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Waterfowl hunting update for Duck Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2010

Duck Creek Conservation Area attracts hunters from all over Missouri and beyond. Current Golden Anniversary renovations are expected to impact waterfowl hunting on the area.

MDC event highlights outdoor opportunities in Springfield area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2010

Waterfowl hunting seminar set for Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2010

Learn more about waterfowl hunting at this "Discover Hunting: Waterfowl Hunting” clinic.

Campout to connect with Missouri’s big rivers

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 10, 2010

Have a great family camping weekend at the Second Annual Discover Nature: Families Confluence Campout at Columbia Bottom.

Monarch Mania fluttering to Discovery Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2010

Discover nature at Monarch Mania and book signing on Sept. 18 at the Discovery Center.

Monarch - Tagged

Conservation Department still seeking comments on elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 08, 2010

The Conservation Department wants to address all concerns.

Emergency closure of hunting season not the end of Missouri's ruffed grouse story

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 07, 2010

The Conservation Department and the Ruffed Grouse Society are still working to establish sustainable numbers of grouse and habitat to support them.

Reed Area’s tried and true dove hunting tradition

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 07, 2010

A rainy morning didn’t stop hunters from bagging afternoon doves on the season’s opening day at the James A. Reed Conservation Area near Lee’s Summit.

Max Carney holds a dove he shot at Reed CA

Autumn hunting seasons begin with doves

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 07, 2010
A harvested dove placed on an orange meshed bag.

Hundreds attend MDC public meetings on elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 27, 2010

Department staff share information on restoration plan and gather public feedback.

elk

Applications open Sept. 1 for waterfowl hunting reservations

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 27, 2010

Applications will be handled entirely via the Internet this year.

St. Louis area youths earn national shooting honors and championship title

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 27, 2010

Two squads of young trap shooters from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Jay Henges Shooting Range walked away with national titles.

Henges Orange Squad Champs

MDC to Host Women’s Waterfowl Hunting Clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 24, 2010

The MDC will host a waterfowl hunting clinic on Oct. 3 designed specifically for women. A hunt will follow during the waterfowl season.

Busch Shooting Range temporarily closing for repairs

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 23, 2010

The rifle and pistol range at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area will be closed from Monday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Sept. 2 for repairs.

MDC offers wingshooting workshops for game-bird hunters

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 23, 2010

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer free workshops throughout the state to help migratory and upland game-bird hunters improve their shooting skills, especially with non-toxic shot.

MDC’s Kyle Lairmore receives State Employee Award of Distinction

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 20, 2010

Governor recognizes MDC Private Land Conservationist for outstanding public service.

Kyle Lairmore

August 2010 Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 20, 2010

MDC’s Sedalia Office Earns EPA ENERGY STAR® award

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 20, 2010

MDC Sedalia facility joins MDC Kirksville office and 27 other office buildings in Missouri recognized for environmental stewardship through energy efficiency.

Sedalia Office

Conservation Commission approves appeal of Ripley County judgment

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 20, 2010

Department plans appeal over three deer hunting regulations.

Conservation Commission approves contract for Eminence City Park

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 20, 2010

Community assistance project will provide improved boating and fishing access.

Doves, places to hunt them plentiful in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 17, 2010

The Conservation Department manages fields especially for doves and hunters. The birds get credit for their own abundance.

August 2010 Conservation Commission Meeting Tentative Agenda

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 12, 2010

The tentative agenda for the August 2010 Conservation Commission meeting.

Act now to avoid hunter education rush

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 11, 2010

Hunting season is near, and classes fill up early.

Dove season brings changes to Maintz Wildlife Preserve

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 10, 2010

More sunflowers added to attract doves and allow hunters more room. Hunting hours changing to give doves break and extend hunt.

MDC to hold “open house” meetings on potential elk restoration

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 06, 2010

MDC will hold "open house" public meetings Aug. 23, 24 and 26 in counties around restoration zone and is seeking public comment.

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MDC Media Staff

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