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Discover nature at Runge Nature Center with exhibit by Missouri artist Pen Brady

News from the region

Central
Jul 09, 2012
Pen Brady Butterfly Art

Water shade trees to avoid drought stress

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 09, 2012

Fish kills could be a continuing summer theme

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 06, 2012

July 13 dedication of new MDC central regional office to honor E. Sydney Stephens

News from the region

Central
Jul 03, 2012
E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center

MDC considering striper stocking

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 29, 2012

Additional feedback from anglers, plus biological data, will determine the future of the increasingly popular fishery at Bull Shoals Lake.

MDC issues immediate FIRE BAN on all conservation areas

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 29, 2012

Extreme dry conditions increase threat of wildfire so prevention is critical.

MDC hosts Discover Nature field day for KC Boys & Girls Clubs

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 29, 2012
Discover Nature field fun at James A. Reed

American burying beetle restoration results in grubs

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 27, 2012

27 of 39 sites checked had larvae, so beetles are reproducing as hoped.

Rockwoods Range Conservatoin Area sign

Cast your vote for MDC photo contest submissions

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 25, 2012

Vote at mdc.mo.gov/node/16689

Managed deer hunt applications open July 1, close Aug. 15

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 25, 2012

Find hunt dates, locations and other details at mdc.mo.gov/node/8712 starting July 1.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

Be careful with fireworks to prevent wildfires

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 25, 2012

Follow common-sense precautions to protect lives, property and Missouri’s precious forests, fish and wildlife from wildfires.

MDC staff gather gaggles of geese in Cape Girardeau for banding

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 22, 2012

Information from bands is used in management of Canada geese.

Goose Banding in Cape Girardeau with Kids

“Frog days” of summer begin at sunset June 30

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 20, 2012

Put down the blackberry bucket and pick up a frog gig.

American Bullfrog

Disease caused carp die off at Blue Springs Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 20, 2012

Blue Springs Lake remains safe for fishing, boating and swimming.

common carp

MDC opens gate on second elk cohort

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 20, 2012

This year’s crop of elk increased by 10 before even leaving the pen.

2012 elk cow with calf in holding pen

Discover nature with MDC frogging clinic in Sweet Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Jun 18, 2012

Enjoy family fun at frogging clinic on July 20 at Blind Pony Hatchery.

American Bullfrog

Discover nature in Hannibal with MDC catfish camp

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 18, 2012

Free two-day catfish camp Aug. 25-26 is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors together.

flathead catfish

Goose roundup at Smithville Lake has ties to conservation history

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 18, 2012
Goose Roundup at Smithville Lake

Crayfish Regulation Discussions Continue

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 15, 2012

Conservation officials will use the time to address concerns of bait shops and fish farms.

large green and rusty-brown grayfish

Upper Mississippi Duck Blind Drawing July 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 13, 2012
Duck Hunting

MDC and DU team up to celebrate 75 years with Wetlands Fun Day

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 12, 2012

Discover nature at 75th Anniversary Celebration and Wetlands Fun Day on June 30 at B.K. Leach Conservation Area near Elsberry in Lincoln County.

No Boundaries fishing day a success at Longview Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 11, 2012
No Boundaries Fishing Day group at Longview Lake

Endangered American burying beetles return to Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 11, 2012

In June 2012, Bob Merz and a group of conservation organizations reintroduced zoo-bred endangered American burying beetles to Missouri's Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie.

American Burying Beetle Release by Bob Merz

Free fishing on Saturday at Bass Pro in Columbia.

News from the region

Central
Jun 07, 2012

Enjoy Free Fishing Days at Bass Pro.

Fish kill among carp at Blue Springs Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 06, 2012

The carp losses could benefit the other sport fish in the lake that compete for food and habitat.

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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
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(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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