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MDC seeks public input for Fountain Grove Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 01, 2018
Public can comment in November on plans for wetland-oriented area
Waterfowl at Fountain Grove

MDC and partners eliminate more than 7,300 feral hogs from Missouri’s landscape in 2018 so far

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 01, 2018
Experts maintain trapping whole sounders is the most effective method in feral hog removal.
Three feral hogs in trap

Hunters check 2,169 turkeys during Missouri's fall firearms turkey season

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 01, 2018

Top harvest counties were Greene with 57, Henry with 48, and Laclede with 47.

Turkeys in a field.

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures Nov. 2-4

News from the region

Central
Nov 01, 2018
Trails will close for three days to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.
Runge Sign

MDC stocks trout for winter fishing around the state

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 01, 2018
MDC staff have stocked more than 70,000 rainbow trout in urban-area lakes around the state for winter trout fishing.
rainbow trout in hand

Archers post impressive scores at Mark Twain Lake MoNASP tournament

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 31, 2018
MoNASP schools should plan for this tournament at state-of-the-art archery park again next fall.
Group pic of MoNASP archery tournament at Mark Twain Lake

Young deer hunters harvest 13,500+ during early youth portion

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 29, 2018

Top counties for the early youth hunt were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin with 263.

Allison with her deer.

MDC honors former director with renaming of Twin Pines education building

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 29, 2018

Director Jerry Presley guided MDC after the Design for Conservation period.

Jerry Presley

MDC conservation agent earns national recognition

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 29, 2018

Andy Barnes is SEAFWA's Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Lawrence County Conservation Agent Andy Barnes receiving award.

Bridge being put in at MDC's Lead Mine Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 26, 2018

Single-span bridge will help people and wildlife at MDC public use area in Dallas County.

Concrete slab at Lead Mine CA.

Legend of Conservation Ding Darling visits MDC Runge Nature Center Oct. 27

News from the region

Central
Oct 26, 2018

Explore roots of conservation in Missouri and the U.S. with presentation from Ding Darling interpreter.

Ding Darling cartoon work

MDC to cut ribbon on new archery range in Memphis Oct. 31

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 26, 2018

Grant funds helped create new archery range at Memphis Reservoir.

Someone shooting a bow.

MDC seeks information on elk calf poached weeks after birth

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 25, 2018

Anyone with information that could help with the investigation are encouraged to call the OGT hotline at 1-800-392-1111.

Poached Elk Calf

MDC reports deer tests positive for CWD in Oregon County

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 25, 2018

This is the first deer found dead in Missouri that has tested positive for CWD.

MDC's Logo

MDC invites volunteers to help remove invasive bush honeysuckle from O’Fallon Park this Saturday

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 24, 2018

Join the O’Fallon Park Honey Suckle Sweep and help beautify one of St. Louis historic parks.

Lady helping remove bush honeysuckle

Texas County man receives Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor award

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 23, 2018

MDC recognizes Michael Kane’s long-standing volunteer service to the region.

Michael Kane receiving his award.

Powder Valley Nature Center to close Nov. 3-5 for managed deer hunt

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 23, 2018

Managed hunt is being used as a tool to help keep deer numbers at a healthy level.

Whitetail deer.

MDC foresters say southeast Missouri fall color is crawling in

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 23, 2018

Some yellow hues appeared early while many trees are still green.

Beautiful yellow foliage

Lowell Mohler to be honored Nov. 2 at MDC area in Holt County

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 22, 2018

Wetland unit at the Bob Brown Conservation area to be renamed for former Missouri conservation commissioner

Lowell Mohler

MDC offers Halloween fun Oct. 26 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 22, 2018

Special event will feature nature program and crafts for kids

spider

MDC hosted 32nd annual Poosey fall driving tour on Oct. 21

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 22, 2018

Autumn colors and hills featured at Poosey Conservation Area in Livingston County

Cars driving on the fall tour at Poosey CA

MDC's Andy Dalton Range manager wins national award

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 19, 2018

Mike Brooks honored for work with Hunting Incident Investigation Academy.

Mike Brooks with his national award.

Join MDC for Facebook Live session “Ask an Agent” Oct. 31

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 18, 2018

Go to facebook.com/moconservation/ Oct. 31 at noon and ask an agent a question.

Randy Doman and Dean Harre.

MDC foresters say fall color is variable in west Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 18, 2018

Some yellow hues appeared early and many trees are still green.

Colorful trees

MDC invites public to tree pruning workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 17, 2018
Free November events to focus on tool selection and methods.
dormant tree

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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) 815-7901
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
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