Last updateTue, 22 Jul 2014 3pm


MDC hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the United Bowhunters of Missouri will host a Youth Bowfishing Clinic for ages 11 to 17 on June 13 and 14 in Cape Girardeau.

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Get your flyrod to catch some bluegill

Fly fishing is the first love of many die hard anglers. Few things match the inspirational feeling of loading a rod up and shooting a line 40 feet across a cold, clear trout stream. Equally inspiring is the powerful strike of a hard fighting fish. Trout are fabulous fish to target, but finding a place to catch them where the action is steady can be very difficult. Consider trying bluegill fishing with a  3 or 4 weight fly rod.

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Smallmouth bass and terrapins

Bass season opens on Ozark Rivers this week, and some of them will absolutely be choked with kayakers, canoeists, and vehicle campers at access points.  Weekend holidays are terrible times to be on the rivers, so on the Memorial Day weekend, I will be home working on the garden.  It hurts too much to see what those people from the cities will do to our rivers, the drugs and alcohol and the litter on gravel bars.

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Outdoor adventures await in Missouri State Parks

With summer around the corner, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature in Missouri’s state parks and historic sites.  Spending a night under the stars, hitting the trails and enjoying a day on the water are all options for guests enjoying Missouri State Parks. 

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Informational meeting at Meramec State Park May 25

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting at Meramec State Park near Sullivan on Sunday, May 25. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Visitor Center.