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.

New outdoor magazine appeals to modern outdoorsmen

By Bill Cooper
    Hard copy outdoor media, i.e. outdoor publications, have fallen upon hard times as interest in hunting, fishing, and the traditional outdoor lifestyle have fallen steadily over the last several decades. Despite the gloom and doom attitude among today’s publishers of outdoor magazines, hope looms on the horizon with the introduction of a new outdoor magazine that is growing heavy appeal among modern day outdoorsmen. Hook and Barrel magazine, out of Little Elm, Texas, is a lifestyle publication dedicated to the modern outdoorsman.