Outdoors

Echo Bluff State Park to host Dark Sky Astronomy Event March 2

Come to Echo Bluff State Park for a Dark Sky Astronomy Program from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mar. 2. Meet on the “Sky Porch” at Bluff Top Pavilion parking lot. The Dent County Astronomers will have their scopes set up and ready to view constellations and the Milky Way. Learn about how light pollution obstructs our view of the sky in cities and towns around the world and what we can do to keep our skies dark.

MDC seeks information in poaching case of two adult elk

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) seeks information in the case of two adult elk shot Friday, Feb. 8, near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. One of the elk was a 10-year-old bull, brought to Missouri from Kentucky in 2011. The other was an adult cow, born in Missouri. Conservation agents note no parts of either animal were removed.  As is the case with most poaching incidents today, these actions had nothing to do with providing meat for a family.

Battle of Pilot Knob presents a new exhibit: Why This Valley?

Come to the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and experience its rotating exhibit of themed displays of artifacts relating to the site. Many of these are original artifacts never on public display until now. Each exhibit will be on display for two months.

MDC updates MO Hunting app with new layout, improved functions

Turkey hunters, deer hunters, and others who use the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free MO Hunting app will need to perform a simple update to get the latest layout, features, and functions.

Latest news and views from the Branson outdoor media event

    The Conservation Federation of Missouri held its annual media event at Lilley’s Landing on Lake Taneycomo last week. The attendees looked like the who’s who list of Missouri’s outdoor media folks. Everyone enjoyed fabulous fishing and garnered the latest outdoor information from a host of experts in the industry.