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MDC invites public to crappie seminar in Springfield March 12

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Free program at Springfield Nature Center offers tips for hooking this popular fish.
crappie on hook

MDC offers Hunter Education skills sessions at Twin Pines March 9 and 21

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 01, 2019
Attendees must complete the knowledge portion in advance.
woman shows girl how to shoot

MDC invites community conservation planners to workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Free workshop in Springfield has information on how conservation benefits urban landscapes.
native flowers in urban area

MDC reschedules purple martin program for March 9

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 01, 2019
Forecast of bad weather forces postponement of March 2 event at Springfield Nature Center.
purple martin on martin house

MDC offers free Naturescaping Workshop March 16 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 01, 2019
Native plant sale open to all visitors will follow the workshop at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
dad and daughter looking flowers

Twin Pines hosts birding expert Cindy Bridges at Greer Crossing April 6

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 01, 2019
Hike and learn bird identification tips along the Eleven Point River from 9 to 11 a.m.
Kentucky warbler

MDC names David Peters of Morse Mill as St. Louis Regional Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 01, 2019
David Peters was recently presented with the 2018 MDC Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year award in the St. Louis Region.
David Peters (left) is presented with the 2018 HED MDC Volunteer Instructor of the Year for the St. Louis Region Award by MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Conrad Mallady

MDC and partners welcome author Larry Weaner during native landscaping events March 29-30 at Danforth Plant Science Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 28, 2019
Homeowners can discover the advantages of native landscaping and see a renown native landscaping author.
woman looking at coneflowers

MDC invites public to State Forest Nursery open house April 6

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 28, 2019
Tour the nursery and learn about Missouri’s native trees and plants.
State Nursery Staff Planting Seedlings

Get new MDC booklets for spring turkey hunting, fishing, hunting and trapping, and the Wildlife Code

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 27, 2019
Get more information on MDC offerings at mdc.mo.gov.
2019 Spring Turkey Booklet Cover

MDC awaits solution from contractor to resolve bullet trap issues at Jay Henges Rifle/Pistol Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 27, 2019
The range remains closed pending a satisfactory resolution from the contractor, Action Target.
structural plates of bullet trap on Jay Henges Rifle/Pistol Range

MDC offers free spring turkey hunting classes in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 27, 2019
Participants will learn basics of how to hunt wild turkeys
two tom turkeys

Learn how to help purple martins at Busch Conservation Area March 2

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 26, 2019
This free program will show participants how they can establish backyard purple martin colonies.
purple martin on martin house

MDC announces regulation change for crappie fishing at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 26, 2019
New length and possession regulation is effective March 1
two crappie on measuring board

MDC offers free paddlefish snagging clinic at Warsaw April 13

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2019

Registration for clinic begins on March 5

Paddlefish snagging

Neosho angler catches state-record brown trout

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 25, 2019

MDC congratulates Paul Crews on breaking the state record by catching a 34-pound, 10-ounce brown trout on Lake Taneycomo.

Paul Crews' state-record brown trout.

Rifle range portion of MDC's Lake City Shooting Range near Buckner will close March 11 for improvements

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2019

The pistol, trap, skeet, and archery ranges will remain open at Lake City during the project

Lake City Shooting Range

Missouri Conservation Commission approves crappie regulation change at Wappapello Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 22, 2019
The new regulation is effective March 1.
two MDC staff in boat each hold two crappie

Interference with feral hog trapping sites costs trappers time, taxpayers money

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 21, 2019
Multi-agency feral hog trapping team reports repeated trespassing, vandalism issues.
hog dogger lifting dog out of feral-hog trap

MDC’s Busch Shooting Range offers class for first time and novice shooters Feb. 26

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 21, 2019
This free class will be an excellent introduction to rifle, handgun and shotgun shooting sports.
man shooting rifle at Busch Range

MDC workshop has tips on caring for trees after ice storm

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 21, 2019
Free workshop is scheduled for March 5 in El Dorado Springs.
trees damaged by ice storms

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Feb 20, 2019
Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land management method.
staff person doing a prescribed burn

MDC offering four prescribed burn workshops during March in the St. Louis region

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 20, 2019
Participants will learn how to harness this effective land management tool at these free workshops being held in Crawford, Franklin, Lincoln, and Jefferson Counties.
using prescribed fire

MDC basic baitcaster workshop March 12 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Feb 20, 2019
Register to attend a free program to learn how to cast and operate baitcaster fishing reels.
female fishing

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic at Mark Twain Lake March 16

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 20, 2019
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.
basic fly tying tools

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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
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