Outdoors

Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days on your own

Did you know that thousands of bald eagles visit Missouri each winter and eagle watching in Missouri can be spectacular? From late December through early February, watch for eagles perched in large trees along river, streams, and lakes. Get out early in the morning to see eagles flying and fishing.

Gray shrew is a really unusual find

By Larry Dablemont
    I don’t have much trouble social distancing. I live on a high ridge miles from any towns. This ridge is completely timbered, with a nice pond I built to water wild creatures that live here, and there are a lot of them. My pond is full of fish, all native species, with bullfrogs as well.

Deer camp 2020 was just one big disaster

By Bill Cooper
    Deer hunters make annual treks to the woods in hopes of bagging the 30-point buck. Or, to at least enjoy themselves and hang out with their buddies.
    Deer camp 2020 goes down in history as the worst ever for seven of us who gathered in Shannon County for the first several days the Missouri firearms deer season.

Missouri State Parks enthusiasts can share the love with a December gift card special

Missouri State Parks enthusiasts can share their love for state parks and historic sites with the December gift card special. A Missouri State Parks gift card is a great holiday gift for someone who loves Missouri State Parks and the outdoors, and can be used for camping reservations or state park merchandise.

MDC to hold virtual Cooking Wild for the Holidays class Dec. 15

For many, an important part of the Christmas holiday season is reconnecting with traditions of the past. Before the modern era of frozen turkeys, boxed stuffing, and canned vegetables, there was food from nature. It was a time when the outdoors provided the feast, rather than the grocery store.