Outdoors

Informational meeting scheduled for Route 66 State Park June 9

Team members from Route 66 State Park invite the public to attend an informational meeting to provide their input and comments and to ask questions about the park and its operations. Park team members will be present to answer questions and provide information. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9 in the park’s visitor center.

Learn about Missouri's venomous snakes at MDC virtual program

When it comes to things people are afraid of in the outdoors, venomous snakes top many fright lists. While it’s true people should always give venomous snakes space, it’s equally true that some of the things people have heard about venomous snakes simply aren’t true.

MDC May 25 virtual program offers information on preparing fish

Frying isn’t the only method people can use to get caught fish onto the dinner table.
People who would like to learn more about the variety of ways to prepare fish they’ve caught at area lakes and streams should register for the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) program “Virtual Fish Cooking: Other Methods,” a free virtual event from 2:30-3 p.m. on May 25.

Wild gobblers, now, yesterday, and tomorrow

By Larry Dablemont
    There is only one answer to bringing wild turkeys back to the numbers seen many years ago! Hunters will have to do it! The Missouri Department of Conservation is too inept now to do much of anything but cut timber.

Bass fishing starting to heat up as spawn approaches

By Bill Cooper
    Missouri bass fishermen have never had it better. Dozens of lakes and streams scattered across the state offer superb fishing for largemouth bass, and in some cases trophy smallmouth, too. After a series of wet springs and spectacular spawns, bass numbers are up, and anglers are up to catching them.