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MDC reschedules ice fishing workshop in Andrew County to March 2

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 20, 2019
Free ice fishing workshop will depend on cooperation from weather
girl ice fishing on pond

MDC provides more rainbow trout for winter fishing in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 19, 2019
For anglers braving winter weather, a cold-water fishing opportunity awaits
holding a rainbow trout

MDC reminds snaggers that paddlefish season begins March 15

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 19, 2019
Get more information online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing/species/paddlefish
paddlefish swimming

Cape Nature Center announces March programs

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 15, 2019
Programs include Hiking, Native Plant Seminar, Archery Basics and more.
Kids in Cape Nature Center Play Area

MDC holds pond management workshops for landowners in St. Charles and Lincoln counties in February and March

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 14, 2019
MDC is working with landowners at these free workshops to help them get the most out of ponds on their property.
large pond

MDC updates MO Hunting app with new layout, improved functions

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 14, 2019
Users will need to update MO Hunting prior to spring turkey hunting for proper telechecking.
MO Hunting app cover image

MDC seeks information in poaching case of two adult elk

News from the region

Statewide
Ozark
Feb 14, 2019
These are the fourth and fifth elk poaching cases since the restoration in 2011.
Poached Bull Elk

MDC invites public to March 2 program at Springfield Nature Center on purple martins

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2019
Learn how to provide a nesting site for a colony of these beneficial birds.
purple martin on martin house

Prairie chicken viewing will be offered this spring at Dunn Ranch

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 14, 2019
Space is limited for viewing event offered by The Nature Conservancy and MDC
Two Prairie Chickens

Learn how to be Bear-Aware with MDC at Willow Springs Star Theatre March 1

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 13, 2019
The Bear Aware program will feature natural history and current MDC management of bears.
black bear side view

MDC offers free basic archery instructor training for teachers March 14 at Central Elementary School in Union

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 13, 2019
Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.
teacher learning archery skills by shooting compound bow

Powder Valley Nature Center holds St. Louis fishing hotspots program Feb. 22

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 13, 2019
The 50th anniversary of urban fishing continues with this free program revealing choice area fishing holes.
three women bank fishing

MDC offers free maple sugaring workshop Feb. 23 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 13, 2019
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center staff will teach how to tap maple trees to make syrup
maple sugar in two jars

MDC schedules Feb. 23 ice fishing workshop in Andrew County

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 13, 2019
If weather cooperates, free workshop will be offered with fishing at Happy Holler Lake
girl icefishing

MDC closes both staffed shooting ranges in the St. Louis region Sunday, Feb. 10 due to hazardous weather

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 11, 2019
The Jay Henges and August A. Busch Shooting Ranges will both close due to icy conditions.
man shooting pistol at range

MDC invites families to youth pollinator program Feb. 23 at Columbia golf course

News from the region

Central
Feb 11, 2019
Register for a free, fun, family-friendly opportunity to learn about plant pollinators and how to create native habitat for wildlife.
monarch butterfly in flight

Annual catch-and-keep season at trout parks coming up March 1

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 11, 2019
MDC staff are stocking more than 21,000 trout for opening day and 800,000 for the season.
rainbow trout in hand

There’s still time to register for Cape Nature Center’s hike at Seventy-Six CA

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 11, 2019
Register now for this hike along river views and bluffs.
Sign of Seventy-Six Conservation Area

MDC offers free basic archery instructor training for teachers Feb. 20 at University City High School

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 11, 2019
Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.
Teacher learns archery skills

MDC to hold Schoolcraft event at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 08, 2019
Free Feb. 22 program highlights famous traveler's visit to Smallin Cave.
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft actor resting in nature under a tree

MDC invites public to Vulture Venture at Shepherd of the Hills

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 07, 2019
Feb. 23 program near Branson highlights benefits of these misunderstood birds.
Turkey vulture perched on tree stump

There's still time to register for Ozark region prescribed fire workshops

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 07, 2019
Prescribed fire is a useful tool for land and wildlife management.
MDC staff person using prescribed fire for land management

MDC invites public to Dalton Range's firearms care workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 07, 2019
Feb. 16 free program will cover basic care, cleaning, and storage of firearms.
two rifles on table

MDC offers women and youth pheasant hunting clinic Feb. 11, followed by guided hunts

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 04, 2019
Women and youths looking to get a supportive start in the sport of hunting have an ideal opportunity.
Two women and black lab upland bird hunting

MDC offers pond management workshops for landowners in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Feb 04, 2019
Register to attend a free workshop on building and maintaining a better pond on your property.
pond

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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) 815-7901
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