Outdoors

Apply online for MDC managed deer hunts starting July 1

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state this fall and winter.

Summertime fun – the heat is on!

Stay safe and well when visiting Missouri State Parks

Don’t let your hot fun in the summertime turn into summertime blues! While being outside and enjoying nature is usually a fun and relaxing experience, practicing safety measures when visiting one of Missouri’s state parks or historic sites helps keep the day from turning into a disaster with a visit to the emergency room.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources seeks public comment on proposed restoration project in southeast Missouri: Feral Hog Removal for Ecological Restoration

The U.S. Forest Service, serving as a trustee for Missouri’s natural resources, along with co-trustees the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are seeking public input on a draft restoration plan to address ecological impacts to natural resources in the Viburnum Trend Lead Mining District, located within Iron, Reynolds, Washington and St. Francois counties.

Want to become a conservation agent? MDC taking applications in July for next agent training academy

Interested in a healthy, rewarding, outdoor career to help protect and manage wildlife resources for future generations? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is currently recruiting and accepting online applications to fill an academy class of conservation agent trainees.

Learn how to make a basic cane pole for fishing with MDC at virtual class June 28

There’s no better way to get back to the basics of fishing than using an old-fashioned cane pole.  No high-tech graphite rods, no fancy spin-casting reels, just the fundamentals of fishing—a snapshot from a simpler era.  Cane pole fishing is an easy, affordable, non-mechanical way to experience the sport at its purest.  It can also be an effective way to catch fish.  The first step of course, is to obtain a cane fishing pole.  Best of all, you can make your own.