Outdoors

MDC reminds deer, turkey hunters of regulations this fall

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding deer and turkey hunters to please properly tag and Telecheck harvests this season.

Outdoorsmen gather in KC to support fishing charity

By Bill Cooper
    Fishing for Freedom is a celebration of the freedoms we love with those who provide them for us. And that celebration involves fishing.
    A Kansas City based charity, Fishing for Freedom is giving veterans freedom in the outdoors after they sacrificed for ours. The 14-year-old program takes veterans and their caregivers fishing for a weekend on Truman Lake.

MDC offers new online hunter education ”game” for certification

Missouri hunters in need of hunter education certification now have a new interactive online offering in addition to existing hunter education courses. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded its partnership with the hunter safety course provider Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC, to offer a new fun and engaging, game-style learning option through the online site ilearntohunt.com/.

Informational video updates for state parks and historic sites posted online

• Onondaga Cave State Park and Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site meetings online
Team members from Missouri State Parks invite the public to visit mostateparks.com and view the public information videos for Onondaga Cave State Park and Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site.

There are a whirlwind of outdoor activities in Oct.

By Bill Cooper
    October is the grandest month of the year for outdoor activities in the Ozarks. Many hunting seasons start, fishing is outstanding, hiking and boating activities abound, and outdoor festivals and fairs can be found in every hill town in the region.