Outdoors

Hale to oversee MDC fish hatchery systems for entire state

Clint Hale has a new job title in a section of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) that he is very familiar with.

Find out where to cycle at MDC virtual event Aug. 30

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) now allows the expanded use of bicycles and electric bicycles on many department-area service roads and multi-use trails. But how does that apply to where you live? Discover where you can cycle during a free virtual event from 6 – 7 p.m. on Aug. 30.

Hot weather leads to some very crowded Ozark streams

By Bill Cooper
    Hot weather and a good swimming hole are a grand combination in the Missouri Ozarks. Record heat waves have sent the hordes flocking to area rivers and streams in an attempt to cool off.

Later is worser when it comes to game birds

By Larry Dablemont
    I saw a hen turkey in an open field last week heading in a panic toward a timber edge a hundred yards away, with seven poults behind her. They were only about five or six weeks old, about the size of a grouse.

2022 Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program grant application round is now open

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks, is now accepting application for the sixth round of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP). For 2022, a total of $192 million nationwide is available for outdoor recreation projects.