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MDC offers kayak clinic at Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area near Columbia Aug. 16

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2018
Register to attend a FREE clinic Aug. 16 and enjoy summer on the water.
four people in kayaks on lake

MDC seeks public input on possible regulation change for crappie fishing at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Northwest
Kansas City
Aug 08, 2018
Potential regulation change would improve both fish and fishing
black (top) and white (bottom) crappie

MDC reminds hunters migratory bird and waterfowl seasons start in September

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 08, 2018
Hunt dove, rail, and snipe starting Sept. 1 with teal season starting Sept. 8.
dove hunter in sunflower field

MDC waterfowl hunting reservations open Sept. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 08, 2018
Apply online Sept. 1 – 18 to hunt waterfowl on 12 MDC managed wetland areas.
Cover of Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest 2018-2019

MDC offers atlatl workshop at Runge Nature Center Aug. 21

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2018
Learn techniques and strategies for success with primitive hunting tool in Jefferson City.
kids throw atlatls

MDC seeks public input on possible regulation change for crappie fishing at Wappapello Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 07, 2018

Potential regulation change will increase the opportunity for anglers to harvest fish.

MDC employee holding a crappie.

MDC seeks public comment on long-range plans for Nodaway Valley Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 03, 2018
Public can comment in August on management plans for area in northwest Missouri.
Ducks in flight at Nodaway Valley Conservation Area

MDC to permanently close Buck and Doe Run Conservation Area Aug. 22

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 03, 2018
Area users can find other nearby opportunities to enjoy Missouri’s conservation heritage with MDC’s online atlas.
Two hunters walk trail at Buck and Doe Run Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input for Bob Brown Conservation Area plan

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 03, 2018
Public can comment during August on management plans for area in Holt County
Ducks in flight at Bob Brown Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input during August for Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area plan

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 03, 2018
Citizens can comment on long-range plans for the area at Blue Springs
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area sign

MDC seeks public input on Malta Bend Community Lake in Saline County

News from the region

Central
Aug 03, 2018
Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan.
Fish at Malta Bend Community Lake

Public input sought by MDC in August for Gossett Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 03, 2018
Citizens can comment during August on area management plan.
Alfred Newton Gossett Conservation Area sign

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River Aug. 18

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 03, 2018
Educational events will also be part of Aug. 18 youth fishing event.
boy trout fishing

MDC hosts wildlife habitat workshop in Doniphan

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 31, 2018

Landowners will learn how to improve wildlife habitat on their land.

Doniphan habitat.

MDC hosts Family Day with special free activities at Rockwoods Reservation Aug. 11

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 27, 2018

The entire family is invited for a hike, stream exploration, and live critter connections.

Family discovering nature.

MDC invites people to get tips on catching catfish

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 26, 2018

Free program includes chance to hook this popular catch at Stockton Lake.

Littler girl and man holding a catfish.

Call for auditions Aug. 11 for Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center’s Nature’s Got Talent Variety Show in September

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 26, 2018

Talented nature lovers can share their creativity with the public during outdoor-themed performances.

Lady playing a guitar.

MDC to hold mentored muzzleloader hunt Oct. 22 & 23 at Forest 44 for first-time deer hunters

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 25, 2018

Get started in the thrilling sport of deer hunting with the guidance of a MDC expert.

Guy hunting with a muzzleloader.

MDC invites youth to dove clinic and hunt at Locust Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 25, 2018
Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.
two hunters shoot at doves in field

Discover nature with MDC at Missouri State Fair Aug. 9-19

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 24, 2018
Visit Conservation Building to see fish and other wildlife, get info, explore Kids’ Discovery Room.
two people look at fish in aquarium at State Fair

Emerald ash borer found in Greene, Polk counties

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 23, 2018

Recent discoveries are latest evidence of tree pest in southwest Missouri.

Emerald Ash Borer found in Green and Polk Counties

MDC, MoDOT, Missouri Prairie Foundation collaborate on Invasive Species Strike Team

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 23, 2018

Invasive weeds will no longer have “the right of way” for over 700 miles of Southeast Missouri roads.

Invasive species strike team truck.

MDC employees work with Fruitland Fire Department, Air Evac Perryville on emergency drill

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 20, 2018

Local conservation employees are now better equipped to respond to emergencies at remote areas.

MDC employees conduct an emergency drill.

MDC offers introduction to bow fishing class in St. Charles July 26 and 28

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 20, 2018

Learn about the popular sport that brings together hunting and fishing at a free two-day class with a hands-on field experience.

Someone bowfishing.

Birch Tree angler catches state-record silver redhorse

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 19, 2018

MDC congratulates Rick Sartin on breaking the state record by catching a 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse on the Current River.

Rick Sartin holding his state-record silver redhorse.

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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
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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
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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