Outdoors

Join MDC for Facebook Live session “Ask an Agent” Oct. 31

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its upcoming Facebook Live segment “Ask an Agent” on Oct. 31 from noon to 12:30 p.m. when conservation agents will answer questions from the public on a variety of hunting, fishing, trapping, and other MDC regulations.

There is a new conservationist in family

    I’ve discovered a new conservationist in the Cooper-Hale family lines. Or better, perhaps, Jackson Hale and I discovered one another at a Hale family reunion two years ago. Shawn Hale, Jackson’s father, is mom’s brother, J.O.’s son. They live in Kentucky, just across the Mississippi River from my former southeast Missouri home.

MDC predicts quail season to be good in parts of state

With quail-hunting season starting Nov. 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises hunters that overall quail production was about the same as last year, but below the 10-year average. MDC staff note that good hunting can be found in areas with quality habitat in north and west-central portions of the state.

Remembering the story of a fall gobbler

    One fall hunting memory will last a long time with me, even though it happened six or seven years ago. It was mid-October and I moseyed off my ridgetop to an expanse of timber on a neighbors land sloping off down towards the river.

Informational meetings planned for Rock Island Corridor hiking and biking trail

Missouri State Parks will hold a series of three informational meetings in communities along the Rock Island Line Corridor. The purpose of the open house-style meetings will be to discuss the potential effects on communities, citizens and Missouri State Parks if the Corridor were to be developed into a long-distance recreational trail.