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Outdoors

Share your fishing skills by volunteering with MDC to teach others

Fishing is a great way for kids and families to have fun outdoors, discover nature, and make happy memories together. For more than a million anglers, conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish.

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Primitive is popular. Get with the times at MDC Cape Girardeau Nature Center

In the midst of current trends of stone-age diets and organic meals, primitive tools and skills are on the rise as well.

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MDC encourages people to help prevent wildfires

A combination of strong winds, low humidity, dry conditions, and warming temperatures this time of year has the potential to create explosive wildfires. Each year, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff work with fire departments around the state to help suppress thousands of wildfires that can consume tens-of-thousands of acres.

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MDC explains winter fish kills are no cause for alarm

The sun comes out and the temperature climbs bravely into the 40s. You shake off cabin fever with a stroll around a lake or pond and through the neighborhood. Birds are singing and the fish in the pond areā€¦dead!

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Celebrate 25 years of Missouri Stream Teams keeping our waters clean

In 1988, a small group of anglers got fed up with unsightly trash disrupting their fishing in Roubidoux Creek. These conservation-minded Missourians decided to clean this section of stream in south-central Missouri. In doing so, they formed the first Missouri Stream Team in 1989. The Roubidoux Fly Fishers Association (Stream Team 1) is still going strong 25 years later. During that time, the Missouri Stream Team Program has grown to more than 4,000 Stream Teams around the state with more than 85,000 volunteers.

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