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Douglas County man shoots new state-record sucker

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 16, 2020

Justin Lakey of Ava shot a 5-pound, 1-ounce white sucker at Lake Taneycomo

Justin Lakey holds his state-record white sucker.

MDC offers nature's version of March Madness on March 26 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 16, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A cedar waxwing bird on a tree branch.

MDC forecasts challenging spring turkey hunting season

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 16, 2020
The youth-only weekend is April 4 and 5 with the regular spring season April 20 through May 10.
Cover of Spring Turkey Hunting booklet

MDC cancels MoNASP virtual state tournament activities at schools

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 16, 2020
School closings prompt cancellation of state archery tournament virtual alternative.
MDC Color Logo

MDC cancels most programs and events through April 15

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 16, 2020
Cancellations done to protect safety of public amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
MDC Color Logo

POSTPONED: 25th anniversary celebration of Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Mar 13, 2020
Weather forecast and public health precautions prompt postponement of open house event.
Sunset at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

MDC invites public to Springfield Nature Center event on March 20 that blends music with a love of the outdoors

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 12, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A view of Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area in Taney County.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 12, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A controlled burn in a dry field.

MDC to host intermediate fly tying clinic March 26 in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Mar 12, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A fly lure.

MDC plans Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Workshop in Kirksville April 25

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 12, 2020

Register by April 15 to attend this training and contribute to preservation of Missouri’s streams.

Two women wade in a river to monitor water quality.

MoNASP state tournament changed from live event to virtual one

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 12, 2020
March 19-21 state tournament at Branson Convention Center has been cancelled and is being replaced with a virtual event through numerous local competitions around the state.
student archers competing in 2019 state tournament.

MDC invites people to ammunition reloading workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 12, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
ammunition -- shotgun shells and bullets

MDC offers free fishing skills and tackle maintenance lessons in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 11, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THESE PROGRAMS THROUGH APRIL 15 TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

MDC staff teach a family how to use a fishing pole.

Twin Pines to host hunter education skills session March 31

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 10, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
two turkey hunters walking in woods

MDC holds introductory archery program March 19 at Andy Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 10, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
woman shooting bow

MDC to host beginner fly tying clinic in Moberly March 14

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 10, 2020

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

MDC staff teach participants how to tie flies during a workshop.

MDC invites public to crappie seminar for beginners in Springfield March 24

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 09, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A group of crappie

MDC holds pond management workshop for landowners in Warrenton March 25

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 09, 2020

UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.

A pond at sunset

Osage County angler continues record-breaking streak

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 09, 2020

Bryant Rackers of Bonnots Mill now holds the first alternative methods record for shorthead redhorse.

Bryant Rackers holds his state-record shorthead redhorse.

MDC offers free backpacking training and trip at Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 04, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM/EVENT TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
man setting up campsite

MDC connects newcomers with wild turkey hunting classes in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 04, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THESE PROGRAMS/EVENTS TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
tom turkey displaying

MDC offers pond management workshops for landowners in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Mar 04, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THESE PROGRAMS/EVENTS TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
image of lake with grassy bank

Webster County angler breaks days-old record for yellow perch

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 03, 2020

Brian Holiday of Fordland caught a 2-pound, 3-ounce yellow perch from Bull Shoals Lake.

Brian Holiday holds his state-record yellow perch.

MDC offers free Naturescaping workshop on March 14 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 03, 2020

Native plant sale open to all visitors will follow the workshop

Spiderwort flowers

MDC invites people to Springfield Nature Center March 13 event that combines nature and music

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 03, 2020

Bo Brown, Bob Ranney share passion for music and nature at free program.

Violin

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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