in Eminence

Missouri deer hunters need to be bear aware

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 31, 2011

Cover scents used by deer hunters and other intriguing smells can overcome bears’ natural shyness and bring them too close for comfort.

Close up of a black bear sow head. It has light-colored fur on the sides of its snout.

MDC needs hunter help with CWD sampling of harvested deer

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 28, 2011

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

Deer

Spotted Gar Makes New State Record

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 27, 2011

Families that bowfish together know fish together, and Eric and Sara Whitehead had a notion this might be one for the record book.

Deer hunters reminded of changed permit format, tagging procedures

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 25, 2011

A new YouTube video shows how to “bag it, notch it, tag it and check it.” Free permit protectors are available from conservation agents and MDC offices.

Quail Forecast has bright spots

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 25, 2011

Population surveys on Quail Emphasis Areas and private land present a different picture than those for the state as a whole.

2011 late season quail chick.

MDC shooting ranges offer safe places to sight in deer rifles

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 25, 2011

Target shooting is a popular way to “sight in” or improve shooter accuracy with rifles before the hunt.

shooting at signs is unsafe

MDC improving fish habitat at Lake Taneycomo

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 24, 2011

MDC placing fish habitat in upper mile of Lake Taneycomo to increase fishing opportunities below Table Rock Dam.

Severe drought dampens waterfowl outlook for some west-central MDC areas

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 21, 2011

Drought will crimp duck hunting at some MDC wildlife areas in west central counties, but areas with sources for pumping water will be in good to excellent condition.

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

Discover nature with ‘Tree Wars: The Forest Menace’ at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 20, 2011

Light-sabers and beetle troopers will be used to interpret conservation messages at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s annual Creatures of the Night event Oct. 28 and 29.

Tree Wars Sign

Discover nature at Springfield Nature Center with "Halloween Happening – Super Hero Style"

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2011

Individuals of all ages are invited to join in the fun of the Nature Center’s “Halloween Happening – Super Hero Style” Oct 27 and 28.

Quick Draw set for second year of testing

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 19, 2011

Areas and procedures for the online reservation system remain unchanged.

MDC to seek elusive answers about ruffed grouse

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 18, 2011

A public-private partnership will determine the practicality of once again restocking grouse.

Photo of bald eagle flapping over water

MDC offers "Holiday Ornaments from Nature’s Bounty" class in Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Oct 17, 2011
Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Motorists should be alert for deer near roadways

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 17, 2011

Fall landscape changes and the rutting season prompt increased deer activity.

deer

Duck numbers burgeon, but weather, habitat will determine hunter success

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 17, 2011

With duck numbers at an all-time high, Missouri needs only a little luck for a memorable hunting season.

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

MDC to supervise managed archery deer hunts set for five Kansas City parks

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 17, 2011

Managed hunts are coordinated with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to provide bowhunters additional opportunities and help reduce over-populated deer herds.

New state record white mulberry tree measured at Pleasant Hill

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 14, 2011

MDC foresters use formula with combined measurements to determine largest overall size of trees in record books. Trees with most total points are champs.

champion white mullberry tree

MDC offers deer processing class at Parma Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 14, 2011

Venison is a lean, nutritious and delicious protein source. Careful processing from field to freezer can enhance deer meat for the table.

Trapping clinic to be held Oct. 29-30 at Duck Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 12, 2011

During this hands-on course, participants will gain an understanding of trapping as a necessary technique in the control of animal populations.

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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