Outdoors

MDC reminds people not to feed deer in CWD management counties

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking residents who live in Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management counties to help slow the spread and reduce the impact of CWD in Missouri.  CWD a fatal neurological disease that infects only deer and other members of the deer family.

Keep and eat spotted bass to help smallmouth

By Larry Dablemont
    A couple of weeks ago a friend and I found a stretch of the Sac River we wanted to fish and a strange thing happened…we caught five incredibly large spotted bass on topwater lures.

Teen hunter enjoys teal opener

By Bill Cooper
    Teal are on the move. They begin their migrations from breeding grounds in the prairie pothole regions of the U.S. and Canada in mid-August as the primordial urges spurred by shorter day length stirs their will to travel.

MDC partners with Bayer to support pollinator education efforts

Pollinators play a critical role in the production of most fruits and vegetables and a great way to support them is by planting native plants. Bayer is helping the cause by giving away free native-plant seed packets through a new partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

Learn2 Climb program offered at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

Want to see Missouri’s beautiful state parks from a new perspective? Join the Learn2 Climb program and learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing, including safety and techniques, from a certified instructor, and then try it out on real rock. This beginner-level course will allow you to enjoy nature from new heights!