Outdoors

MDC to host first run, hike at Little Prairie CA’s new nature trail Oct. 16 in Phelps County

Grab those hiking boots or running shoes and meet MDC staff and others for the first run/hike at 8 a.m. on Oct. 16 at Little Prairie Conservation Area’s (CA) new nature trail.

Changes are needed

By Larry Dablemont
    In early September, hundreds and hundreds of young doves in nests will die because of the September 1 opening of the dove season. I know that the majority of dove hunters don’t know that, and few of today’s young bird biologists know that.

MDC virtual program on Sept. 16 will focus on scouting for deer

Scouting is an important part of deer hunting. A little legwork in the woods now can pay huge dividends on later hunts.

MDC reminds deer hunters to get harvested deer sampled for CWD

 With deer hunting in Missouri opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and for firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants hunters to know key information about chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC will be holding mandatory CWD sampling during opening weekend of firearms season and voluntary CWD sampling all season for hunters who harvest deer in MDC CWD Management Zone counties.