Outdoors

Meramec State Park is a great place for a winter hike

By Bill Cooper
    Meramec State Park, near Sullivan, is a hikers dream come true. More than 13 miles of hiking trails, from easy too difficult, are available for those adventurous souls who would rather walk in nature’s beauty than become a couch potato.

MDC Feb. 1 virtual program will focus on proper equipment for cleaning fish

Part of the fun of catching fish is eating what you’ve caught. However, before any fish fillets gets put in a fryer or on a grill, anglers need to know how to properly clean what they’ve caught.

MDC reports final deer harvest for season nearly 300,000

Missouri's 2022-2023 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 299,721. Of the deer harvested, 140,736 were antlered bucks, 27,029 were button bucks, and 131,956 were does.

Those who get MDC landowner deer and turkey permits may need to reaffirm or update their property information

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missouri landowners who get no-cost or reduced-cost deer and turkey landowner hunting permits through its Landowner Permit Application process that it may be time to reaffirm or update the property information they submitted to MDC.

MDC invites public to Eagle Days event Jan. 21-22 at Springfield Nature Center

    In winter, Missouri is an excellent state to view bald eagles. During this time of year, the state’s small resident eagle population is swelled by migrating birds from the north to increase the numbers to more than 2,500 eagles during some winters.