Head outdoors on MDC public lands on Friday after Thanksgiving

Here’s a fresh-air option for the Friday after Thanksgiving – head outdoors. If you need a break from the hubbub or need to walk off some turkey dinner trimmings, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers forest, prairies, woodlands, and wetlands for the public to visit.

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 199,427

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested a near-record 199,427 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 10- 20. Of the 199,427 deer harvested, 102,930 were antlered bucks, 19,924 were button bucks, and 76,573 were does.

James Foundation names Swee assistant regional manager

    January will be the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Maramec Spring Park. The James Foundation has announced that Wesley Swee has been hired as assistant regional manager.

Always thankful for many Thanksgiving bounties

    Thanksgiving is always a special time to outdoorsmen, and this Thanksgiving season is no different. Thousands of Missouri families will be enjoying fish and game that they have harvested from this great outdoor state of ours.

Missouri State Parks encourages people to #OptOutside on Black Friday

Missouri State Parks has joined REI, the nation’s largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, and its effort to offer the outdoors as a healthy, carefree, natural alternative to the massive Black Friday crowds of holiday shoppers.