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MDC crowns Marquette High School as FISHSTL Cup Champions

News from the region

St. Louis
May 28, 2019

The high school fishing team took top honors among 10 area schools in angling tournament.

The Marquette High School Fishing Team poses with their trophy.

MDC reminds residents to exercise caution with storm-damaged trees

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2019

From personal injury to physical damage and common scams, don’t let tree damage make matters worse.

Trees damaged from storm.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2019

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

People fishing around a lake.

Many MDC conservation areas and river accesses affected by high water

News from the region

Kansas City
May 25, 2019

Visitors should plan cautiously during Memorial Day weekend

Conservation Area flooding.

Wet a line with MDC at “Reel” Time fishing event in Columbia June 8

News from the region

Central
May 22, 2019

Help a young person discover the joy of fishing at this free event.

A little girl poses with a fish she caught at a Columbia pond.

MDC will host free fishing lessons at Bray CA May 30, June 1

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2019

Parents can register children ages 7 to 15 and their family members for these basic fishing courses.

A little girl shows off a fish she caught in her net.

MDC will host free fishing lessons at Twin Pines June 6 & 8

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2019

Parents can register children ages 7 to 15 and their family members for these basic fishing courses.

A young angler poses with a fish he caught at a Missouri pond.

Missouri prairies offer wildflower variety on summer hikes

News from the region

Kansas City
May 22, 2019

MDC manages public prairies to showcase grassland species

A view of the Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie in St. Clair County.

MDC hosts free Atlatl Workshop at Maintz Wildlife Preserve June 7

News from the region

Southeast
May 21, 2019

Learn the basics and practice throwing this ancient tool.

Different types of atlatls.

Shepherd of Hills Conservation Center has new manager

News from the region

Southwest
May 20, 2019

Illinois native brings resource interpretive experience to new job with MDC.

Alison Bleich poses outside of Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson.

Rockwoods Reservation offers program on dealing with problem wildlife May 24

News from the region

St. Louis
May 20, 2019

Homeowners will discover tips to help resolve critter conflicts and make living around nuisance wildlife easier.

A smiling raccoon in a garbage can.

MDC invites public to native plant sale May 25 in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
May 20, 2019

Event will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.

A family browses the plants during a native plant sale.

Missouri archers place top 10 in NASP Eastern National Tournament

News from the region

Statewide
May 17, 2019

MDC congratulates all MoNASP archers who took part in the eastern national tournament.

Ivy Walton poses with her trophies at the NASP Eastern National Tournament in Louisville, Ky.

MDC offers free use of loaner fishing gear in northwest Missouri

May 17, 2019

Fishing rods and basic tackle can be checked out for temporary use.

MDC staff loan fishing gear to a mother and daughter.

Angler finds new invasive fish in St. Francis River floodwaters

News from the region

Southeast
May 17, 2019

The invasive Northern Snakehead is now confirmed in Missouri waters.

File photo of a snakehead fish provided by AR Game & Fish Commission

MDC hosted Rich Hill students on May 15 for outdoor skills field day

News from the region

Kansas City
May 16, 2019

Students learned about archery, target shooting, fishing, and throwing the atlatl

MDC staff teach a young girl how to throw an atlatl.

MDC to co-host free Get Outdoors! event May 18 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
May 16, 2019
Families can learn outdoor skills including archery and fishing
MDC staff person in canoe instructs kid in another canoe

Stoddard County angler swipes state record for black buffalo

News from the region

Statewide
May 16, 2019

MDC congratulates Joshua Lee for shooting a monstrous 76-pound black buffalo at Duck Creek.

Joshua Lee poses with his 76-pound black buffalo shot April 21 at Duck Creek Conservation Area Pool 1.

Cape Nature Center announces June programs

News from the region

Southeast
May 16, 2019

June 8 and 9 is Missouri’s Free Fishing Weekend, which fits nicely to continue celebrating a Year of Fish.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Young Huntsville angler catches first state-record yellow perch

News from the region

Statewide
May 16, 2019

Isaac Bohm of Huntsville is the first angler to catch a state-record yellow perch using alternative methods in Missouri.

Isaac Bohm poses with his first state record yellow perch caught using alternative methods.

Reeds Spring angler catches record-breaking redear sunfish

News from the region

Statewide
May 15, 2019

MDC congratulates Josh Cole on breaking the state record with his 1-pound, 12-ounce redear sunfish caught at Table Rock Lake.

This 1-pound, 12-ounce redear sunfish was shot at Table Rock Lake April 29.

MDC's hybrid striped bass stockings in northwest Missouri promising for anglers

News from the region

Northwest
May 14, 2019

Hybrids stocked in smaller lakes may boost all sport fish populations

An MDC biologist showing off a hybrid striped bass.

MDC hosting orientation on June 18 for Missouri Master Naturalist program in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
May 14, 2019

Master naturalists enjoy nature as volunteers for conservation and education programs

An MDC volunteer talks to a little boy about nature and conservation.

MDC: Squirrel and black bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend

News from the region

Statewide
May 13, 2019

Hunt squirrel and catch and keep black bass beginning May 25

A gray squirrel caught foraging in the brush.

MDC foresters start work at new sites in southwest Missouri

News from the region

Southwest
May 10, 2019

Good begins forestry duties at MDC's Lebanon office, Hollabaugh to work out of Bolivar office.

Conservation Agent Guerric Good

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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) 815-7900
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