Be happy, it’s duck season
Several winters ago we had a big rain late in the winter and the water on Stockton Lake came way up. It hadn’t been a great year for duck-hunting, but when that lake level climbed up into the vegetation and flooded many of the long coves and tributaries, waterfowl found it to be a winter haven. My hunting partner and I found great hunting that last week of the season, but I will particularly remember one day when the temperature stayed in the 20s and it was still and sunny.
Gov. Nixon harvests 11-point buck in Clark County; donates venison to Share the Harvest, urges others to do the same
• Governor one of thousands of Missouri hunters feeding those in need this year
Gov. Jay Nixon yesterday harvested an 11-point buck while deer hunting in Clark County on the opening day of firearms deer season. The Governor donated the venison to Missouri’s Share the Harvest program, a public-private partnership that provides meat to families in need.
Conservation agents conduct archery compliance check
Missouri conservation agents conducted an archery compliance check in Howell, Phelps, and Texas Counties over the Veteran’s Day weekend. The first portion of the Archery deer season ends this Friday.
Protection District Supervisor Jerry Elliott said this compliance check was very similar to checks the agents conduct at trout parks when they check all resource users.
Discover nature with MDC Eagle Days events around the state
From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle-viewing on your own.
Hunters help feed the needy with charitable venison donation program
$7 may not seem like a lot of money these days, but it can go a long way to feeding those in need, thanks to the Share the Harvest Program.
Hunting off the back porch
Three or four years ago, I was sitting on my screened porch a couple of days before the end of October when 30 or 40 wild turkeys fed out of the timber into back lawn, where acorns were plentiful. I had a fall turkey tag left so I slipped into my office and retrieved my shotgun.