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MDC, partners offer deer hunting clinic for youth with terminal, chronic illnesses

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 09, 2020
Apply by Oct. 23 for this free opportunity to connect with nature during Missouri’s youth deer season.
buck in woods

Butterflies are focus of MDC online program for kids on Sept. 15

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 09, 2020
Children can learn about the changes these colorful insects go through in their life cycles.
swallowtail on butterfly weed

MDC revises regulations regarding coyote hunting and invasive species control

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 08, 2020

Revised regulations will allow use of thermal imaging to hunt coyotes and control feral hogs on private property.

Coyote

MDC offers 2 beginning archery classes Sept. 12 at Rockwoods Reservation

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 08, 2020

Get a start in a lifetime sport that’s accessible to a wide range or ages and physical abilities.

Female archer

MDC will add hybrid sunfish to four Kansas City urban fishing lakes this autumn

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 08, 2020

Anglers will have a chance to catch large hybrid sunfish

A boy holds a sunfish

MDC offers beginner kayak clinics in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 08, 2020
Sign up to attend an introductory course on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.
beginner kayak training

Learn the basics of knife sharpening Sept. 12 at MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 08, 2020

A well-functioning knife is a vital companion in the field when hunting and fishing.

Three knives

Learn about pond life at Sept. 12 MDC program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 08, 2020

Participants will examine some of the creatures that live at Cape Girardeau Nature Center's 'Wood Duck Swamp.'

Wood Duck Swamp

Wildlife diets will be focus of Sept. 10 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2020

Participants can watch animals eat at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center during online event

Crickets

MDC sets proposed bear-hunting framework for future seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 04, 2020
Missourians asked to provide feedback Oct. 16-Nov. 14 on the proposed framework
black bear

MDC congratulates Jeff Churan on Master Conservationist Award

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 04, 2020
The former Conservation Commissioner is the 62nd recipient of the award.
Jeff Churan in Field

MDC offers a number of hunter education opportunities in southwest Missouri in coming weeks

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 04, 2020
Individuals needing hunter education have classroom and online options.
agent teaching hunter education to woman

Learn how to garden for hummingbirds at Sept. 11 MDC online program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2020
People can get tips on plants that provide good hummingbird habitat
hummingbird feeding on cardinal flowers

MDC offers a number of hunter education opportunities in upcoming weeks

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 04, 2020

Individuals needing hunter education have classroom and online options.

Agent with female hunter

Combine nature with art at Sept. 10 MDC rock painting program in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2020
Participants will have opportunities to get artsy with the outdoors.
paintbrushes

MDC unearths dark secrets of earthworms at free online program Sept. 11

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 03, 2020

Many people think of them as helpful little critters, but you might be surprised to learn they’re not so beneficial after all.

Common earthworm

MDC re-opens St. Joseph and Chillicothe office buildings

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 03, 2020
Buildings were closed as COVID-19 precautions
MDC color logo

Hone your nature journaling skills at virtual MDC program on Sept. 12

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 03, 2020
Learn how to express your creativity by becoming more observant of the outdoors.
nature journal

MDC offers alternative methods catfishing clinic Sept. 19 at Truman Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 03, 2020
Participants will learn about using trot lines and jug lines to catch catfish
boy at catfishing clinic

Learn about native prairies at virtual MDC program on Sept. 9

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 02, 2020

Get information about the native grasslands that once were abundant in Missouri and the remnant prairies that still exist today.

Diamond Grove Prairie

Learn about monarch butterflies at MDC virtual program on Sept. 9

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 02, 2020

Get information about the migration these colorful pollinators make each fall.

Monarch butterflies feed on flower

Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 01, 2020

Orders are being taken now through April 2021. Supplies are limited so order early.

Seedling Order Form

MDC, partners bring the ‘squeak’ back to Missouri through Brown-headed nuthatch reintroduction

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 01, 2020

Extirpated species makes exciting return to Missouri Ozarks.

A Brown-Headed Nuthatch in Missouri

MDC offers CWD sampling and encourages Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 31, 2020
Learn more from MDC’s 2020 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available where permits are sold and online.
2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet cover

Hancock excited to begin duties as MDC Conservation Educator in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Cape Girardeau native will work with schools in five counties.

Sally Hancock

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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