Outdoors

Learn how wildlife adapts to winter at Nov. 18 virtual program

Staying warm is a high priority for wildlife during winter, but animals can’t turn up the thermostat or throw an extra log into the wood stove when cold temperatures arrive.

Missouri hunters check 1,846 birds during fall firearms turkey season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that hunters checked 1,846 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 70 birds harvested, Gasconade with 52, and Laclede with 50.

Be sure to dispose of deer carcasses properly

    Proper disposal of a deer carcass is one of the final steps of the deer hunting process and is as important as any other part of deer hunting.

Young hunters harvest 13,759 deer during early youth portion of firearms deer season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,759 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2022 deer hunting season, Oct. 29-30. Top counties were Franklin with 330 deer harvested, Osage with 310, and Howell with 260. Youth hunters harvested 15,608 during last year’s early youth portion.

MDC reports Missouri hunters took eight black bears this season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that Missouri hunters harvested eight black bears during the 2022 bear-hunting season, Oct. 17–26.