Outdoors

MDC says track summer birds near home for fun and learning

Songbirds are free to roam, and their travels take them beyond wild places to the trees, shrubs, and grasses they find in cities or near rural homes. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to get outside this summer and look for birds in their yards or neighborhood.

Maramec Spring Park reopens with restrictions

    Maramec Spring Park reopened on Monday, May 4, with some restrictions in place to help users maintain social distancing. Both the park and campground will be taking steps to keep visitors safe until state and local health officials deem it reasonable to return to regular business.

Apply during May for MDC’s first elk hunts in fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer Missourians the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this fall. MDC will issue five permits for hunting bull elk for the 2020 season this fall. Four general permits will be for the public and one permit will be reserved for qualifying area landowners.