Outdoors

Great gift ideas for the outdoorsman in your life

By Bill Cooper
            I admit it. The recent snow that blanketed the Ozarks, turning it into a winter wonderland, prompted a burst of inspiration about the upcoming Christmas holidays. I do hope we have a white Christmas, too.

Much to be thankful for

By Larry Dablemont

We can’t help but be thankful that it was such a mild fall, but I refuse to be happy about the cold that has whacked us in November. But then, I am happy to see a good number of ducks arriving from up north as of yet. I can’t see how anyone would not be happy about that!

MDC reports 197,724 deer harvested during November portion of firearms deer season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 197,724 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 12-22. Of the 197,724 deer harvested, 102,633 were antlered bucks, 16,929 were button bucks, and 78,162 were does.
Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,175 deer harvested, Texas with 3,607, and Callaway with 3,416.

MDC reminds waterfowl hunters about waterfowl regulations and other information for the 2022-23 hunting season

The fall migration has begun and with duck and goose seasons upon us, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers some important information to help waterfowl hunters in the St. Louis Region.

Help MDC with Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages experienced Missouri birders to become citizen scientists by helping with the National Audubon Society’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between Dec. 14 through Jan. 5, 2023.