Outdoors

Want to become a conservation agent? MDC taking applications in July for next agent training academy

Interested in a healthy, rewarding, outdoor career to help protect and manage wildlife resources for future generations? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is currently recruiting and accepting online applications to fill an academy class of conservation agent trainees.

Learn how to make a basic cane pole for fishing with MDC at virtual class June 28

There’s no better way to get back to the basics of fishing than using an old-fashioned cane pole.  No high-tech graphite rods, no fancy spin-casting reels, just the fundamentals of fishing—a snapshot from a simpler era.  Cane pole fishing is an easy, affordable, non-mechanical way to experience the sport at its purest.  It can also be an effective way to catch fish.  The first step of course, is to obtain a cane fishing pole.  Best of all, you can make your own.

MDC reminds people to celebrate safely this summer

As people celebrate this summer, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds everyone to be careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire.

Turtles are focus of July 6 MDC online program

Turtles are a commonly seen animal, but many people don’t realize all the unique adaptations these reptiles utilize to survive from one year to the next.

MDC inducts Joel Vance into Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) posthumously honored Joel M. Vance, formerly of Russellville, by inducting him into the Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame on June 17 during a ceremony at the MDC Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City. Vance died on Dec. 9, 2020, at age 86.