MDC invites people to explore a Missouri stream on Aug. 11

    A healthy Missouri stream is full of life—literally. Crayfish, fish, turtles, and a variety of insects are among the creatures that can be found at or beneath the surface of many of the Show-Me state’s streams.

August just ain’t so bad

By Larry Dablemont
    It is unusual for the Ozarks to get so much rain in July, but it certainly doesn’t hurt fishing, especially in streams. When I was a kid, any summer rain that raised the Big Piney and made dinghy-colored water flow into it, sent me to a couple of favorite gravel bar spots with a rod and reel and a bucketful of night-crawlers.

Outdoors Act will fund much-needed improvements

By Bill Cooper
    The biggest outdoor news to hit the news in decades appeared nationwide recently as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the landmark legislation to promote conservation and access to public lands on a bipartisan vote of 310 to 107. Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) represents the single largest financial commitment to increasing public land access and opportunities for sportsman and women in a lifetime.