MDC Offers Ice Fishing Clinic Saturday

A Free Ice Fishing Clinic is offered this Saturday. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free ice fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Mozingo Lake near Maryville. The clinic will cover what equipment and techniques are effective for ice fishing. MDC fisheries management biologist Tory Mason will cover what species of fish to target and […]

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“Snagging” Season For Paddlefish Starts Soon

In the State of Missouri, you are able to “snag” a prehistoric fish whose ancestors swam during the time of dinosaurs,  The Missouri Department of Conservation says snagging one of these is a reality for thousands of paddlefish snaggers during Missouri’s annual spring paddlefish snagging season.  The MDC says the state’s major paddlefish snagging waters include Lake of the Ozarks, […]

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Opening Weekend Deer Harvest

The opening weekend of the Missouri Firearm Deer Season is complete, and there were more and 80,500 deer harvested.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says that is down about 10% from last year.  The breakdown of this year’s opening season includes:  48,695 antlered bucks, 6,867 button bucks, and 24,963 does. Top harvest counties this year for opening weekend were Howell […]

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Archery Ranges Available Ar Several Conservation Areas

As the fall hunting seasons approach, Deer and turkey bow hunters are practicing and honing their skills.  To assist these hunters, the Missouri Department of Conservation provides several free target archery ranges in both suburban and rural areas around the state.  These areas are available for use by the public for recreational shooting year-round. Many archery ranges are located at […]

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Bowfishing Virtual Clinic

It’s a combination of bow hunting and fishing.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a virtual clinic on bowfishing, July 28th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Bowfishing offers an exciting way to pursue fish that typically draw little interest with traditional pole-and-line or setline methods. This clinic will cover types of bows, reels, lines, and arrows; as well as […]

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Hunter Education

It may be the middle of Summer, but before long, the fall hunting seasons will be here.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering Hunter Education Courses.  These courses are available to and required for those hunting in Missouri during a firearms season.  It is also needed by those acting as an adult mentor to another hunter.  The Missouri Department […]

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