Outdoors

MDC invites the public to an Eagle Adventure Jan. 28

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to learn about eagles at Runge Nature Center’s Eagle Adventure Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

MDC reports 8,599 deer taken during alternative methods portion

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 8,599 deer during the alternative methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 24 – Jan. 3. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 200 deer harvested, Harrison with 186, and Macon with 162.

Muzzleloader hunting can be a special experience

By Larry Dablemont
         You have to be smart to hunt with a muzzleloader! If you aren’t giving some thought to what you are doing and you nonchalantly ram a bullet down the barrel before you pour the powder in, you have a problem. The powder absolutely has to go in first!

Jan. 14 MDC virtual program to focus on backyard biodiversity

People don’t always have to travel to far-away forests and grasslands to find a variety of animal and plant species. There may be more life in the yard surrounding your house than you realize.

MDC notable news from 2022

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) had an assortment of exciting news during 2022, including regulation changes, partnership happenings, new state records, awards, and more. See the news highlights below and follow the links for more information and images.