Outdoors

Fight fall leaves for fall fish

By Larry Dablemont
    The darned leaves in the water makes it tough to fish a river in the fall. I should remember that! But I have a hard time learning things due to a deficiency which comes from being hit on the head so often over the years by falling limbs and lightning bolts resulting from high winds and thunderstorms. But I keep trying! Last week, with temperatures up in the seventies I tried again, up my favorite river on a calm day with no storms in sight.

MDC hopes to see hunters at CWD sample collection sites this weekend

COVID-19 has changed the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) chronic wasting disease (CWD) sample collection procedure during the opening weekend of the November firearms season to a voluntary process this year. However, MDC wants to remind hunters that there are still ways to cooperate in the state’s search for this devastating deer disease.

MDC reminds hunters of hunter orange requirements ahead of firearms deer season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters not to forget their hunter orange before heading out the door for opening weekend of firearms deer season Nov. 14-24. Hunters must wear a hunter orange hat and a hunter orange vest, shirt, or coat. The color must be visible from all sides. Camouflage orange does not satisfy this rule.

MDC teams up with World Bird Sanctuary to present two live Raptor Basics events this fall

The majestic image of a raptor has been the inspiration and namesake for things ranging from aircraft to trucks. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the World Bird Sanctuary to present two free in-person Raptor Basics events. The first is Sunday, Nov. 15 from 3-4 p.m., and the second is Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m.-noon. Both events will take place at the World Bird Sanctuary’s outdoor amphitheater, located at 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road in Valley Park.