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Busch Shooting Range temporarily closing for repairs

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 23, 2010

The rifle and pistol range at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area will be closed from Monday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Sept. 2 for repairs.

MDC offers wingshooting workshops for game-bird hunters

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 23, 2010

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer free workshops throughout the state to help migratory and upland game-bird hunters improve their shooting skills, especially with non-toxic shot.

MDC’s Kyle Lairmore receives State Employee Award of Distinction

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 20, 2010

Governor recognizes MDC Private Land Conservationist for outstanding public service.

Kyle Lairmore

August 2010 Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 20, 2010

MDC’s Sedalia Office Earns EPA ENERGY STAR® award

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 20, 2010

MDC Sedalia facility joins MDC Kirksville office and 27 other office buildings in Missouri recognized for environmental stewardship through energy efficiency.

Sedalia Office

Conservation Commission approves appeal of Ripley County judgment

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 20, 2010

Department plans appeal over three deer hunting regulations.

Conservation Commission approves contract for Eminence City Park

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 20, 2010

Community assistance project will provide improved boating and fishing access.

Doves, places to hunt them plentiful in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 17, 2010

The Conservation Department manages fields especially for doves and hunters. The birds get credit for their own abundance.

August 2010 Conservation Commission Meeting Tentative Agenda

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 12, 2010

The tentative agenda for the August 2010 Conservation Commission meeting.

Act now to avoid hunter education rush

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 11, 2010

Hunting season is near, and classes fill up early.

Dove season brings changes to Maintz Wildlife Preserve

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 10, 2010

More sunflowers added to attract doves and allow hunters more room. Hunting hours changing to give doves break and extend hunt.

MDC to hold “open house” meetings on potential elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 06, 2010

MDC will hold "open house" public meetings Aug. 23, 24 and 26 in counties around restoration zone and is seeking public comment.

MDC to destroy zebra mussels found in Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 05, 2010

Treatment of cove is scheduled for Aug. 10.

Share the Harvest donations top 2 million pounds

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 05, 2010

Last year alone, hunters donated 100,000 pounds of lean red meat for the needy

A hunter offers a bag of venison to a food pantry worker

Seminars to focus on walnut tree disease

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 04, 2010

MDC offering seminars on thousand canker disease that kills walnut trees.

MDC’s Kirksville Office Earns EPA ENERGY STAR® award

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 04, 2010

MDC facility joins 27 other office buildings in Missouri recognized for environmental stewardship through energy efficiency. Other MDC facilities pursuing energy conservation.

MDC Northeast Regional Office

Landowner info meetings offered for CRP general sign-up

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 02, 2010

Learn how to increase wildlife values and chances for enrollment at meetings Aug. 9 – 19 in Columbia, St. Louis, Kirksville, Cameron, Cass County, Cape Girardeau and Dexter.

Conservation Fair Building Celebrates Anniversary

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 29, 2010

Since it opened its doors in 1960, the Conservation building at the Ozark Empire Fair has become a popular stop. That half-century of popularity will be honored in a special ceremony on the opening day of this year’s fair.

Endangered fish helps local bridge project

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 29, 2010

A rare fish in need of better habitat and a Dallas County road in need of a better bridge have become entwined in a unique project that will benefit both.

Hummingbird Celebration to be held at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 29, 2010

It’s time for the annual Hummingbird Celebration at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center on Saturday, August 21.

It's raining records!

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 27, 2010

Closing the Missouri River to commercial harvest of catfish is paying hefty dividends.

UPDATE - St. Louis area angler catches 130-pound blue catfish, breaks state and world records

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 22, 2010

It’s not every day you go out to fish on the waters of the Missouri River and come back swimming in a media frenzy. Of course it could happen if, like Greg Bernal, you manage to topple a Missouri state — and quite probably a world —record.

Greg Bernal with 130-pound blue catfish

Florissant angler nets new official state record blue catfish, with world record pending

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 21, 2010

New state pole-and-line record blue catfish caught, world record probable.

Greg Bernal with 130-pound blue catfish

New division chiefs named for MDC

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 21, 2010

Six staff promoted to key leadership positions as a result of retirements.

New MDC Division Chiefs

Ozark Regional Award Goes to Winona Logger

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 21, 2010

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently named Woody Haynes of Winona as the Ozark Regional Logger of the Year for 2010.

Logger of the Year - Ozark Region

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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