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Youth turkey hunting event planned in Warrensburg

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 12, 2011

Register by Aug. 22 for Aug. 27 event.

turkey calling

Big catfish roam in lightly fished streams

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 12, 2011

Anglers willing to do some paddling can enjoy a solitary experience and the chance to catch a trophy catfish.

flathead catfish

Mountain lion photographed in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 12, 2011

A landowner’s trail camera has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Shannon County.

Trail camera photo of mountain lion at night, Shannon County

Access to Busch CA and range detoured by MoDOT work on Route D

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 11, 2011

MoDOT road work to shut down Highway 94 access to Busch CA and range. Both still accessible via detours.

Conservation Department provides funds to help Silex firefighters

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 11, 2011

Bowhunting 101 course offers expert tips without the cost

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 10, 2011

Bowhunters of every skill level are invited to free Bowhunting 101 on Sept. 10 at Maintz Wildlife Area Archery Range from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

KC-area timber cutter honored for sustainable practices

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 10, 2011

Tree-harvest methods that promote healthy, sustainable forests recently earned Travis Yake the 2011 Kansas City Regional Logger Award.

Photo of Kansas City Region 2011 Logger of the Year, Travis Yake

Applications open Sept. 1 for waterfowl hunting reservations

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 05, 2011

Applications for Grand Pass, Eagle Bluffs and Otter Slough will be handled under Quick Draw again this year.

MDC offers free landowner workshop on deer management

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Aug 04, 2011

Free workshop will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Smithville Lake Litton Visitors Center.

Join the Hummingbird Celebration at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 03, 2011

Free public event on Aug. 20 will run from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

girl with hummingbird

Powder Valley gears up for hunting seasons with free workshop

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 29, 2011

Attend free hunting workshop on Aug. 20

hunting

Missourians invited to discover nature with MDC at State Fair Aug. 11-21

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 29, 2011

Visit the Conservation Pavilion for live demonstrations, displays and more.

Brown patches in trees may be result of cicadas, scale insects

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 29, 2011

Egg-laying and feeding behavior of these insects damages individual tree branches.

Branch flagging on chinquapin oak

NWTF provides three Crawford County schools money for archery program

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 21, 2011

Thanks to the generosity of the National Wild Turkey Federation, countless Sullivan and Cuba youths will find aim through the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP).

NWTF MoNASP Grant Schools

Apple Creek Shooting Range closes July 23-24 for weekend search

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 21, 2011

Temporary closure in cooperation with County Sheriff’s Department as they search for information regarding the case of a missing Jackson woman.

MDC presents Master Conservationist award to Bill Crawford

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 21, 2011

Former chief of wildlife research honored for 70 years of conservation work.

Master Conservationist Bill Crawford

Gov. Nixon appoints St. Louisan to Conservation Commission

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 14, 2011

Jim Blair is an ardent conservationist and has been active in several conservation groups including Ducks Unlimited and Conservation Federation of Missouri.

James T. Blair IV

Public invited to fish MDC's Duck Creek CA ponds before drained for renovations

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Jul 13, 2011

Anglers can salvage fish from ponds and immediate spillways effective immediately until Aug. 15.

MDC’s Soulard Access in Marion County Temporarily Closed

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Jul 13, 2011

Marion County Conservation Area inaccessible due to damage from flooding and high winds.

MDC to co-host free fishing clinic Aug. 20 at Little River Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 13, 2011

Event will help children and adults discover nature in a fun new way.

fishing rod and reel

MDC-sponsored shooting team breaks clays to help rebuild Joplin

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 13, 2011

MDC-sponsored Team Henges recently raised $1,107 to aid Joplin tornado relief efforts.

Team Henges

MDC and Missouri FFA partner for responsible future landowners

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 12, 2011

Conservation program at FFA Leadership Camp reaches 1,200 students from around the state.

FFA Leadership Camp

Powder Valley Nature Center to feature outdoor family movie night

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2011

As part of its year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Powder Valley will feature a special outside showing of Fly Away Home on Friday, July 15, 8- 10 p.m.

Discover Nature

Columbia to host national trappers’ convention Aug. 4–7

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 07, 2011

National Fur Trappers Association’s 52nd annual convention will be held in Columbia Aug. 4 through 7.

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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