Outdoors

Maramec Spring Park season passes on sale

    2021 Maramec Spring Park Season Passes will be available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The James Foundation Office located at 21506 Maramec Spring Drive and the Reception Building located at 21880 Maramec Spring Drive on Thursday through Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning December 1.

MDC thanks deer hunters for help with CWD sampling

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) thanks the many deer hunters who participated in its tissue sampling efforts in 30 counties Nov. 14 and 15 to find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in harvested deer. Thanks to hunter participation, MDC collected tissue samples of lymph nodes from approximately 2,780 hunter-harvested deer for CWD testing. Lymph nodes are one area in deer where CWD is concentrated.

Nov. 25 MDC online program offers tips on frying fish

Turkey and dressing aren’t the only food choices at this time of year. Watching and listening to fish filets sizzle in a skillet or fish fryer is a great ending for a fishing trip and those filets, if prepared correctly, will add deliciousness to family gatherings regardless of what month it is.

Discover nature this Thanksgiving break with MDC

Relieve some holiday stress this Thanksgiving by taking a break with nature and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). You can easily connect with the outdoors through free MDC programs, at MDC nature centers around the state, and nearly 1,000 conservation areas with outdoor recreation opportunities.