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MDC says verify regulations before hunting at conservation areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 06, 2020

Many western Missouri areas have special regulations and boundaries

Hunter walks through woods

MDC to host 34th annual Poosey Conservation Area fall tour Oct. 18

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 06, 2020

Enjoy autumn color with backwoods driving through Poosey's varied ecology

Horseback ride through Poosey

MDC awards grant funding for community forest improvements

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 06, 2020

TRIM grants offer cost-share funding to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.

A woman walks through a neighborhood lined with trees

MDC offers Halloween season nature treats in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 05, 2020

Gorman Discovery Center and Burr Oak Woods conjure up special programs

A little girl and her father take a Halloween nature walk

MDC completes upgrades and reopens Golden Valley Shooting Range near Clinton

Oct 05, 2020
Range offers place for firearms practice
Two people shooting rifles at Golden Valley Shooting Range

MDC invites kayakers to enjoy fall paddling opportunities in the St. Louis region

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 02, 2020
Cooler temperatures and changing colors provide a perfect backdrop for exploring waterways by kayak in the St. Louis region.
Kayaker on Huzzah Creek

MDC reports hemorrhagic disease in Missouri deer

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 02, 2020
Report suspected cases of hemorrhagic disease to MDC at WildlifeHealth@mdc.mo.gov.
dead deer in pond

MDC Cape Nature Center to host Oct. 8 recycled paper bead art event

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 02, 2020

Learn how to repurpose magazines for great holiday gifts while also helping the environment.

Paper beads

MDC Outdoor Recreation Spotlight: 5 kayaking opportunities in central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Oct 02, 2020

Enjoy mild weather and see fall colors from the water this autumn.

A kayak floats on the Gasconade River at sunset.

MDC invites first-time youth deer hunters to free mentored hunt in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Oct 01, 2020

Youth ages 11-15 who have never Telechecked a deer may apply to attend this hunt.

Young hunter aims rifle

Kayaks are great ways to explore MDC areas in the fall

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 01, 2020

Migratory birds, fall foliage, and clear water are all reasons fall is a great time to paddle.

kayaking couple

MDC’s Cape Nature Center’s October programs include canoeing at Tywappity Lake, deer hunting for beginners and night hike on Pawpaw Valley Trail

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 01, 2020

Mark your calendar to attend this month’s family friendly events

Kids night hike

Uncover the secrets of caves and cave life Oct. 13 at MDC virtual program

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 30, 2020
Learn all about these incredible underground environments during this free online presentation.
pool in cave cavern

Learn why it's good for some animals to be slimy at Oct. 6 MDC kids program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 29, 2020

Online event will explore the ooey-gooey squirmy side of nature.

Slug on leaf

Learn how milkweed helps pollinators at Oct. 2 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 29, 2020

Online event will provide information on the benefits of this plant.

Swallowtail butterfly on milkweed

MDC invites public to paddle by moonlight on Oct. 2

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 29, 2020

Perry County Community Lake will be the site for the night-time float.

Sunset float

Wildlife diets will be focus of Oct. 8 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 29, 2020

Participants can watch animals eat at Cape Girardeau Nature Center during online event

Group of crickets

MDC connects people with nature's fall harvest of wild edibles

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 28, 2020

Free foraging and outdoor cooking classes on tap in Kansas City

Fall edible spread

MDC encourages people to counter window strikes during fall bird migration

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 28, 2020

Preventing window strikes is one small way to make an impact for birds over the long-term.

Yellow bellied sapsucker that collided with a window

Henges and Busch Shooting Ranges offer field to freezer deer processing classes Oct. 6

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 28, 2020

Hunters can learn the important skills of handling and preparing their deer immediately after harvest.

Deer hunter in woods with rifle

MDC seeks Trivia Tuesday competitors for nature game in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 25, 2020

Have fun connecting with nature at Gorman Discovery Center

Yellow garden spider

MDC conservation agent wins regional, state, and national honors

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 25, 2020

Jasper County agent Will Carr wins MDC and Safari Club awards.

Will Carr with Jason Dickey and Scott Burger

MDC agents rescue deer tangled in soccer net in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 25, 2020
Young white-tailed buck was release unharmed
buck entangled in soccer net

MDC's Cape Nature Center’s two-headed black rat snake turns 15

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2020

Catch a glimpse of the snake devouring her weekly meal.

Two-headed black western ratsnake

Headwaters Access to open Sept. 26 following upgrades to entrance road, parking, angled boat ramp

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2020
New design will reduce bank erosion and maintenance while increasing parking area and improving public access.
Headwaters Access Sign

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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
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Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
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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