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Missouri increases feral hog elimination efforts, adapts strategy for 2020

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 17, 2020
Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership to cover thousands of acres in feral hog elimination.
training for feral hog winter operations

MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong program this Friday at Powder Valley Nature Center rescheduled for Feb. 21

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 16, 2020
Program rescheduled for February due to potentially dangerous driving conditions and weather on Friday.
Noppadol Paothong

MDC invites duck hunters to meetings in Joplin, Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 15, 2020
Waterfowl workshops Feb. 4 in Joplin and Feb. 5 in Springfield will give hunters chances to offer input.
duck hunter with dog in cattails

MDC to host two fly tying clinics in northeast Missouri this winter

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 15, 2020

Register to attend a FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies

A participant of an MDC fly tying workshop shows off his flies.

MDC plans Master Naturalist volunteer trainings in central Missouri this spring

News from the region

Central
Jan 15, 2020

Participants must register and attend orientation to join classes in Camdenton, or Columbia.

Participants learning about nature during a naturalist program.

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls at programs in Branson and Springfield Feb. 7

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 15, 2020

Events at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson and Springfield Conservation Nature Center in Springfield will provide opportunities to learn about owls.

A barred owl rests on a tree branch.

MDC to host ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell Feb. 8

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 15, 2020
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.
hooked fish during ice fishing

MDC and partners host FREE Landowner Workshop Series in Park Hills throughout February

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 14, 2020
Weekly evening courses for landowners will focus on Chronic Wasting Disease, water quality, quail habitat and sustainable forest harvests.
two bucks browsing

MDC and partners offer free native warm season grass workshop Jan. 23 in Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 14, 2020
Learn about managing native grasses for wildlife habitat and cattle forage
field of grass and flowers

MDC invites teachers to Feb. 14 archery instructor training in Republic

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 14, 2020
Feb. 14 class at Republic High School will prep instructors for MoNASP curriculum.
MONASP archers shooting at targets

MDC to host fly fishing workshops this February in Phelps County

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 13, 2020

Register to attend these FREE Discover Nature – Fishing courses for ages 16+.

MDC staff help participants tie lures as part of a fly fishing workshop.

Apply online starting Feb. 1 for MDC spring managed turkey hunts

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 13, 2020
Apply during February through the MDC website at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts
wild turkey in field

MDC to host farm legacy workshop in Kirksville Jan. 25

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 10, 2020

Free land stewardship program helps landowners plan for next generation and beyond.

Legacy workshop attendees

MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 10, 2020

Free event on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19 is great way to learn about eagles in Missouri.

A bald eagle in flight.

Powder Valley Nature Center presents an Evening with Raptors program Jan. 31

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 09, 2020
St. Louis Sprout and About will join MDC to help visitors discover an ancient hunting partnership between humans and birds.
man holding a falcon on glove

MDC fishing program wins governor’s award for innovation

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 09, 2020

Roaring River Fish Hatchery staff recognized for providing special “First Hole” fishing experience for new anglers.

MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley poses with Governor Mike Parson and the Roaring River Fish Hatchery staff at the Missouri State Capitol.

MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong speaking at Powder Valley Nature Center Jan. 17

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 08, 2020

Reservations are now open to see MDC’s award-winning photographer as he shares stunning images of Missouri’s wildlife and landscapes.

MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong poses with his camera in nature.

MDC reports 12,000 deer taken during alternative-methods portion

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 08, 2020
Top harvest counties: Callaway with 315 deer harvested, Franklin with 297, and Pike with 261.
buck in tall grass

Attend MDC waterfowl workshops to give input on upcoming seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 07, 2020
MDC workshops in January, February, and March will solicit hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2021-2025 seasons.
duck hunters in blind

MDC offers women’s basic handgun workshop Jan. 28 in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Jan 07, 2020

Preregister today to attend this free program for women ages 14 and older.

An MDC agent helps a woman learn to shoot a handgun.

MDC 2019 Notable News

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 06, 2020
Permit changes, possible elk hunting among notable news for the past year.
MDC logo

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces January programs

News from the region

Central
Jan 06, 2020
Program topics include fly tying, Canada goose hunting, predators, owls, wildlife in winter, and more.
saw-whet owl

March 6 deadline for MDC Arbor Award of Excellence nominations

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 06, 2020
MDC and MCFC encourage nominations of local tree stewards for award recognition. Nominations are due by March 6.
Arbor Award of Excellence Winners

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 25-26

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 06, 2020
Discover nature this winter and witness one of the best opportunities for eagle watching in the country.
Eagle Swooping

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop Jan. 24 in Gasconade County

News from the region

Central
Jan 06, 2020
Register to attend this FREE workshop on fire as an important land-management tool.
managing property with prescribed fire

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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