Outdoors

MDC sets proposed bear-hunting framework for future seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public input Oct. 16 through Nov. 14.

A trip down my memory lane of deer hunting

By Bill Cooper
    Born in 1949 in the heavy agricultural community of the Mississippi River Delta country of southeast Missouri, my family was not made up of deer hunters. There were no deer to hunt. Instead we were only afforded opportunities to hunt small game, including rabbits, squirrels and raccoons.

September is a hunting and fishing month

By Larry Dablemont
    Dove season has opened by the time you read this. There are dozens of them here on Lightnin’ Ridge, feeding beneath the bird feeders, nesting and raising young and then watering at my pond just a hundred yards from my office window.