Outdoors

Those ducks had to come from somewhere else

By Larry Dablemont
    Bolt and I loaded up the boat and headed for Truman Lake the day before Thanksgiving. Bolt is my big brown Labrador, the third or fourth greatest duck dog in the world. I call him that; so, all the other Lab owners who think their dog is the “best one in the world” have no reason to argue with me.

Season passes on sale at Maramec Spring Park

    2020 Maramec Spring Park season passes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The James Foundation Office located at 21506 Maramec Spring Drive and the Reception Building located at  21880 Maramec Spring Drive on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MDC and DFS offer volunteer fire departments help with insurance

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (DFS) have partnered to pilot a new grant opportunity for volunteer fire departments to cover workers compensation and liability coverage for active fire-department members.

Trustees seek public comment on proposed creek projects

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service, acting as Trustees for Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration, are seeking public input on a draft restoration plan, and invite the public to an informational meeting on Thursday, December 12 to learn about proposed natural resource restoration projects in southeast Missouri.

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 178,936

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 178,936 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 16- 26. Of the 178,936 deer harvested, 91,420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks, and 70,279 were does.