Outdoors

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 178,936

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 178,936 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 16- 26. Of the 178,936 deer harvested, 91,420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks, and 70,279 were does.

Santa Claus to visit Dillard Mill State Historic Site Dec. 12 

Dillard Mill State Historic Site invites visitors to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Santa Claus is gearing up for his Christmas deliveries and has once again contacted Dillard Mill to grind special oats for his reindeer. This free event will be at the mill where Santa and Mrs. Claus will hand out ornaments and candy to children. Bring your camera and dress for the weather. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.

Call to MDC’s Operation Game Thief hotline yields poaching arrest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) credits public cooperation, investigative work, and an anonymous tip for a major poaching arrest near the Lake of the Ozarks.

Another working deer camp in the books

    For deer season this year I traveled to Shannon County where I participated in the third annual Driftwood Acres deer hunting camp. Seven of us gathered at Brandon Butler’s cabin on Sinkin’ Creek. A menagerie of outdoor media folks and friends arrived from as far away as California, Indiana and Tennessee.

Missouri State Parks asking assistance from trail users to test trail app

Missouri State Parks is asking for assistance from trail users to test a new trail app. Missouri State Parks is testing the new mobile trail app at four of its state parks. The four state parks that will be included in the test phase are Rock Bridge Memorial and Finger Lakes state parks, located near Columbia, and Lake of the Ozarks and Ha Ha Tonka state parks, located in the Lake of the Ozarks region.