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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 invites public to native plant sale Sept. 22 in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 29, 2018
Event will be 9 a.m.-noon at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.
family looks over native plants in pots for sale

MDC hosts women’s free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park Sept. 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 29, 2018
Women are treated to a free day of fishing at the trout park, which features Missouri’s fifth largest spring.
woman trout fishing

MDC holding webcasts Sept. 6 and 12 on waterfowl draw system survey results

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 27, 2018
Get info on hunter opinions, activity, and ask questions during live webcasts Sept. 6 and 12.
a duck hunter in camo in the field

MDC and Shaw Nature Reserve bring pioneer times to life at Prairie Day Sept. 22

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 27, 2018
Discover nature on a 250-acre prairie, complete with a tepee and sod house, during a full day of family fun and entertainment.
sign posted of Prairie Day offerings

MDC proposes requiring nontoxic shot on 36 dove hunting areas

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2018
Ongoing efforts help protect habitat and wildlife.
young hunter in field shoots at doves while other hunter watches

Youth dove wing-shooting clinic marks opening day of dove season

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 24, 2018
The free clinic is offered at Maintz Wildlife Preserve in Cape Girardeau County.
female dove hunter hold harvested dove

MDC names two from Winona 2018 Loggers of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 24, 2018
Congratulations to Robert Neal and Chesley Neal!
MDC Forester Gary Gognat with Loggers of the Year Chesley and Robert Neal of Winona.

MDC hosts Women’s Basic Archery and Crossbow workshop in Rolla

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 22, 2018

This free event requires pre-registration.

Lady bowhunting.

MDC adds six new free 'loaner' fishing gear locations in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 21, 2018

A rod with a standard spin-cast reel and small tackle box with supplies is included.

Lady helping a little girl catch a fish.

MDC to host free private land management workshop Sept. 8 at Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 20, 2018

Event near Cole Camp will focus on ways to boost forests, wildlife, and streams

Land management workshop

MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery hits visitor milestone

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2018

Facility's Conservation Center gets eight millionth visitor in July.

Family pictured at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in 11 new Missouri counties

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 17, 2018

Tree-killing pest has now spread to 53 Missouri counties.

Map of where EAB can found through Missouri

Area hunter education teachers get state honors from MDC

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2018
Headlee, Underwood, Milligan win state awards, Gray earns regional recognition.
Rick Headlee getting Missouri's Bowhunter Instructor of the Year award

WOW St. Louis outdoor skills day and overnight campout helps families discover the outdoors

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 15, 2018

MDC joins host of partners to offer an affordable way to learn outdoor skills in Forest Park and an overnight campout at Robertsville State Park.

Kid kayaking

Jay Henges Shooting Range to host open-house 5-stand event Aug. 21

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 14, 2018

This free event will be the perfect introduction to shotgun shooting sports for newcomers.

Shooting at a shooting range.

Get to know the mighty Mississippi at MDC’s ‘Day on the River’

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 14, 2018

Join professional river experts on boat rides and get an up-close look at big river fish.

Kid and an agent riding on the Mississippi River

MDC and partners invite public to free screening of Hometown Habitat film Aug. 30

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 14, 2018

The documentary featuring stories of bringing nature home will be shown at St. Charles Community College.

Beautiful flowers.

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center hosts CWD Symposium Aug. 20

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 13, 2018

Learn all about the deadly deer disease and its status in Missouri from the experts.

White tail buck

MDC to host free dove hunting clinic for youths Aug. 26 near Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 13, 2018

Equipment and tips provided for youths ages 11-15

Kid hunting doves.

MDC delivers grant checks to local fire departments

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 10, 2018
The grants provide funds for protective gear and wildfire suppression equipment.
MDC Forestry Technician Duane Petzoldt delivered a grant check for $3,000 to Treasurer and Assistant Chief Kelly Allen at the East Cape County Fire Protection District.

Visitors may need alternate route to reach MDC's Parma Woods Shooting Range at Parkville

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 10, 2018
Parkville closing a portion of Northwest River Road for construction project
Shooters at Parma Woods Shooting Range

Have fun with insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama on Aug. 17

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 10, 2018
No registration required for free event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
dragonfly

MDC open house to discuss new rifle and pistol target range at Perry Conservation Area is Aug. 21 in Concordia

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 09, 2018

Citizens can visit with staff about upgrades planned at new range

Shooting range

MDC to host 50th annual Antler Measurement Day Aug. 25 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 09, 2018
Free event helps hunters measure antlers for possible record book status
buck in field

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MDC Media Staff

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
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