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Prairie chickens make new stand at Wah’Kon-Tah

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 12, 2011

Kansas-born prairie chickens step cautiously onto Missouri soil bearing radio transmitters and biologists’ hopes for this endangered icon.

Photo of Prairie Chicken Release

Young turkey hunters post another good harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2011

This year’s weather and the youth turkey harvest were nearly identical to last year’s.

Young turkey hunter with gobbler

Missouri’s first group of restored elk scheduled to arrive April 30

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2011

Public viewing will be prohibited at first to help assure the safety of the confined elk.

Bull elk standing in tall grass

MDC offers turkey hunting safety tips

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 08, 2011

Turkey hunting is getting safer, thanks to the efforts of volunteer hunter-education instructors.

Help bash trash from Cape LaCroix Creek April 16

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 07, 2011

Schools trash litter through No MOre Trash! contest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 06, 2011

Boys & Girls Club of Sedalia Middle School wins grand prize.

Trashcan Contest 2011 Grade 3-5 Winner and Grand Prize Winner

MDC holding landowner workshop at Powder Valley April 9

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 04, 2011

A healthy forest filled with songbirds, turkey and deer... coveys of quail exchanging calls in an open field... ponds rich with a diversity of fish... With proper management techniques, private landowners can achieve these goals on their land.

Missouri still turkey-rich despite tough breaks

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 01, 2011

This year’s spring turkey hunting forecast includes a couple of bright spots.

Turkey

Henges Range to reopen April 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2011

Action Target recently completed adjustments to the new bullet trap at the rifle/pistol range that required the range to be shut down from March 26 to March 31.

Springfield Nature Center premiers film on children and nature

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 31, 2011

April 5 film premier focuses on benefits of connecting children with nature.

father and son watching animals through a telephoto lens

Pick up litter in St. Charles as part of annual Trash Bash

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2011

The event is part of Missouri's annual Trash Bash in April to spread awareness of the state's litter problem and work toward a litter-free state. The initiative is sponsored by MDC and MoDOT as part of the ongoing No MOre Trash! campaign.

Help cleanup the Blue River this Saturday

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 30, 2011

Annual Project Blue River Rescue April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon with headquarters at the Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., in Kansas City.

Waterfowl workshops coming up at Squaw Creek and Chillicothe

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 30, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding workshops around the state to gather hunter ideas about the timing of duck season and where waterfowl hunting zone boundaries should be located.

Duck Hunting

Spring serves walleye on the rocks

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Mar 30, 2011

A toothy fish with glassy eyes is about to tempt anglers who don’t mind hopping from rock to rock in the dark.

walleye

Enjoy Nature is Art event at Runge Nature Center April 16

News from the region

Central
Mar 29, 2011

Free family fun will include art demonstrations, activities, concert and lunch.

Landowners invited to forest and wildlife workshop April 16

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Central
Mar 29, 2011

Event will be held on Haag property on Hwy 94 between Portland and Bluffton.

Women invited to Discover Nature through MDC workshop June 3-5

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 29, 2011

The Discover Nature Women Summer Workshop at Windermere Conference Center gives women a fun, safe way to learn outdoor skills.

DNA tests shed light on cougar, wolf sightings

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 28, 2011

Results confirm ties to mountain lions from South Dakota and timber wolves from the Great Lakes states.

Help Bash Trash in April

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 25, 2011

The annual Trash Bash is an annual event sponsored by the Missouri Departments of Conservation (MDC) and Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! campaign. During the entire month of April, efforts are aimed at getting people to clean up litter all across Missouri from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams and other places.

photo of Peanut the red-eared slider turtle

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Oregon County

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 25, 2011

DNA testing of hair left on a fence positively identifies a cougar.

MDC to hold open house on proposed striped bass plan for Bull Shoals

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 18, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an open house on Tuesday, March 29, in Forsyth to discuss its proposed striped-bass management plan for Bull Shoals Lake. The open house will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Taney Center, located approximately two miles east of Forsyth on U.S. 160.

Striped Bass

Prescribed burn workshop offered in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 18, 2011

Workshop will include demo burn.

MDC to host waterfowl workshops in Nevada and Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Northeast
Mar 18, 2011

MDC waterfowl public meetings coming up in Joplin and Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 18, 2011

People of all ages warm up to watery places at Wetlands for Kids Day

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 18, 2011

Annual Wetlands for Kids Day will be on April 2 at the MDC August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles.

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MDC Media Staff

Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
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