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Missouri-bound elk pass first of several health tests

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 10, 2011
Testing will ensure Missouri’s wildlife and livestock remain healthy.
One worker holds a blindfolded elk's head while another administers a tuberculosis test.

Waterfowl regulation workshops set for March, April

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 09, 2011

MDC wants hunters’ ideas about zone boundaries and season timing for the next five years.

Workshops teach landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 09, 2011

Time is running out to register for Feb. 25 or 26 event.

Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.

Transmission line easement on Young CA seeks to balance utilities and nature

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 07, 2011

Construction of an electric power transmission line by contractors of Ameren Missouri is beginning on Young Conservation Area.

Property damage reported at Lake Girardeau Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 31, 2011

Contact local conservation office or Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department with any info.

Hunters can certify racks at Henges Range antler scoring event

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 31, 2011

How does your rack stack up? Find out at deer antler scoring event at Henges Shooting Range.

Deer hunters free bucks with antlers locked together

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 26, 2011
The antlers on these two buck deer were locked together until some Pettis County residents managed to hold them still long enough to cut off a beam and free them.
Two bucks with their antlers interlocked before a wire fence in snow-covered ground.

46 elk captured, health protocols in progress

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 26, 2011
The catch includes spike bulls and several pregnant cows.
An elk stands in a cattle chute while being tested for diseases.

Trees yield sweet treats at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 25, 2011

It’s a sweet time for family fun at Maple Sugar Festival.

Trout Derby in Sedalia Feb. 2

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Jan 25, 2011

Sedalia’s winter trout fishing program will be celebrated Feb. 2 with a Trout Derby at Liberty Park Pond.

rainbow trout

Hunters shoot mountain lion near Macon

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 23, 2011

Hunters say animal posed threat. Fourth recent confirmed report brings total to 14 in Missouri since 1994.

image of dead mountain lion

Author encourages birding for new audiences

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 21, 2011

Author will discuss, “Birding for Everyone, Encouraging People of Color to Become Birdwatchers.”

Workshops teach landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 21, 2011
Landscape pros and native-plant enthusiasts are invited to attend at Longview campus of MCC in Lee’s Summit.

Chesterfield sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 20, 2011

This third recent confirmed report brings the total to 13 in Missouri since 1994.

mountain lion in Chesterfield

Reward offered for information regarding deer poaching

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 19, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking information about three deer killed illegally in the early morning hours of Dec. 10 inside the Warrensburg city limits near Lions Lake and the University Central Missouri’s Keth Memorial Golf Course.

Timber harvest opens second chapter in forest research saga

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 12, 2011

The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project takes a long view to better understand how human activities affect forest ecology.

Elk restoration effort moves forward in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 12, 2011
Missouri’s first elk is in a holding pen, awaiting company.
An elk stands in a snow-covered holding pen.

Hunter admits shooting mountain lion in Ray County

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 11, 2011

Conservation officials say no charges will be filed.

Firearms deer harvest tops 230,000

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 11, 2011

Youths posted a strong performance during their two-part deer season, checking the second-largest number of deer in the youth hunt’s 10-year history.

Photo of a family deer hunting

MDC offers rabbit hunting clinic for women

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 07, 2011

The clinic will consist of a one-day training session and guided hunt.

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 28

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 07, 2011

You can apply online for most of the hunts listed in the spring turkey hunting guide.

Attend January workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Jan 06, 2011

Landscape professionals and enthusiasts are invited to attend “Landscape Design with Missouri in Mind” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday, Jan. 28 or 29 at Mineral Area Community College, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills.

Master Naturalist chapter forming in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 06, 2011

Northwest Missourians have opportunity to help nature and education projects in region.

Ray County cattleman kills mountain lion

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 03, 2011

The 115-pound cat was a young male, which is consistent with the theory that Missouri mountain lions come from other states.

Photo of the Ray County mountain lion.

2010 a year of bold conservation initiatives

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 03, 2011

Under new leadership, the Missouri Department of Conservation tackled challenges old and new.

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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