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MDC announces additions to Linscomb Wildlife Area in St. Clair County to boost native grasslands

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 14, 2020

New tracts will be added with help from donors and conservation partners

Linscomb Wildlife Area

MDC to hold online program about St. Louis urban fishing opportunities on July 20

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 14, 2020

Learn what, when and where to fish for in the many fishing lakes in the St. Louis Urban Fishing program during this free presentation.

A boy shows off a bluegill he caught at a St. Louis lake

MDC to offer free virtual hummingbird program July 21

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 14, 2020
Springfield Nature Center staff will host online program on these fascinating birds.
hummingbird

MDC to offer free virtual archery program July 25

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 14, 2020

Andy Dalton Shooting Range staff will host online program on the basics of archery.

Archer in woods

Need hunter education? MDC offers options.

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 13, 2020
Take MDC hunter ed conveniently and safely online, in a classroom, or through self-study.
young dove hunter shooting

MDC to offer virtual clinic on bowfishing July 28

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 10, 2020

Register to attend this free clinic, recommended for ages 11-years and older.

Bowfisherman shoots into river

MDC's Ozark Regional Office to re-open July 13

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 09, 2020

Some restrictions will be in place as MDC office makes gradual transition back to normalcy.

The entrance to the Ozark Regional Office

MDC to offer free virtual wingshooting program July 11

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 08, 2020

Andy Dalton Shooting Range staff will host online program on how to improve shotgun skills.

A woman aims her shotgun during target practice

MDC says watch cavities in trees to spot wildlife

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 08, 2020

Interesting creatures may be making a hollow a home

A locust limb with a hole carved by a woodpecker

MDC public facilities now open in St. Louis Region

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2020

MDC has reopened Powder Valley Nature Center, Henges and Busch Shooting Ranges and the St. Louis Regional Office within public health guidelines after COVID-19 shutdown.

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Want to be a conservation agent? MDC taking applications for next agent training academy

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 07, 2020
Learn more at jobs.mdc.mo.gov/job/Conservation-Agent-Trainee-MO/656440900/
three agents posing for pic

MDC plants sunflowers at Columbia Bottom for viewing and photo opportunities

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 06, 2020

Visitors should be able to enjoy impressive golden displays continuously through mid-August.

Sunflowers at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Bear named “Bruno” by social media sedated and transported to safety on Sunday by MDC staff

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 06, 2020

The roving bear that is suspected to have traveled several states has been released safely outside the urban area.

MDC state vet with sedated black bear.

MDC announces new hours for visitor center at Lost Valley Fish Hatchery

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 02, 2020

Visitor center scheduled to reopen on July 9 at Warsaw

Largemouth bass at Lost Valley

New MDC migratory bird and waterfowl hunting digest now available

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 02, 2020
Get it online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/waterfowl
2020 Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Digest

Accepting applications for a women-only managed deer hunt in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 01, 2020

Mentors will be provided for the hunt Oct. 24-25 at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area

Three women walk through the woods while deer hunting

Join MDC July 14 for webcast on catfish regs for Mark Twain Lake

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 01, 2020
Learn about and comment on potential new catfish regulations for Mark Twain Lake at mdc.mo.gov/MarkTwainCatfish.
Image of blue catfish

MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range to re-open July 8

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 01, 2020

Facility will have new Wednesday-Sunday schedule.

Andy Dalton Shooting Range Entrance Sign

MDC invites comments on Wildlife Code regulations

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 01, 2020
Comment on MDC regulations during July and August online at short.mdc.mo.gov/Zia.
MDC color logo

MDC’s Runge Nature Center reopens July 7 with health precautions

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2020
FREE public programs to resume, outdoors or in a virtual setting.
kayakers paddle on a lake

MDC announces five hunters drawn for elk permits

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 01, 2020
Five Missourians drawn were among 19,215 applications to hunt antlered elk this fall.
bull elk at Peck Ranch

MDC offers virtual fishing clinic July 18 to help new anglers learn the sport

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 30, 2020
Get started fishing with tackle and technique tips from experts
family fishing from deck

Application period for 2020 managed dove hunts on Columbia Bottom CA opens July 1-31

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 30, 2020

Hunters will be able to apply online to participate in this year’s Columbia Bottom managed dove hunts.

A dove hunter sits in a field with his shotgun.

MDC offers virtual exploration of aquatic life in the Burr Oak Woods pond

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 30, 2020

Online visitors can learn about fish, frogs, and insects in a healthy pond ecosystem

Youngsters explore aquatic life at Burr Oak Woods pond

Get fall deer and turkey hunting info from new MDC booklet

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 30, 2020
Get it online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fall-deer-and-turkey-hunting-regulations-and-information.
2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet cover

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MDC Media Staff

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