Exploring the outdoors in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

    I stepped off of the plain in Merida, Mexico into 93-degree temperatures. The memories of ice and snow in Missouri melted away. I would be enjoying big city cuisine prior to heading to the tarpon rich waters of San Felipe and then to the jungles of southern Campeche State to hunt ocellated turkeys.

Healing on the Katy Trail: Hike/Bike for military veterans will be Sept. 21

    Missouri Daughters of the American Revolution joins The Fisher House Foundation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to host “Hike/Bike for Military and Veterans” on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Hike/Bike is a charity walk and ride of various lengths across Missouri on the historic Katy Trail.

For big fish you must take big risks

    In my new book, “Recollections of an Old-Fashioned Angler,” I begin by writing about going trotlining on the river with my dad. I was only six- or seven-years-old and I sat there in the old wooden johnboat watching him run that line, which was lunging in his hands. Then I caught a glimpse of that huge fish coming up from the depths with a tremendous struggle, looking bigger than I was in that dim light.

MDC and rural fire departments are partners in fighting wildfires

One of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) partners in fighting or preventing wildfires turns 75 this year, while the others are of greatly varying ages. All are valuable, as is MDC’s role in protecting private property and wildlife habitat from accidental or arson fires in rural areas.

Celebrate Missouri trees with MDC through Arbor Days in April

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests during Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care.