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Tagged bass can yield cash rewards for anglers

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 01, 2011

Anglers can get $25 or $75 for reporting tagged catches as part of MDC research study.

Bass Tag

MDC fish hatchery uses diverse trout species to control parasites

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 01, 2011

Maramec Spring Fish Hatchery is raising brook trout to protect rainbow trout from parasitic copepods.

Copepods in Gills

Infant or injured, the right place for wildlife is in the wild

News from the region

Statewide
May 31, 2011

Leave Bambi in the movies and wildlife in the wild. Trying to rescue orphaned or injured wildlife can actually hurt them.

baby fawn

Memorial Day Salute from MDC

News from the region

Statewide
May 27, 2011

Black bass season opens May 28 for Ozark Streams

News from the region

Statewide
May 26, 2011

Limits and other regulations vary by body of water.

Left to right: largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass

Canines for tines, hunting dogs that retrieve shed antlers

News from the region

Kansas City
May 26, 2011

The five-month-old dog is well on the way to being a successful hunting companion for those who enjoy finding shed antlers.

Antler Retrieving Dog

Squirrel season opens May 28

News from the region

Statewide
May 26, 2011

Bag limit is 10 and possession limit is 20.

gray squirrel

Judge imposes maximum fine in zebra mussel case

News from the region

Statewide
May 25, 2011

Sentence highlights personal responsibility for negligent introductions.

Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake

Explore conservation areas on National Trails Day

News from the region

Statewide
May 25, 2011

Discover nature by exploring some of the 700-plus miles of foot, bicycle and equestrian trails on conservation areas.

Quail conservationists unite at Missouri Bobwhite Quail Summit

News from the region

Statewide
May 23, 2011

June 16 seminar seeks to improve quail and small-game population by educating landowners.

Photo of male northern bobwhite

Let MDC help you discover nature through a summer "staycation"

News from the region

Statewide
May 23, 2011

Online Conservation Atlas can help you plan Missouri outdoor adventures.

Record fish a reminder of unwanted “successes”

News from the region

Statewide
May 23, 2011

106-pound fish was never supposed to swim free in Missouri.

Photo of Gene Swope and grandsons with record bighead carp

Missouri sends 286 students to national archery tournament

News from the region

Statewide
May 20, 2011

Skyler Price of Maries R-2 and Katie Nordstrom of Willard High School earn top honors.

Photo of students at national archery in the schools tournament.

June 2011 Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda

News from the region

Statewide
May 20, 2011

Outdoor adventure day for people with disabilities reels in the smiles

News from the region

Kansas City
May 19, 2011
Darla Hart Fishing

Discover outdoor fun at WOW St. Louis June 4-5

News from the region

St. Louis
May 19, 2011

Where can a family get way for a weekend of fun with meals and overnight accommodations included for just $25? WOW St. Louis in Forest Park June 4-5.

Largemounth bass study underway at Table Rock

News from the region

Southwest
May 19, 2011

Anglers who catch tagged fish should contact the MDC.

largemouth bass

Mushroom expert to speak at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
May 13, 2011

Move over morels. Many different edible wild mushroom species grow in the woodlands, and author Maxine Stone can help you tell the difference between tasty versus deadly.

common morels growing on forest floor

Master Naturalist training program coming up in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
May 13, 2011

Interested in learning more about nature and teaching others or conducting service projects? Become a Master Naturalist.

Wildlife Will Survive Flood Conditions

News from the region

Southeast
May 11, 2011

With current flood conditions in southeast Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to leave wildlife on levees and other high areas alone.

Wings Over Weston event showcases birds and birding

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
May 11, 2011
Hooded Warbler

MDC offers mountain lion safety tips

News from the region

Statewide
May 11, 2011

Though sightings are extremely rare, Missourians who travel to states with thriving cougar populations can benefit from these hints.

MDC confirms mountain lion report in Macon County

News from the region

Statewide
May 11, 2011

Photos of tracks convince the Mountain Lion Response Team.

Closeup photo of cougar tracks in mud and measuring tape to show scale

Spring turkey harvest down 9.3 percent

News from the region

Statewide
May 10, 2011

Wet, windy weather plagued hunters throughout much of the season.

Elk return to Missouri after 150-year absence

News from the region

Statewide
May 05, 2011

The hills around Peck Ranch Conservation Area once again will echo with the bugles of bull elk.

Elk depart truck on arrival in Missouri

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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