Black bears are an important resource in Missouri for their value as a game species and their contributions to regional biodiversity and ecosystem health. Sightings have become more common in recent years. Join Missouri Department of Conservation staff at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Echo Bluff State Park amphitheater to learn about the scientific data collected in the Missouri Black Bear Project and what the future of Missouri Black Bears holds. Learn about bear history and the surprises found in test results.
Missouri deer and turkey hunters can get the most current information on fall hunting from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) “2019 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting & Regulations Information” booklet, available where permits are sold and online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fall-deer-and-turkey-hunting-regulations-and-information.
Join researcher Lanny Chambers at Onondaga State Park as he captures, bands and studies ruby-throated hummingbirds during at a banding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 27 at the park’s visitor center. Reservations are not required.
On a typical July day in Missouri, spending time enjoying the outdoors means swimming through the humidity. Rather than dripping in sweat, one group attending a class at Missouri Department of Conservation’s Runge Conservation Nature Center found themselves underground dripping with cool cave water.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has reopened all MDC river accesses on the lower Osage River from Bagnell Dam to the confluence with the Missouri River near Bonnots Mill.