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MDC to host ice fishing workshop in Columbia on Feb. 9

News from the region

Central
Feb 05, 2021
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature — Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing skills.
ice fishing

MDC offers free virtual bluebird and winter birding programs in February

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 05, 2021
Broaden your enjoyment of backyard birds with knowledge
male bluebird

Learn to use your trail camera effectively at MDC virtual program Feb. 16

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 05, 2021
Discover how to make the best use of this effective technology at a free online class.
man setting up trail camera

Monitoring and research key to MDC's natural resource management

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 04, 2021
Biologists will be afield with new projects in 2021
two MDC staff sampling fish populations in a creek

MDC to hold virtual workshops on prescribed burning

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 04, 2021
Free online clinics on Feb. 15, Feb. 18, and Feb. 25 will focus on how fire can be used as a land management tool.
prescribed fire

St. Louis area union craftsmen present MDC with unique gift

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 03, 2021
Apprentices from the Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Workers' Union Local 18 of Missouri created and delivered a mosaic tile MDC logo in a wooden frame.
hand-made mosaic tile MDC logo with people

MDC offers free maple sugaring workshops in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 02, 2021

Learn how to tap trees to make sweet syrup from sap

Walnut and sugar maple syrup jars

MDC to reopen Kansas City regional offices to the public on Feb. 8

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 01, 2021

COVID-19 safety protocols and precautions will remain

MDC logo

Apply online this month for MDC spring managed turkey hunts

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 01, 2021
MDC suspends youth hunter-ed requirements for spring managed turkey hunts.
wild turkeys in green field

MDC: Cape Nature Center hosts free Cooking with Maple Syrup program, much more in Feb.

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 01, 2021

Be sure to register online for MDC’s free in-person and virtual events this winter.

Maple syrup tasting

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces February programs

News from the region

Central
Feb 01, 2021

FREE public programs include outdoor and virtual events to ensure public safety.

A young boy looks for bald eagles with MDC staff during an Eagle Days event.

Groundhogs highlight Springfield Nature Center's February schedule

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 29, 2021

Virtual program highlights this animal that becomes prominent each February.

Groundhog in grass

MDC reminds anglers catch and keep trout starts Feb. 1 in St. Louis area lakes

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 28, 2021

Anglers can make use of this great food source as long as the rainbows last in urban fishing lakes.

A trout angler shows off his catch

MDC to reopen Runge Nature Center and Headquarters in Jefferson City Feb. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 27, 2021
Masks and social distancing will be required in buildings at both locations.
Runge Nature Center sign

Popular hiking trails will be focus of Feb. 3 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 27, 2021
Program will highlight top 10 places to hike in southwest Missouri.
man on winter hike in woods

MDC virtual program on Feb. 4 to focus on owls

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 27, 2021

Event will discuss how to identify some common owl species by their call.

Eastern screech owl

MDC: Trout harvest to begin in Jackson, Farmington, Perryville on Feb. 1

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 26, 2021

All anglers between the ages of 16 and 64 must have a valid Missouri fishing permit and any angler harvesting trout must also possess a trout permit.

Rainbow trout

Renovation completed at MDC's Roaring River Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 26, 2021

Updates will increase production and improve health of fish at this popular angling site.

Roaring River Hatchery entrance

Catch-and-keep trout fishing begins Feb. 1 at Sedalia park

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 25, 2021
MDC's winter trout program connects people with nature
trout in hand

Anglers can catch and keep trout Feb. 1 at two St. Joseph lakes stocked by MDC

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 25, 2021

Head outdoors for fresh air and winter fishing

Angler holds rainbow trout

Learn how trout are raised in hatcheries at MDC virtual programs

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 25, 2021

Online events on Jan. 30 and Feb. 4 will show how trout are raised at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Trout eggs

Busch Shooting Range staff holds virtual Introduction to Shotgun program Feb. 2

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 25, 2021
This free program covers all the important things beginners need to get a safe start with shotguns.
man teaches young man shotgun shooting

MDC virtual program to focus on winter bird feeding

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 25, 2021
Jan. 30 event will discuss details of winter bird feeding.
red-bellied woodpecker

MDC offers free virtual class Feb. 6 on the mysteries of owls

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 25, 2021

Owls big and small prowl the night

Barred owl owlets in tree

MDC, Dickerson Park Zoo to host first-ever virtual Eagle Days

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 22, 2021
Free events on Jan. 23 and Feb. 6 will focus on our national bird, the bald eagle.
perched eagle on branch

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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