Outdoors

MDC’s Xplor magazine celebrates 10th birthday

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) kids’ magazine, Xplor, turns 10 years old this month. In celebration of the birthday, young readers are encouraged to grab an adult and share their opinions of the magazine at mdc.mo.gov/myxplor.

Department of Natural Resources names new Missouri State Parks Director

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources today named Mike Sutherland as director of its Division of State Parks.
Sutherland has served as acting division director since Nov. 15, when former Division Director Ben Ellis retired. Prior to that, Sutherland served as deputy division director since joining the department in June 2017.

Dealing witih Missouri’s feral hogs and disappearing turkeys

By Larry Dablemont
    The feral hog problem has worked out well for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) as far as financial benefits. I don’t know the exact amount, but they are being paid well by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their efforts in feral hog removal.

Outdoor Vigilantes on Living the Dream Outdoors Radio

By Bill Cooper
    Outdoor Vigilantes team member, Kody Lucas, of Edgar Springs, joined Living the Dream Outdoor Radio hosts Darrell Hindman and Bill Cooper on the show recently to discuss their shared passions about the outdoors.

MDC requires landowner registration for free and discounted permits

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missouri resident and nonresident landowners who qualify to receive free or discounted deer and turkey hunting permits to register their properties in MDC’s new Landowner Permit Registry either online or by completing a paper application.