Managed Deer Hunt Registration Opens July 1

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have more than 100 Managed Deer Hunts this fall and they will begin the application for those hunts on July 1st.  The MDC says the hunts will include archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public areas.  Some managed hunts […]

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Attracting Backyard Wildlife

If you are interested in attracting wildlife to your backyard, the Missouri Department of Conservation has a program that can help. Whether you are interested in attracting birds, bees, and other wildlife to your backyard, a free Wild Webcast on Attracting Backyard Wildlife on July 1st may be what you are looking for.  The program will be presented at noon […]

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Missouri’s Free Fishing Weekend – June 6th & 7th

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s annual Free Fishing Weekend is June 6th & 7th.  Fishing licenses, trout permits, and prescribed area daily tags are not required to fish during this special weekend.  Regular fishing regulations, such as size and daily limits, still apply.   A summary of Missouri fishing regulations may be found on the Missouri Department of Conservation’s webpage. The […]

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MDC Nature Programs At Facilities Cancelled Through June 30th

With concerns about COVID-19 continuing, MDC announces it has extended its cancellation of programs and events through June 30 and will be offering more of its nature-focused programs through online formats.  The programs and events that have been canceled were scheduled at nature centers and other Department locations. According to MDC, the online offerings will make it more convenient and […]

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Saturday June 6th – National Trails Day

This Saturday, June 6th, is National Trails Day.  Hiking in the outdoors offers fun and adventure throughout the year. But on Saturday the American Hiking Society will observe the annual National Trails Day.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites visitors to enjoy the day by hiking on trails at conservation areas. Users of MDC areas in northwest Missouri will […]

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Spring Turkey Harvest Up Statewide

The 2020 Spring Turkey Season in Missouri has come to a close, with harvest number up across the state.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says a total of 41,454 birds were harvested this year.  That includes 38,730 in the regular season and 2,724 in the youth season. MDC says those numbers are up from last year.  In 2019, the youth […]

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A Close Call With A Possible Poacher

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports a close call with a poacher.  Monday morning a deputy was dispatched to a location near the north end of LIV 237 about a house struck by a gunshot.  The investigation shows two people were outside the home and a few feet apart from each other and both reported hearing a bullet buzzing past […]

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