Peck Ranch turkeys are not easy to hunt

By Bill Cooper
    A lone gobble rang out from near the peak of Stegall Mountain in the Peck Ranch Wildlife Area in Shannon County, Missouri. Missouri’s spring turkey season would open the following Monday, April 18.

Apply for MDC elk and bear hunting permits in May

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missouri hunters to apply for elk-hunting and bear-hunting permits in May.
MDC will offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall with at least one permit allocated for qualifying area landowners and the remaining permits for the general public.

MDC’s Kids Fishing Day returns May 14 at Maramec Spring Park

Missouri’s fifth largest spring, free trout fishing, a casting contest with prizes, and free hotdogs are all part of the fun at Kids’ Fishing Day, Saturday, May 14.

MDC, DNR to host Kids’ Free Fishing Day on April 30 at Montauk State Park in Salem

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has joined forces with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to present Kids’ Free Fishing Day from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 30 at Montauk State Park in Salem.

Katy Trail State Park offers tram tours for seniors

Missouri State Parks is offering senior citizens an experience at Katy Trail State Park from the comfort of a tram coach during Tuesdays on the Trail tours, a series of eight tours at various locations along the trail. The May 10 tours will run from Rocheport to McBaine, offering a chance for visitors to see a stretch of the trail they may not be able to experience otherwise.