Outdoors

MDC urges drivers to slow down and give turtles a brake!

The Missouri Department of Conservation urges drivers to be cautious on the roads this spring and give turtles a brake. These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active.

MDC encourages public to learn about hummingbirds during spring migration

The ruby-throated hummingbird, the tiniest bird to nest in the Show-Me State, is a harbinger of spring. The Missouri Department of Conservation urges the public to learn more about these long-distance fliers as they begin to arrive during their spring migration.

MDC welcomes Barry Orscheln to Conservation Commission

The Missouri Conservation Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcome Barry Orscheln of Columbia as the newest member of the four-person Conservation Commission. Orscheln was appointed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson Feb. 28. The appointment was confirmed by the Missouri Senate April 4.

When you travel far, but don’t get a gobbler

    Every turkey hunter goes to the spring woods in anticipation of killing a big wild turkey gobbler. If you’ve hunted wild turkeys very long, you have experienced the wild turkey blues, when all your plans don’t pan out. Few things match the despair of a turkey hunter who ends a season without a bird.

Scouts BSA units to clean up state parks on April 13 during annual Scout Service Day

    Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employees will get some help with their spring cleaning at three state parks during the annual State Parks Scout Service Day.
    Scouts BSA units will be volunteering Saturday, April 13 at Lake Ozark State Park and Ha Ha Tonka State Park at the Lake of the Ozarks and Onondaga Cave State Park, which is near Leasburg.