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MDC to host free waterfowl season workshops in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 03, 2020

Hunters can provide input about future seasons on Feb. 18 in St. Joseph and on Feb. 19 in Chillicothe

A waterfowl hunter walks in a wetland.

MDC taking reservations for free youth outdoor day camp at Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 03, 2020

Participants will learn fishing, shooting, and other outdoor skills

An MDC staff member teaches a teenager to fish.

MDC’s Xplor magazine celebrates 10th birthday

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 03, 2020

Give Xplor the best birthday present by providing feedback at mdc.mo.gov/myxplor

The Jan/Feb 2020 issue of Xplor features a young red fox.

Powder Valley Nature Center presents “For the Love of Bees” program Saturday, Feb. 15

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 03, 2020
The free family event will enable visitors to see and taste the work of our native pollinating heroes.
honeybee on flower

Private lands not affected by feral hog hunting closures, opportunistic take regulations

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 03, 2020

Federal and state agencies encourage feral hog trapping on both public and private lands.

Land rooted up by feral hogs.

MDC offering three prescribed burn workshops during March in the St. Louis region

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 03, 2020
Participants will learn how to harness this effective land management tool at these free workshops being held in St. Charles, Lincoln, and Jefferson Counties.
MDC Staff Person Conducting a Prescribed Burn

MDC invites public to learn how to build bluebird boxes on Feb. 15

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 31, 2020

Families will build nest boxes at free workshop at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center.

A bluebird flies into a nesting box.

MDC invites public to search for short-eared owls on Feb. 8

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 31, 2020
Owls found on prairies will be the focus of hike at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area.
short-eared owl

MDC invites public to predator hunting clinic

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 30, 2020

Free Feb. 8 class at MDC's Andy Dalton Range will cover calling and other basics.

A coyote stands in a grass field.

MDC helps Long Shoal Marina improve pump station at Truman Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 29, 2020

Funds from federal program designed to keep healthy waters clean

Laura Ruman presents Mike Eckers with a cost-share grant check for upgrades to a pump station at Long Shoal Marina.

MDC to host free birding workshops and activities in February at Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 28, 2020

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center staff will teach about owls, bird banding, and bluebirds

A barred owl perches on a post.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshop in Kirksville Feb. 20

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 28, 2020

Hunters can provide input on future season dates and zones.

Waterfowl hunters at dawn.

MDC: Trout harvest begins February 1

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 28, 2020

Jackson’s Rotary Lake, Farmington’s Giessing Lake and Perryville’s Legion Lake are stocked and ready.

A man holds a rainbow trout.

MDC now requires landowner registration for free and discounted permits

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 28, 2020
Get more info and register online at mdc.mo.gov/landownerpermits or request paper forms from MDC Permit Services.
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Catch-and-keep trout fishing begins Feb. 1 in Sedalia and St. Joseph

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 27, 2020

MDC stocks trout for winter fishing opportunities for anglers

A man holds a rainbow trout.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshop in Columbia Jan. 30

News from the region

Central
Jan 24, 2020

Hunters can provide input on future season dates and zones.

An illustration of a mallard in flight

MDC wins multiple awards at Missouri NWTF banquet

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 24, 2020
Ohrenberg, Isabelle, MDC Protection Division honored at state banquet
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MDC, partners offer youth and mobility impaired upland bird hunt in Cole County Feb. 16

News from the region

Central
Jan 23, 2020

Apply by Feb. 2 for this free event giving youth and mobility-impaired hunters access to the outdoors.

MDC employees assist hunters on an upland bird hunt.

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces February programs

News from the region

Central
Jan 23, 2020
Program topics include trout fishing, black bears, eagles, tomahawks, nature jewelry, and more.
young black bear

MDC offers free prescribed fire workshop Feb. 7 in Trenton

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 23, 2020

Learn how to use carefully planned fire as a management tool for forage and wildlife habitat

An MDC employee manages a prescribed burn.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshops in the Kansas City region

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 23, 2020
Hunters can provide input on future seasons Jan. 28 in Harrisonville and Jan. 29 in Excelsior Springs
duck hunter setting decoys on ice

Jay Henges Shooting Range holds antler scoring event Feb. 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 22, 2020

Hunters can have racks gathered through harvest or shed collecting officially certified.

An MDC employee inspects an antler for scoring.

Landowners: What to expect when trapping feral hogs

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 22, 2020

MDC, USDA technicians will bring traps, teach set up and walk landowners through the whole process.

Feral hogs are shown captured in a large corral trap.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Jan 17, 2020

Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land management method.

MDC staff walks around the smoke coming from a prescribed fire.

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 285,400

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 17, 2020
Archery deer harvest was 61,209. Archery turkey harvest was 2,406.
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Lucas Bond
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Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
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Bill Graham
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Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
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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