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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)

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.

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.

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

Black bear study underway in Missouri

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 12, 2010

The study, which is being funded through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Restoration program with help from Safari Club International, will provide information about the movement patterns, population densities, habitat preferences and overall numbers of Missouri bears.

black bear standing on a slope in front of trees

MDC adds hunter ed course in Scott County

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 08, 2010

MDC adds Hunter Ed course at Sikeston Elks Lodge in Scott County.

Hunter Education

Landowner workshop to target deer management

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 08, 2010

Learn about improving habitat, monitoring deer herds, regulations, management challenges and cost-share programs available to landowners.

Gray Fox

Conservation Commission to meet Oct. 14 & 15 in Kirksville

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2010

Items on the agenda include a proposed elk-restoration plan.

Waterfowl reservations under two systems this year

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 06, 2010

Hunters at Eagle Bluffs, Grand Pass and Otter Slough Conservation Areas will test the new Quick Draw system starting Oct. 29.

Urban deer hunters reminded to Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 05, 2010

More than two dozen meat processors in the urban hunting
zone are ready to accept donated deer to feed hungry Missourians.

MDC publishes plan for elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 04, 2010

The plan includes measures to control population and property damage, as well as veterinary health protocols more stringent than Missouri requires for domestic animals or farmed elk.

Hundreds of items for sale in surplus property auction Oct. 16

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 04, 2010

Auction items include trucks, SUVs, cars, boats, trailers, motors and farm, office and home equipment of every description.

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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