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MDC: Space available in next week’s Cape Girardeau longbow-making workshop Oct. 4

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 28, 2018

Craft your own hickory longbow from start to finish.

People making longbows.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Sep 27, 2018

Four-part Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered evenings in October.

Little girl holding a fish she caught.

MDC offers youth deer clinic, hunt for beginners at Mark Twain Lake Nov. 23-25

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 26, 2018

Apply by Nov. 16 for FREE opportunity to harvest your first deer with guidance from MDC staff.

A white tailed buck deer stands in a field of green grass with denser vegetation behind him.

MDC names Clifton Hill man Northeast Regional Logger of the Year

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 26, 2018

Orin Allen led Kenmar Timber Company’s quality harvest operations on public and private lands in 2018.

Orin Allen of Kenmar Timber Company in Clifton Hill receiving northeast regional logger of the year award.

MDC invites female anglers to fishing event at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 26, 2018

Sept. 29 fishing event will allow female anglers of all ages to fish for trout for free.

Female angler trout fishing.

MDC offers free loaner gear for new anglers to try fishing

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 26, 2018
Dulany Memorial Library in Salisbury is newest site to host loaner fishing gear
MDC staff person shows woman and girl how to fish.

MDC and Wisconsin DNR partner to restore Missouri’s ruffed grouse

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 25, 2018

MDC’s plan is to trap and relocate 300 grouse from northern Wisconsin to east-central Missouri over a three-year period (2018-2020).

Ruffed grouse that was just recently trapped.

MDC provides turkey hunting opportunity at several areas across southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2018

Firearms turkey season begins Oct. 1, local biologists say to expect similar turkey numbers as last year.

Father and daughter fall turkey hunting.

MDC hosted Family Outdoors Day Sept. 22 at Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 24, 2018
Visitors learned fishing, archery, duck calling and other outdoor skills
man instructs boy on fishing

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Jefferson City Oct. 18

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2018

Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.

CWD deer

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Kirksville Oct. 16

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 21, 2018

Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.

CWD deer.

MDC awards five TRIM grants for community forest improvements in Central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2018
TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.
a cyclist and runner go along path through trees

MDC and partners present Forest Stand Improvement Workshop and Tour Sept. 29 in Van Buren

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 20, 2018
This free event will focus on benefits of forest stand improvement and cost-share practices.
young forest

Native grasses produce good cattle forage during drought

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2018
MDC can help ranchers incorporate warm-season grasses in pasturage
green native grasses in field compared to dry, brown non-native grasses

MDC awards 38 TRIM grants for community forest improvements

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 20, 2018
TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.
two women walk along sidewalk under mature urban trees

MDC to host special Oz event Oct. 6 at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2018
Free family event in Blue Springs lets Oz characters explain nature's niches
Dorthy sleeping on log at Oz event

NWTF, MDC to hold youth outdoors event Sept. 29 in Jasper County

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 20, 2018
Kids can try archery, shotgun shooting, and other activities at event in Jasper County.
agent shows deer pelt to onlookers at outdoor presentation

MDC offers free hunting workshops in the Kansas City area

Sep 18, 2018
Classes and clinics teach hunting skills, ethics, and safety
three women deer hunting in woods in camo.

Help celebrate Springfield Nature Center's 30th anniversary

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2018

Special programs Oct. 5, 6, 7 at MDC facility highlight weekend of anniversary festivities.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center Sign

MDC offers youth deer hunt for new hunters near Columbia Oct. 27-28

News from the region

Central
Sep 13, 2018

Apply by Sept. 28 for FREE opportunity to harvest your first deer with guidance from MDC staff.

Buck

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Bolivar Oct. 4

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 13, 2018
Get information on what can be done to limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.
white-tailed buck showing signs of chronic wasting disease

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Cape Girardeau Oct. 9

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 13, 2018
Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.
white-tailed buck with signs of chronic wasting disese

MDC hosts women's firearms workshop in Kirksville Oct. 2-3

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2018
Register today for a free opportunity to learn safe handling and shooting techniques.
Woman shooting handgun at Women’s Firearms Workshop

MDC plans state-of-the-art renovations at Roaring River Hatchery

Sep 12, 2018
Sept. 21 ground-breaking event will begin construction at MDC trout hatchery.
Roaring River Hatchery sign with hatchery in background

MDC invites new hunters to hunter education skills session in Green City Oct. 23

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2018
Class will cover firearm types, safety, and participants will earn hunter education certification.
Instructor show how to handle a shotgun at a hunter education class.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
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Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
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Bill Graham
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Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
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816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
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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