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MDC offering waterfowl workshops in St. Louis region this March to give input on upcoming seasons

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 06, 2020
MDC workshops in Elsberry and St. Charles will solicit hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2021-2025 seasons.
waterfowl hunter in blind

Feral Hogs in Missouri: Illegal release and transport has driven up damage over decades

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 06, 2020
The feral hog business has a long history of causing problems for Missourians.
feral hogs with ear tags

MDC invites public to learn about fly fishing at program at Neosho Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 05, 2020
Free Feb. 15 event is cooperative effort of MDC, Neosho National Fish Hatchery and MAKO Fly Fishers.
woman fly fishing in stream

MDC invites gun owners to firearms care workshop at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 05, 2020
Free Feb. 15 program will cover basic care, cleaning, and storage of firearms.
items on a table used for firearms care and a rifle and shotgun

MDC invites public to smallmouth bass program Feb. 20

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 05, 2020

Free program at Springfield Nature Center offers tips for hooking this popular fish.

A picture of smallmouth bass underwater.

MDC crowns state champion river birch tree in Howard County

News from the region

Central
Feb 04, 2020

Howard County farm recognized as home to largest known river birch tree in the state.

Forester A.J. Campbell presents the Champion Tree plaque to Larry and Brenda Potterfield and Andrew Robinson.

Cape Nature Center FREE events include Paddling for Veterans and viewing of The Lorax

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 04, 2020
Programs at the Nature Center are always FREE, thanks to the Conservation State Sales Tax.
Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Test your fishing skills through MDC’s first Blue-Ribbon Trout Slam

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 04, 2020

MDC and Trout Unlimited partnered to offer Missouri anglers their first “Trout Slam”

The medallion and gold, silver, and bronze pins awarded to Trout Slam anglers.

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 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.
MDC Color Logo

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.

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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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
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Bill Graham
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Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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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
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Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554