Outdoors

Elephant Rocks State Park hosting Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Event Aug. 13

To mark this year’s biggest summer meteor shower, Elephant Rocks State Park staff invites the public to a rare after-dark event at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13. The Perseid Meteor Shower is caused by particles released by the 109P/Swift-Tuttle Comet and can be seen with the naked eye. Park staff will be available to direct visitors to the best and safest areas to view the shower.

MDC invites deer hunters to virtual Introduction to Bowhunting class Aug. 9

Hunting deer with firearms may be the most popular method, but it’s the bowhunters who get the most time and opportunity in the field.  Missouri’s bowhunting season spans four months, from Sept. 15 to Nov. 12 and Nov. 24- Jan. 15, 2022.  And much of this time the bowhunter can have the deer woods to themselves.

Know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses to stay safe when enjoying nature

Heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, happen when the body is not able to properly cool itself. While the body normally cools itself by sweating, during extreme heat this might not be enough. Knowing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses can help you stay safe when enjoying nature.

American Outdoor Brands and Missouri 4-H partner to support youth development programs

American Outdoor Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: AOUT), an industry-leading provider of products and accessories for rugged outdoor enthusiasts, and Missouri 4-H, part of the nation’s largest youth development organization, today announced they will partner to provide youths across Missouri with equal access to development opportunities provided by Missouri 4-H Shooting Sports and Natural Resources programs.