Outdoors

Everyone enjoys watching a bobber on still water

    If I were ever asked to list the 10 things I have enjoyed the most in my life in the outdoors, not too far down the line I would list, “watching a bobber.” It was one of life’s greatest pleasures in my youth. You too have likely done that if you grew up in the country. If you have been there and done that, you know what I mean.

MDC and Quail Forever invite landowners on quail walking tour near Gerald Aug. 3

Are you a landowner or manager who would like to see more quail and other upland wildlife? Reading books and online research can help, but nothing beats seeing actual techniques and practice, as well as viewing the results.

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.