Outdoors

MDC reports 93,355 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 93,355 deer during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. Of the 93,355 deer harvested, 55,267 were antlered bucks, 7,250 were button bucks, and 30,838 were does.

Get tips on making venison jerky at Dec. 2 MDC virtual program

Besides giving hunters an enjoyable outdoors experience, a successful deer hunt can also provide a healthy snack option – venison jerky.

Just dreading another deer season

By Larry Dablemont
    On Saturday there will be an army of people in the woods with high-powered rifles after white-tail deer. For some reason, I can never relax during deer season. I live in the woods and it can be dangerous. Two Kansas City greenhorns have leased a neighbor’s land.

Powder Valley Nature Center exhibiting 2022 Missouri Junior Duck Stamp Contest art entries during November

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is exhibiting the 2022 Missouri Junior Duck Stamp Contest winning art entries during the month of November at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center.

Learn the art of furbearer trapping with free MDC workshop Dec. 10-11 at Shaw Nature Reserve

Trapping has an ancient heritage that involves strategy and wit to overcome a furbearing animal’s acute instincts for survival.  It’s also a practical way to help control furbearer populations that could become too large or create nuisance wildlife problems.  Trapping is part of a rich outdoor tradition and history in Missouri that reaches back many generations.