The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it will close its five staffed shooting ranges starting Friday, March 20, through April 15. MDC will reassess the situation at that point. MDC unstaffed shooting ranges remain open.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it will close its nature centers, visitor centers, and education centers around the state to visitors effective Thursday, March 19, to help protect the public amid ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The indoor facilities will be closed to the public through April 15 and MDC will reassess the situation at that point. Nature center trails remain open.
By Bill Cooper
Warming trends as spring approaches offers some well needed bass fishing action for anglers who have set out the coldest weather days of the winter months. Bass begin moving towards shallow water with the slightest rise in water temperatures. They are hungry and looking for a big, slow moving meal. The YUM Dinger fits the bill.
By Larry Dablemont
I have to begin this week’s column by saying that we have had to cancel the outdoorsman’s swap meet to be held in Bolivar this coming Saturday because of the coronavirus pandemic. But I do intend to have it sometime later in the year, maybe May or June.
The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) honored leading citizen conservationists and natural resource professionals at the 84th Annual Conservation Federation of Missouri Awards Ceremony on Friday March 6 during their Annual Convention in Jefferson City.