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MDC will hold beginner duck hunting class online Aug. 25

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 17, 2020
This thorough introduction is the ideal opportunity to give new duck hunters a solid start.
two kids duck hunting with dog

MDC announces new procedures for Reed Area dove hunting

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 17, 2020
COVID-19 precautions will be used for hunter check in and check out stations
dove hunter in field with dog

MDC to offer free virtual archery program Aug. 22

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Online program will cover bow and arrow basics and equipment selection.
bowhunter in treestand

Take a morning hike with an MDC naturalist at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 17, 2020
Public can enjoy 1.5-mile walk at Aug. 21 program
man hiking in field

Learn about butterflies at Aug. 20 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Get information on these valuable pollinators at free online program.
blue swallowtail on butterfly weed

Dove Hunting at Marais Temps Clair CA to be self-check for 2020 season

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 17, 2020
There will be no daily draw this year at the St. Charles County conservation area.
youth dove hunting in field

MDC invites families to fish for free at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 17, 2020
No permits will be needed and food and drinks will be provided at Aug. 22 event.
man and boy bank fishing

Get tips on identifying waterfowl at Aug. 19 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Learn about the variety of ducks and geese that travel through this region in the fall.
female canvasback duck

MDC, partners offer youth and mobility impaired dove hunt in Macon County Sept. 12

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 14, 2020
Apply by Sept. 7 for this free event giving youth and mobility-impaired hunters access to the outdoors.
mobility-impaired duck hunters

Learn basics of shotgun shooting Aug. 24 with MDC’s free online class

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 13, 2020
This free program covers all the important things beginners need to get a safe start with shotguns.
shotgun shooting

MDC reveals the truth about mythical creatures in Missouri at free program Aug. 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 13, 2020

Learn the secrets behind unusual creatures some say roam the Show-Me-State this Friday.

Red wolf

MDC offers a number of hunter education opportunities in upcoming months

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 13, 2020

Individuals needing hunter education have classroom and online options.

MDC staff watch as a woman completes the skills portion of her hunter education

MDC to host fly fishing workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Aug 13, 2020
Register to attend these FREE Discover Nature – Fishing courses for ages 12+.
two people fly fishing in stream

MDC temporarily closes road at Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 13, 2020
Infrastructure upgrades will offer ecological benefits, closure to last through early October.
Map of Section of Shelby County Road 471

MDC reminds hunters and others of new CWD regulations for cervid carcasses

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 12, 2020
Get details from MDC’s 2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations & Information booklet.
2020 Fall Deer and turkey Booklet Cover

Brown Booby makes rare appearance in Missouri Ozarks

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 12, 2020

The seabird made history after popping up along the Current River in Ripley County.

Brown Booby on the Current River

Go on a virtual geocaching trek with MDC on Aug. 18

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 11, 2020
Online program will provide information on this popular way of exploring the outdoors.
geocache box in tree

MDC invites livestock owners to attend native forage grazing workshop in Bollinger County

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 11, 2020

Aug. 26 event has a registration deadline of Aug. 17.

Cow in native grass pasture

MDC gives the goods on nature field guides at online class Aug. 20

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 11, 2020

Learn which guides work best for identifying Missouri’s diverse plants and animals during this free class.

Trees of Missouri Field Guide

MDC invites public to free Aug. 19 kayaking clinic

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 10, 2020

Clinic will be held at Towell Lake at Little Prairie Conservation Area near Rolla.

Orange kayak on a stream

MDC re-opens parking lot and boat launch ramp at Maple Leaf Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 10, 2020

Lake's main parking lot has been rebuilt and improved at area in Lafayette County

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Learn about hummingbirds at Aug. 15 MDC virtual event

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 10, 2020

Get information on the long migrations these small birds take and find out what people can do to help.

Hummingbird at feeder

Learn about Missouri's bees at Aug. 14 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 07, 2020
Get information on the many species of bees that live in Missouri and learn how to attract beneficial bees.
leafcutter bee

MDC suggests evaluating late-summer habitat to help quail

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 07, 2020
Bobwhite quail pairs may still be raising young broods in August
Bobwhite quail

MDC invites people to learn about bees in St. Louis with a free online program Aug. 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 07, 2020

Discover the truth behind these often misunderstood but most essential of pollinators.

Bee on purple coneflower

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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