Outdoors

MDC and State of Missouri increase penalties for poaching 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.

Echo Bluff State Park hosts Missouri Black Bear Project program Aug. 3

Black bears are an important resource in Missouri for their value as a game species and their contributions to regional biodiversity and ecosystem health. Sightings have become more common in recent years. Join Missouri Department of Conservation staff at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Echo Bluff State Park amphitheater to learn about the scientific data collected in the Missouri Black Bear Project and what the future of Missouri Black Bears holds. Learn about bear history and the surprises found in test results.  

Get fall deer and turkey hunting info from MDC’s new booklet

Missouri deer and turkey hunters can get the most current information on fall hunting from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) “2019 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting & Regulations Information” booklet, available where permits are sold and online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fall-deer-and-turkey-hunting-regulations-and-information.

MDC caving tours offer cool Missouri outings in summer

On a typical July day in Missouri, spending time enjoying the outdoors means swimming through the humidity. Rather than dripping in sweat, one group attending a class at Missouri Department of Conservation’s Runge Conservation Nature Center found themselves underground dripping with cool cave water.