Outdoors

Annual Katy Trail Ride Registration now available

Registration is now available for bicyclists who would like to participate in the 2019 Katy Trail Ride across Missouri, June 17-21. The annual week-long bicycle ride on Katy Trail, the nation's longest developed rail trail.  

Cowtown Carp Chasers go to Branson

    Cowtown Carp Chasers Team members traveled to Branson last week to meet with members of the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote both fly fishing and bow fishing for carp.

Never say never when it comes to wildlife

            A couple of weeks ago a hiker in Colorado was attacked by a mountain lion they say was only 6 or 7 months old.  It weighed only 40 pounds, so the man was able to kill it by choking it to death. Some house cats get to 20 pounds, so it was a small panther. But he is lucky that even a kitten lion, on its back, didn’t rip a pretty good hole in him with its back claws. I kind of wonder if it wasn’t sick or injured.

MDC seeks public input on free landowner hunting privileges

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking Missourians to take an online survey for their input on acreage requirements needed to receive free landowner deer and turkey hunting permits and free small-game hunting and trapping landowner privileges. Information gathered through the online survey will be used by MDC as it considers potential changes to those acreage requirements.

MDC invites public to State Forest Nursery open house April 6

Curious about how the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Forest Nursery operates? Want to see how nursery staff grow, store, and ship millions of tree seedlings each year?