Outdoors

Discover nature with MDC through Eagle Days

From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state or enjoy watching bald eagles on your own.

The Staple of Deer Camps

By Larry Dablemont
One of the things I hate most about deer season is the combination of long-range rifles and alcohol. In the night before the season opener, liquor stores do business with hunters that exceeds any night of the year. Deer camps seldom are found in the Ozarks without an abundance of alcohol stashed in tents or campers.

On the Hook TV Show Media Camp Held at Blue Bank Resort on Reelfoot Lake

 By Bill Cooper

          Jeremy Mattingly, host of On the Hook TV, greeted 30 outdoor media members, professional crappie fishermen, guides, and outdoor products company members to the Second Annual On the Hook Media Camp held Oct 31 through November 3 at the famous Blue Bank Resort on the banks of Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a 'turkey foot' hike

If you gobble until you wobble at Thanksgiving dinner, take your flock of family and friends for a trek across a tallgrass prairie for a memorable Thanksgiving holiday outing, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund.

Join MDC online Dec. 14 for Wild Webcast on Winter Wildlife Survival

Did you know that some Missouri frogs freeze nearly solid in winter and their hearts stop beating. Then they revive! Some owls start nesting in January and their eggs can survive temperatures of 10 degrees or below freezing! Ground squirrels sleep the winter away from October to April – without waking up! Some snakes crowd together in dens by the thousands to spend winter together!