Last updateFri, 21 Nov 2014 8am


Small game hunting forecast is mostly sunny

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Quail, pheasant, and squirrel numbers are increasing from recent lows in most areas, and rabbits are likely to follow this general upward trend, according to resource scientists with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Weekly fall color reports now available

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples.

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Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation invites you to celebrate the Show-Me-State's rich hunting heritage and fishing traditions through our National Hunting and Fishing Day events on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Outdoor Communicators meet In Columbia

    Approximately 50 members of the Missouri Outdoor Communicators met recently in Columbia, Missouri, as guests of the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Outdoor communicators enjoyed three days of activities, meetings, seminars and social events organized by the Beenders-Walkers Group, Executive Directors of MOC and the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Pelicans and Waspers

    If you have never watched a giant flock of pelicans in flight you have missed, uh, well, seeing pelicans in flight! Nothing flies like that. They are kind of pretty, because they soar and twist so slowly, and turn and reflect their snow-white plumage in the sun as they do so. Every year about this time they frequent the upper reaches of Truman Lake by the thousands and thousands.

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Discover nature with elk driving tours

An additional route will make it easier than ever to see Missouri’s wild elk this year, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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