Outdoors

Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

Need trees and shrubs for your landscape? Go native with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property.

Plant food plots that maximize early season bowhunting success

By Bill Cooper
    The annual Missouri bow season begins September 15. Many bow hunters will harvest their first deer of the year on opening day. For scores of hunters their quick success will be in part due to their having planted food plots which attract deer early in the season. You can do the same.

MDC welcomes Margy Eckelkamp to Conservation Commission

    The Missouri Conservation Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcome Margaret “Margy” F. Eckelkamp of Washington as the newest member of the four-person Conservation Commission. The Franklin County resident was appointed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson July 30 to serve a six-year term expiring June 30, 2027. The appointment is pending confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

Going to Tinker’s Place

By Larry Dablemont
    About 20 years ago I flew out to a little lake in northwest Ontario with Canadian guide and bush pilot, Tinker Helseth. It was a place where Tinker’s father, Forrest Helseth, who had also been a Canadian guide and outfitter, had an old trapper’s cabin. Tinker was fixing it up to use as a fisherman’s cabin for Americans who wanted to fish a wilderness lake far from civilization.