Outdoors

Missouri spring turkey season ends with 38,777 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 36,231 birds during Missouri’s 2019 regular spring turkey season, April 15 through May 5. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 785 birds checked, Texas with 729, and Callaway with 672.

The coming and going of the spring birds

    It looks as if the blue-winged teal have left the region, heading north to nest. You can watch the passing of spring and the coming of summer in the coming and going of birds like the blue-wings.

Late Night Cathedral Cave Tours offered at Onondaga Cave State Park May 25 and 26

Join representatives from the Onondaga Friends Association for a unique, guided, late night Cathedral Cave Tour from 9:30 p.m. to approximately midnight May 25 and 26.

Clint Trammel inducted into Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame

SALEM, Mo. – The Missouri Conservation Commission and Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently honored Pioneer Forest’s longtime forest manager Clint Trammel posthumously by inducting him into the Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held during Pioneer Forest’s annual community barbecue in Salem on April 25.

Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park May 18

Are you an avid and artistic photographer looking for a new and unique subject? Then look no further than Onondaga Cave State Park. Join a member of the Onondaga Friends Association with a passion for photography as she leads tours through two great caves for hours of photographic possibilities Saturday, May 18.