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MDC welcomes 11 new conservation agents

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 11, 2019
New agents join 179 others in helping to protect Missouri’s fish, forest, and wildlife.
Group photo of Agent Graduating Class 2019

Explore fall colors on Rockwoods Reservation's Lime Kiln Trail Oct. 26

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 11, 2019
Join MDC naturalists on a hike to discover the amazing autumn colors on one of Rockwoods Reservation’s most popular trails.
sugar maples showing fall color

MDC offers free quail management workshop Oct. 26 near Kingston

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 11, 2019
Workshop in Caldwell County will help property managers improve habitat for quail
single quail

MDC offers free quail management workshop Oct. 19 in Carroll County

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 11, 2019
Workshop near Bogard will help property managers improve habitat for quail
quail sitting on barbed wire

Cape Nature Center leads Cape LaCroix Creek Stream Team efforts

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 11, 2019
Despite the surrounding high population, macro-invertebrate surveys result in excellent ratings.
Naturalist Alex Holmes inventories macro-invertebrates

MDC approves contract for Henges Shooting Range bullet trap replacement

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 11, 2019
The old bullet trap will be removed and replaced with a new one, and several baffles will be replaced.
Henges Shooting Range

MDC gives Orchard Elementary fourth graders hands on training in tree planting

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 11, 2019
Students learned about the importance of trees and how to plant them.
kids delivering mulch in wheel barrow

MDC to host beginner fly fishing clinic Nov. 9 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Oct 10, 2019

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing course for ages 12+.

An MDC staff member instructs a woman on fly fishing techniques.

MDC holds youth duck hunting clinic Oct. 15, followed by two hunts at Busch Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 10, 2019

This free clinic with two hunt options offers the perfect way to give first-timers a start in duck hunting.

A brother and sister with their dog on a duck hunting trip.

MDC opens new target shooting range in Johnson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 10, 2019
New range is located at Perry Memorial Conservation Area near Knob Noster
view of new target shooting range at Ralph and Martha Perry Memorial Conservation Area north of Knob Noster.

MDC tapped superheroes on Oct. 5 to battle invasive species in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 08, 2019
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center visitors saw skits and exhibits at special event
Superman and Friends at BOW event

MDC invites public to explore Busch Conservation Area during fall hayride event Oct. 11

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 08, 2019

Experience this 7,000-acre wildlife area with an autumn tradition—and see parts of the area less-travelled.

Participants take a fall hayride through Busch Conservation Area.

MDC reminds folks that fall is a great time to plant trees

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2019
Also order tree and shrub seedlings from MDC for spring planting.
person watering a tree

MDC to host 33rd annual Poosey Conservation Area fall tour Oct. 20

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 07, 2019

Smokey Bear will be on hand to celebrate his 75th birthday and wise fire management

A line of vehicles take a fall driving tour through Poosey Conservation Area.

MDC offers free HOWLoween fun Oct. 18 at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2019
Connect with nature on an autumn night outdoors
People at 2018 HOWLoween at the Discovery Center

MDC to offer hunter education skills classes in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 07, 2019
New hunters can earn certification required for purchase of firearms hunting permits
teaching hunter education

MDC, CFM ask deer hunters to Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2019
Help feed hungry Missourians. Find participating STH processors online at mdc.mo.gov/share.
Share the Harvest packages of ground venison

MDC program to provide deer processing tips Oct. 26 near Alton

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 07, 2019
Free "Field to Freezer" program coming up at MDC's Andy Dalton Range.
two venison steaks on grill

MDC warns of nuisance black vultures at Bagnell Dam Access on Osage River

News from the region

Central
Oct 04, 2019
Area users should beware of potential damage to parked vehicles.
black vultures

Discover nature with MDC 2020 Natural Events Calendar

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 03, 2019
Calendar is $9 plus tax and includes stunning images and daily tips to discover nature.
Cover of 2020 Natural Events Calendar

Celebrate Owl-o-ween at Twin Pines Oct. 25

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 03, 2019
See barred, great horned and screech owls from Dickerson Park Zoo.
owl closeup

MDC still has ADA waterfowl-hunting blinds available

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 02, 2019
Call 573-522-0175 Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 15 and 16 to reserve ADA hunting blinds.
Cover of 2019-2020 Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest

Nominate citizen conservationists for Missouri Conservation Commission awards

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 02, 2019
Deadline to submit nominations is Dec. 9.
MDC logo

MDC invites public to learn about spiders on Oct. 8

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 02, 2019

Free program at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center will highlight these misunderstood arachnids.

A garden spider on a web.

MDC hosted Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 28 in Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 01, 2019
Cool weather gave event an autumn feel and kept fish biting for anglers
MDC staff person helps little girl with fishing equipment

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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