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Jay Henges Rifle/Pistol Range to remain closed as MDC seeks resolution to bullet trap issues

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 11, 2018
MDC’s priority is to seek a safe and lasting solution as soon as possible.
Jay Henges Rifle Pistol Range

MDC invites teachers to sign up for Discover Nature Schools workshops in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 11, 2018

Discover Nature Schools programs offer grants, curriculum and free teacher trainings.

Teacher learning about nature and ways to teach it in the classroom.

Learn how to squirrel hunt using dogs at upcoming MDC workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 11, 2018
Registration is required for this free event.
People in field squirrel hunting with a dog

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 22

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018

Learn about fishing, hunting, and wildlife at James A. Reed Area in Lee's Summit

Kids shooting bows.

MDC moves forward with Schell-Osage wetland renovation

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018
Project will improve wetlands for wildlife and Schell Lake for fishing
ducks at Schell-Osage wetland

MDC co-hosts annual youth deer hunting clinic in Hawk Point Oct. 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 10, 2018
Youths, ages 6-15, will learn hunting basics from experienced adults during this free learning opportunity.
group photo of 2017 Youth Deer Hunting Clinic

MDC holds Archery Basics for Families class at Busch Shooting Range Sept. 17

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 07, 2018
Bring the whole family for this free class that will teach the basics of a lifetime sport.
a woman takes a picture of a girl with an archery target and bulls-eye arrow

MDC, partners to host MoNASP archery tournament at Mark Twain Lake Oct. 20

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 06, 2018
Registration open now for tournament at new, state of the art archery park
male archer shooting compound bow at target

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked teacher training workshops in St. Charles

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 06, 2018

Register today to attend free workshops in October.

Kids learning about nature.

MDC offers free voluntary CWD testing statewide all season

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 06, 2018
Deer harvested anywhere in state can be tested for free all season at 75 locations.
CWD Management Zone Map

MDC to offer free Youth Waterfowl Clinic Sept. 23 near Urich

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 06, 2018

Hunters ages 10-15 can learn how to hunt ducks and geese

Duck hunters calling in ducks.

MDC asks deer hunters to help limit CWD spread

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 06, 2018
Properly dispose of carcasses and follow laws for deer harvested outside Missouri.
harvested deer with rifle

MDC offers new all-online bowhunter education course

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 05, 2018

The new course gives those 16 years and older more flexible and convenient options to become bowhunter education certified.

Person bowhunting from a treestand.

MDC seeks public input in September on Pleasant Hope Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 05, 2018
Citizens can comment on area's management plan throughout September.
Pleasant Hope Conservation Area Sign

Have a large evergreen that needs removed? Donate it to MDC for governor’s mansion Christmas tree.

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 05, 2018
The tree may be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons. Entries must be submitted by Oct 10.
governor’s mansion Christmas tree

MDC, CFM ask deer hunters to Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 05, 2018
Donate extra venison to feed hungry Missourians. Use special processors for deer harvested from CWD-positive counties.
packaged venison for Share the Harvest

Free MDC programs in the Kansas City area feature monarch butterfly migration and ecology

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 04, 2018

Visitors can tag monarchs for science.

monarch butterflies.

Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 04, 2018
Orders are being taken through April 2019. Supplies are limited so order early.
Cover of Seedling Order Form

MDC: Public input sought for Red Star and Headwaters Accesses

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2018
The area management plans are open for public review in September.
Headwaters Access Sign

MDC: Public input sought for Apple Creek CA

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2018
The area management plan is open for public review in September.
Apple Creek CA Sign

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Montauk State Park

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2018
Veterans can fish for free anywhere in park at Sept. 8 event.
man trout fishing in stream

MDC welcomes mushroom expert Taylor Lockwood to Powder Valley Nature Center Sept. 11

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 31, 2018
Lockwood has travelled the U.S., and the world over, photographing beautiful and exotic mushrooms.
Taylor Lockwood headshot

MDC holds wingshooting classes in September at Busch and Henges Shooting Ranges

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 31, 2018
Identical classes at each range give hunters two opportunities to improve their upland bird and waterfowl hunting skills.
two female duck hunters in woods with harvested ducks in hand

MDC improvements to Headwaters Access include entrance road, parking, angled boat ramp

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 30, 2018
Construction is expected to take about four months, depending on the weather.
Headwaters Access sign

MDC co-hosts Monarch Madness Sept. 15 in St. Charles

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 30, 2018
Visitors will enjoy a variety of interactive learning experiences at this pollinator festival, such as monarch butterfly tagging.
monarch butterfly on thistle flower

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Lucas Bond
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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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Robert Hemmelgarn
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(573) 815-7901
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
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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