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MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 15, 2019
Community lakes provide close-to-home angling opportunity
trout stocking

Catch-and-release winter trout fishing season underway in Sedalia and St. Joseph

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 15, 2019
MDC stocks trout for winter fishing, anglers may catch and keep after Feb. 1
releasing a rainbow trout

MDC, partners to host youth waterfowl workshop Dec. 13-15 in Sweet Springs

News from the region

Central
Nov 14, 2019
Register youth to attend this free workshop and participate in a mentored duck hunt.
two waterfowl hunters calling ducks

Discover nature with MDC through Eagle Days

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 13, 2019
Join MDC for Eagle Days events or watch eagles on your own around the state.
bald eagle perched on ice

MDC’s mandatory CWD sampling this weekend in 29 counties

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 12, 2019
Sampling stations will be open Nov. 16 and 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2019-cwd-map

MDC invites nature artists to wood painting class at Busch Conservation Area Nov. 19

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 12, 2019

Explore the creative side of conservation at this free class, with all materials provided.

A watercolor painting of an antlered whitetail deer.

Osage County angler ties state record for skipjack herring

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 08, 2019

Bryant Rackers now holds a second state record after reeling in a 3-pound skipjack herring on the Osage River.

Bryant Rackers shows off his state record skipjack herring.

MDC hosts FREE hiking and backpacking basics program at Gist Ranch Dec. 14

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 08, 2019
Gist Ranch features woodlands, springs and glades, producing quality deer, turkey and quail habitat.
Woods at Gist Ranch

MDC offers free Civil War era outdoor skills event Nov. 16 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 08, 2019

Free Underground Railroad photo exhibit also opens at Gorman Discovery Center

Potted plants next to several books.

MDC notes icy frost flowers appearing on cold mornings

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 08, 2019
Watch for icy ribbons at the base of certain wild plants on cold mornings
frost flower

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in 16 new Missouri counties

News from the region

Central
Nov 06, 2019

Tree-killing pest has now spread to 75 Missouri counties.

A map depicting where Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in Missouri.

Get your Twin Pines nature fix before seasonal hours transition Dec. 1.

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 05, 2019

Register now for Nature’s Ornaments or stop by to visit the exhibits before the winter closure.

The mailbox of Twin Pines Nature Center.

Powder Valley Nature Center announces last call for entries in its 2019 photo contest

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 05, 2019

Nature photographers will have until Dec. 1 to enter images taken at the nature center and nearby MDC areas

A whitetail buck in the woods

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures Nov. 8 – 10

News from the region

Central
Nov 05, 2019
Trails will close for three days to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.
Runge Sign

Young deer hunters harvest 18,158 during early youth portion

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 04, 2019
Top counties were Osage, Howell, and Franklin.
first-time deer hunter Troy Fox (left) took this buck

MDC celebrates 50 years of urban fishing by stocking 10lb rainbow trout in select St. Louis lakes

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 04, 2019

Great trout fishing opportunities just got bigger this winter for St. Louis area residents.

MDC staff look on as they release rainbow trout into a lake.

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces November programs

News from the region

Central
Nov 01, 2019

Programs include tomahawk throwing, deer processing, trout fishing, and more.

A man holds a rainbow trout.

Hunters check 1,952 birds during fall firearms turkey season

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 01, 2019
Top harvest counties were Crawford and Greene with 61 birds harvested in each, followed by Laclede with 59, and Phelps with 58.
2019 Turkey Production Map

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard at a Nov. 9 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 01, 2019

People can get tips at a free event at MDC's Southwest Regional Office in Springfield.

A cardinal and other birds perch on a birdhouse.

MDC notes 75th anniversary of Missouri's modern deer hunting tradition

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 31, 2019

Restoration of state's white-tailed deer a major success for conservation and communities

Three women walk through the woods while deer hunting

Sunrise and sunset info down in MDC MO Hunting app

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 31, 2019
MDC hunting booklets list sunrise and sunset tables.
mo-hunting-icon

Learn about fall color Nov. 9 at MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 30, 2019

Participants can learn why leaves change color and will go on a fall hike.

Maple leaves with orange fall color.

Award-winning wildlife photographer shares secrets Nov. 8 at MDC's Springfield Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 30, 2019

Free program provides helpful hints for nature photography enthusiasts.

Nature photographer Noppadol Paothong holds his camera.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center will go to winter schedule Nov. 1

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 29, 2019

Trails open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, building will be closed Sundays and Mondays.

The entrance sign to the Springfield Nature Center.

MDC wins community planning public outreach award

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2019

MDC honored for its Conservation Planning Tools Reference Manual.

Community Conservation Planner Ronda Burnett poses with the Outstanding Initiative Award with Missouri APA Chapter President Jason Ray.

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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