Outdoors

Most of 2019 was spent in the Missouri Ozarks

By Bill Cooper
    Another great year in the outdoors has come and gone. With its passing comes new opportunities in the world of outdoor media.
    One of the grandest things about working in outdoor media is the opportunity to travel to incredible outdoor destinations and meet outstanding outdoor types who are at the top of their game in hunting, fishing, guiding, touring, boating, paddling and a host of other outdoor activities.

MDC encourages birders to help with Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages experienced birders to become citizen scientists by helping with the National Audubon Society’s 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 – including about 20 counts in Missouri.

Those ducks had to come from somewhere else

By Larry Dablemont
    Bolt and I loaded up the boat and headed for Truman Lake the day before Thanksgiving. Bolt is my big brown Labrador, the third or fourth greatest duck dog in the world. I call him that; so, all the other Lab owners who think their dog is the “best one in the world” have no reason to argue with me.

Season passes on sale at Maramec Spring Park

    2020 Maramec Spring Park season passes will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The James Foundation Office located at 21506 Maramec Spring Drive and the Reception Building located at  21880 Maramec Spring Drive on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MDC and DFS offer volunteer fire departments help with insurance

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (DFS) have partnered to pilot a new grant opportunity for volunteer fire departments to cover workers compensation and liability coverage for active fire-department members.