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MDC offers free dove hunting workshop at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 05, 2019

Free Aug. 24 clinic will cover variety of information about hunting this popular game bird.

A dove hunter sits in wait for a dove.

MDC invites people to learn shotgun basics on Aug. 17

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 05, 2019
People can learn about these popular firearms at free clinic at Andy Dalton Range.
two people at shotgun clinic

New MDC migratory bird and waterfowl hunting digest now available

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 05, 2019
Get free MDC Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest where permits are sold and online.
Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest

MDC welcomes new commissioners Harrison and McHenry

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 05, 2019
Gov. Parson recently appointed Dr. Steven Harrison of Rolla and Mark McHenry of Kansas City to the Missouri Conservation Commission.
Commissioner Harrison holding a bass

MDC offers pond fishing clinic on Aug. 24

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 05, 2019
Free event at Chesapeake Hatchery will offer tips and a chance to catch fish.
girl fishing in pond

Have fun with insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama in Springfield Aug. 16

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 05, 2019
No registration required for free Aug. 16 event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
Luna Moth

MDC invites people to learn to catch catfish by alternative methods Aug 16-17 at Stockton Lake

Aug 05, 2019
Free Aug 16-17 clinic includes chance to hook catfish at Stockton Lake.
Flathead Catfish

MDC offers Women’s Handgun workshop in Houston Sept. 1

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 02, 2019
The workshop will include safety, operation and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns
agent teaching woman to shoot handgun

Flooding prevents sunflower plantings at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 02, 2019
The area will remain closed to public access until flood waters fully recede and clean up and repairs can be completed.
Flooding at Columbia Bottom CA

MDC offers two pond exploration classes for kids Aug. 6 at Rockwoods Reservation and Aug. 8 at Busch Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 02, 2019

Children age 7-12 will enjoy finding the fascinating creatures waiting to be discovered in ponds.

MDC staff assist children with finding aquatic creatures at Rockwoods Reservation.

MDC seeks public input on Davisdale Conservation Area in Howard County

News from the region

Central
Aug 01, 2019

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan.

A camper enjoys an evening inside a tent at Davisdale Conservation Area.

MDC asks public to avoid Headwaters Access during construction

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 01, 2019
Users are cautioned that the area is unsafe until construction is complete.
Headwaters Access Sign

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center hosts Family Fish Day Aug. 24

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 01, 2019
Sit under the pines while the kids fish for the big one.
Family Fishing at Twin Pines Pond

MDC to host free symposium about chronic wasting disease in deer Aug. 16 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 01, 2019
Experts will discuss CWD and deer management efforts in Missouri at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
doe closeup

Missouri archers take top spots at NASP Championship

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 31, 2019

MDC congratulates all student archers who competed in the NASP Championship.

Savannah Sadler shows off her target during the NASP Open Tournament.

MDC announces new state record for black bullhead catfish

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 31, 2019

Cody Sparkman of Perryville caught a 2-pound, 13-ounce catfish on a Perry County farm pond.

Cody Sparkman holds his new state record black bullhead catfish.

Chad Gray to serve as new conservation agent in Osage County

News from the region

Central
Jul 31, 2019
MDC welcomes former conservation agent in Atchison County to new assignment.
head shot of Conservation Agent Chad Gray

Busch Shooting Range offers effective wingshooting class Aug. 27

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 30, 2019
This free class will help hunters make the best use of non-toxic ammunition for hunting waterfowl and upland birds.
two women duck hunting with one holding a male mallard

MDC announces changes to waterfowl reservations for fall hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 30, 2019
Changes to managed waterfowl hunts will start this fall season. Applications open Sept. 1
Two duck hunters with dog at Eagle Bluffs CA

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces August programs

News from the region

Central
Jul 30, 2019

Programs include kayaking, snorkeling, nature hikes, and more.

 A boy discovers nature through snorkeling.

St. Louis area hunters have until July 31 to apply for local managed deer hunts

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 26, 2019
Hunters still have a limited time to put in for managed hunts, which include Henges and Busch Shooting Ranges and Shaw Nature Reserve.
deer hunter shooting from blind

Butterfly count finds 43 species at MDC's Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 26, 2019
Species variety is a sign of rich plant diversity in area's forest and woodlands
coral hairstreak butterfly

MDC hosts FREE Back to School Fishing event at Bray CA

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 26, 2019
School supplies will also be given to school aged children who attend.
close up of stream at Bray Conservation Area

Wayne County angler reels in record spotted gar

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 25, 2019

MDC congratulates Mitchell Dering of Wappapello on his 6-pound, 2-ounce spotted gar caught in the St. Francis River.

Mitchell Dering poses with his record-breaking spotted gar.

MDC offers dove hunting clinic in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Jul 25, 2019
Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.
posed group of dove hunters standing in field

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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
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) 815-7900
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