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MDC closes boat slide at Humphrey Access in Platte County

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 06, 2020
Slide was damaged by flood waters
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MDC teams up with World Bird Sanctuary to present two live Raptor Basics events this fall

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 05, 2020
Meet birds of prey in person at these free Nov. 15 and Dec. 12 events.
World Bird Sanctuary person with bald eagle

MDC reminds hunters not to bait deer

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 05, 2020

State's baiting regulations based on ethical and biological principles.

Group of white tailed deer

MDC invites first-time youth deer hunters to free mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 05, 2020

Youth ages 7-15 who have never Telechecked a deer may register to attend this hunt.

Youth deer hunter and mentor

MDC closes Truman Access on the Mississippi until further notice to mitigate flood damage

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 05, 2020

MDC is working with natural flooding cycles to eventually build up and stabilize the access.

Truman Access map

Honor Missouri conservationists with MDC awards

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 04, 2020
Nominations open for Master Conservationist Award and Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame.
Cathy and Tom Aley

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces November programs

News from the region

Central
Nov 03, 2020

FREE public programs include outdoor and virtual events to ensure public safety.

Two boys take a night hike with lanterns

Powder Valley Nature Center to close Nov. 7-9 for managed deer hunt

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 03, 2020

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

White tail deer close up

MDC closes kids fishing pond at Lost Valley Fish Hatchery for winter

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 03, 2020
Kids fishing pond currently scheduled to reopen in March
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Young hunters harvest 15,591 deer during early youth portion

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 02, 2020

Top counties include Franklin, Howell, and Osage.

Tony Peters poses with a buck he harvested during a mentored hunt in Putnam County.

Mississippi Lime donates over 2,000 pounds of venison through MDC’s Share the Harvest

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 02, 2020

The packaged venison is given to local food banks and food pantries for distribution.

Paul Arnold and Rob Sulkowski

MDC and city of Belton add Cleveland Lake to winter trout fishing waters

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 02, 2020

Belton partners with MDC's Community Assistance Program for urban fishing lakes

Rainbow trout in hands

Missouri hunters check 2,127 birds during fall firearms turkey season

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 02, 2020
Top harvest counties: Greene with 70 birds harvested, Maries with 58, and Franklin with 55.
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MDC provides drop-off sites in northwest region to aid hunters in voluntary CWD testing

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 02, 2020
Hunters can have deer tested for CWD for free by following procedures
voluntary CWD drop-off testing station

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures Nov. 6–8

News from the region

Central
Oct 30, 2020
Trails will close for three days to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.
archery equipment

MDC provides drop-off sites in Southeast region to aid hunters in voluntary CWD testing

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 29, 2020

Deer drop-off locations are in Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, and Jefferson counties.

CWD testing drop-off

MDC and Trenton High School students partner for pollinators

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 29, 2020

Native wildflowers and grasses planted at the high school

Trenton High School students plant wildflowers for pollinators

MDC shares important information for deer hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 29, 2020
Learn about deer numbers, seasons, landowner permits, sampling and testing for chronic wasting disease, Share The Harvest, and more.
2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet cover

MDC stocking rainbow trout in St. Louis area lakes starting in November

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 29, 2020

Great trout fishing opportunities are just minutes away for many St. Louis area residents this winter, including a shot at 10lb lunkers.

Rainbow trout stocking at a St. Louis lake

MDC finds first case of CWD in Pulaski County

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 28, 2020
MDC is offering statewide voluntary CWD sampling and testing of harvested deer during the entire deer season at locations throughout the state.
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MDC reminds young hunters early youth deer firearms season begins Oct. 31

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 28, 2020

The early portion of youth firearms deer season runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 1

Troy Fox with Meredithe Greene and Troy Pollard

MDC warns against baiting deer in St. Louis region

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 28, 2020
Spreading feed to attract deer for hunting violates the law, ethics, and increases the risk of disease among deer.
doe eating from baited corn pile

MDC to offer virtual tree pruning workshop on Nov. 12

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2020

Free program will provide tips on the proper techniques and tools to use.

Pruning shears

MDC to stock nearly 7,000 rainbow trout during first week of Nov.

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 28, 2020

Mark your calendar for this year’s winter trout fishing program.

Stocked rainbow trout

MDC offers autumn tips for native plant gardens

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 27, 2020
Prepare for next spring and help beneficial insects this winter
two women in native plant garden

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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