Outdoors

MDC reports 99,567 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 99,567 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 10 and 11. Of the 99,567 deer harvested, 55,887 were antlered bucks, 9,573 were button bucks, and 34,107 were does.

Sitting still in the woods ain’t fun anymore

    It has been a long time since I was not out in the woods somewhere as deer season began, but truthfully…I never did enjoy it much. The idea of an orange costume and sitting and waiting with a scoped, high-powered rifle that you can hit an acorn with at 200 yards doesn’t thrill me much. I am impatient, and I like to be moving slowly and seeing new things when I am outdoors.

Missouri State Parks salutes military and veterans, announces military camping discount

Missouri State Parks has long recognized the contributions of veterans, current service members and their families to our nation, our state and the Missouri State Parks system.

Missouri State Parks announces $2 rate increase for campsites with electricity

 In response to campers’ request for more electric sites and more sites with higher amperage, Missouri State Parks is raising its rates for campsites with electricity. For arrivals beginning May 1, 2019, campers will see a $2 per night increase for all on-season campsites with electricity. Basic campsite rates will remain at $13 per night, and off-season rates will remain the same.

Discover nature with MDC through Eagle Days

From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing on your own.