Outdoors

MDC explores expanding proposed regulation to allow bicycles on conservation-area service roads

The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at its Jan. 22 open meeting on a proposed change to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regulations that would allow expanded use of bicycles on many department-area service roads.

MDC invites public to March 11 virtual tree-planting workshop

Trees are planted for many reasons, including aesthetics, wildlife habitat, shade, energy conservation, erosion reduction, and in remembrance of an event or person. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds landowners that when adding trees to your property, planning should come before planting.

Would you go fishing with a politician?

By Larry Dablemont
    I don’t want to make anyone real awful mad here but I can’t tell you the name of one politician that I would want to go fishing with. The whole bunch of them seems a sorry lot to me and I put them all in the same sack. But then, what do I know about politics? I only know about fishing, and if I had caught any fish this past week I’d be writing about that!

Five tips to help get ready for trout season

By Bill Cooper
    Missouri’s catch and keep trout season begins in the state’s four trout parks Monday, March 1. Thousands of anxious anglers will congregate in the parks to celebrate what many call their beginning of spring. Following are some tips to help you get ready for the season and enjoy your first day of trout fishing.