Outdoors

American Volunteers holds ride in Salem

    The American Volunteers, a veterans service-based organization, held an ATV-UTV ride in Dent County recently. The American Volunteers, Dent County Sheriff’s Department, Cowtown USA, and the Salem Commons came together to host the well-attended event.

There shouldn’t be a continuing quest for a trophy buck

     Before me, a doe stood in an open lane, unaware of my presence. I didn’t have to be told what was following her, and it didn’t take long for him to show himself, sooner than usual for most bucks when they are romancing a doe. She wasn’t ready for the romance…he was. His neck was swollen, his mouth open, and his antlers impressive.

MDC reminds hunters to use free landowner permits properly

• Conservation agents find numerous cases of misuse of landowner permit privileges each year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people using its free resident landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to comply with the Wildlife Code of Missouri by being sure they qualify for the permits and use them properly.

Give family and friends gifts from the Arbor Day Foundation

Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation.

MDC reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling, carcass disposal, and Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters to Share the Harvest and to follow special guidelines if sharing a harvested deer from a county where CWD has been found.