The gray wolf originally ranged throughout Missouri, but with settlement the species was gradually exterminated. While there is no evidence of a breeding population in the state, wolves are listed as a protected species in Missouri, and they occasionally wander into Missouri from northern states.
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease that kills cave-dwelling bats. Learn Missouri's plan for controlling WNS, which does not affect humans. Please stay out of conservation-area caves until further notice.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.