Outdoors

Stoddard County angler swipes state record for black buffalo

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. Lee shot the whopper of a fish while bowfishing at Duck Creek Conservation Area Pool 1 April 21. The previous record weighed 74-pounds.

Join fundraiser in Rolla to help Missouri Stream Team program celebrates 30 years of stewardship

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Missouri Stream Team Program and the 20th anniversary of Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition, also known as Stream Teams United. From its beginnings in 1989 with Stream Team #1, Roubidoux Fly Fishers, the Stream Team Program has grown to more than 5,800 Teams and 21 watershed-level Stream Team associations working in streams and rivers in nearly every corner of the state.

May 18-24 is National Safe Boating Week

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to stress the importance of safe boating by making the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 18-24, 2019.

Squirrel and black bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend

Hunters and anglers can add fresh wild game and fish to their Memorial Day menus. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that squirrel and black bass seasons open May 25, the Saturday before Memorial Day.

MDC hosting Kids’ Fishing Day at Maramec Spring Park on May 18

St. JAMES, Mo. – 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 18.  The event is put on by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in cooperation with The James Foundation.  It offers free fishing and other fun activities for kids ages 15 years of age and younger at Maramec Spring Park, located near St. James.  The park will open at 5:30 a.m. with fishing at 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.