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Fall firearms turkey harvest down 29 percent

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 04, 2010

The Conservation Department attributes the smaller harvest to a decline in hunter participation.

Wildfire danger high in west central Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 03, 2010

MDC urges people to refrain from burning leaves and trash outdoors and to report any suspicious activity that might be connected with arson fires.

Huntin’ Camp is Friday

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 03, 2010

Huntin’ Camp is designed to help new and experienced hunters improve their skills.

Youth deer harvest holds steady

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 02, 2010

Young guns posted the third-largest harvest in the early youth hunt’s 10-year history.

Motorists should be alert for deer

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2010

Chances for deer darting in front of fast-moving vehicles increases in November, so drivers should be extra alert to avoid accidents.

Photo of deer on the side of the road

Swope Park added to KC urban deer hunt sites

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 01, 2010

For the first time, a portion of Swope Park will be included in the managed archery hunts for whitetail deer at Kansas City parks.

2010 Logger of the Year’s work is “light on the land”

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 29, 2010

Matt L’Heureux’s reputation for low-impact logging earned him three nominations for the state’s top timber-harvesting honor.

2010 Logger of the Year Award winner Matt L'Heureux

Redings Mill gains national attention for wildfire plan

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2010

A rural fire protection district in southwest Missouri has earned national recognition for its wildfire protection practices.

MDC needs hunter help with CWD surveillance Nov. 13-14

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 28, 2010

MDC asks hunters who harvest deer in six north-central Missouri counties during opening weekend of firearms deer season to submit samples for CWD testing.

CWD hunter sampling locations

Offsetting factors expected to hold deer harvest steady

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 27, 2010

Acorn availability, crop harvest, the four-point rule and population shifts caused by last year’s harvest and hemorrhagic disease all will affect the final tally from this year’s November firearms deer hunt.

Photo of a family deer hunting

Vandals cause thousands in damage at Busch Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 22, 2010

Vandals wreaked havoc at a popular St. Charles County Conservation Area over the weekend, costing Missouri taxpayers thousands of dollars and depriving thousands of St. Louis area archery enthusiasts of a much-used practice facility.

Shortnose gar may earn St. Joe angler world record

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 22, 2010

Patience with a fish most anglers ignore put George Pittman Sr. on track to be considered a world record holder by the International Game Fish Association.

photo of man with record shortnose gar

MDC completes wetland enhancement projects at Otter Slough

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 22, 2010

The MDC recently completed work on 80-acres of wetland units at Otter Slough Conservation Area to improve habitat diversity, provide hunting opportunities and reduce maintenance needs.

Winter rainbow trout fishing at Jackson’s Rotary Lake starts Nov. 1

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 21, 2010

1,900 trout and a number of ‘lunkers’ will be stocked in Jackson’s Rotary Lake prior to the opener.

October 2010 Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 19, 2010

Conservation Action minutes for October 14-15 2010.

Still time to register for woody biomass conference in Jeff City

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 19, 2010

“Challenges of Producing Energy from Woody Biomass” at the Runge Conservation Nature Center on Friday, Oct. 22

Conservation commission approves elk restoration plan

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 15, 2010

The elk restoration plan is consistent with the Agency’s rich history of successful management and restoration of fish, forest and wildlife for the people of Missouri

Bull elk standing in tall grass

Keep feeders out for late autumn hummingbirds

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 15, 2010

Spot a hummingbird at a feeder from now into winter, call 816-655-6250, ext. 246, or send an e-mail to larry.rizzo@mdc.mo.gov.

hummingbird

Wildlife art on display at Discovery Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 14, 2010

Winning entries from 2010 Missouri Junior Duck Stamp artwork contest on display at Discovery Center.

Avoid live carp as bait to protect lakes

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 14, 2010

Invaders that could harm sport fishing and injure boaters are lurking below dams at Missouri reservoirs. Extra care by anglers is needed to keep them at bay.

Invasive carp laid on its side (bottom) next to a native gizzard shad (top)

Missouri's urban deer harvest down

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 13, 2010

Warm weather seems most likely reason for the 53-percent decrease.

2010 duck season promises plentiful ducks, generous limits, spotty habitat

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 13, 2010

An investment of time and shoe-leather could pay special dividends this year.

Anglers asked to help halt hazardous fish

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 12, 2010
Invasive carp laid on its side (bottom) next to a native gizzard shad (top)

Fly fishing film tour coming to Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 12, 2010

Fly Fishing Film Tour stops at Springfield Conservation Nature Center on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Women's archery program offered near Neosho

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 12, 2010

“Discover Nature – Women; Introduction to Archery” program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Fort Crowder Conservation Area

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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