Outdoors

Celebrate Missouri wetlands during American Wetlands Month in May

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to learn about Missouri’s wonderful wetlands during American Wetlands Month in May. Wetlands play a critical role in every ecosystem by improving water quality, providing habitat for plants and animals, and reducing flooding by absorbing excess rain.

MDC says bag one more thing while outdoors to help conservation

The morel hunter stumbles across an aluminum can on a wooded hillside. Anglers see a wad of tangled fishing line on the lake shore. Hikers enjoy sights along a pristine natural path, until, they pass by cellophane snack wrappers lying among the wildflowers. Somebody else’s trash has been left behind, dampening someone’s outdoor experience. Managers for the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) public lands find removing litter an ongoing challenge.

MDC reports CWD results for 2019-20 season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports it has completed its monitoring and testing efforts for the 2019-2020 chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance year. From those efforts, MDC reports it has confirmed 46 new cases of the deadly deer disease.

An uneventful turkey hunt, but a spectacular turkey

By Larry Dablemont
    I guess in most ways he was an easy gobbler. I can’t say there haven’t been many, many others that were more of a challenge. From his spurs it was apparent that he was old. But then so am I. On opening day I was too sleepy to get out of bed, so I didn’t hear him gobbling on the roost.