MDC and partners hosting Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Jan. 19-20

Few words can describe the thrill of seeing America’s national symbol soaring through the air in the wild, or close enough to touch.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its partners offer the chance to discover a close connection with the bald eagle. The Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Festival takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20.

Find places for outdoor fun with new MDC “MO Outdoors” app

Finding places to discover nature and enjoy outdoor activities in Missouri has just gotten easier. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) now offers its new, free mobile app – MO Outdoors. MO Outdoors users can quickly and easily find MDC outdoor offerings based on the types of outdoor activities they want close to home, work, or even while traveling.

They are a lot smarter than they used to be

    If you have never been hiding behind a tree or sitting in a blind watching a flock of wild ducks circling decoys you have missed one of the most thrilling and beautiful sights in the outdoors. I am getting everything ready for my first duck hunt next week…not expecting a whole lot perhaps. I will be sitting behind a big fallen tree in the back of my favorite cove for most of a day with Bolt, my Labrador, watching a handful of decoys before me.

There is a certain spirituality in hunting

     Christianity is the most popular religion in the world, with over 240 million followers in the United States, the largest concentration of Christians in the world. Roughly 80 percent of the people in the U.S. who have a religion are Christian. Protestant denominations account for 51.3 percent of Christians, while Catholics are 23.9 percent of the Christian population, and the largest denomination.

Maramec Spring Park season passes on sale

    2019 Maramec Spring Park Season Passes are now available at The James Foundation Office at 21506 Maramec Spring Drive, St. James, Missouri.