Outdoors

MDC caving tours offer cool Missouri outings in summer heat

On a typical July day in Missouri, spending time enjoying the outdoors means swimming through the humidity. Rather than dripping in sweat, one group attending a class at Missouri Department of Conservation’s Runge Conservation Nature Center found themselves underground dripping with cool cave water. A group of participants traveled with Runge Naturalist Sam Stewart to

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Watch MDC meeting

Watch the Missouri Conservation Commission meeting live now at https://t.co/js2sKEhZBJ. https://t.co/4WP2sXui61.

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MDC announces plan for Missouri elk hunting

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shared its initial plan for a limited elk-hunting season with the Missouri Conservation Commission at the Commission’s public meeting June 28 at MDC headquarters in Jefferson City. The Commission gave its initial approval of the proposed plan, and MDC is asking for public comments. According to MDC Elk and

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Bear open house Springfield nature center in July

Learning about Missouri’s black bear population and getting tips for your next canoe trip are among the topics people can learn about in July at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Some nature center programs require registration in advance so it’s important for nature center guests to familiarize themselves with MDC’s

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MDC reduces CWD Management Zone starting July

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it has reduced the number of counties in its management zone for chronic wasting disease (CWD) from 48 to 29 starting in July. Changes to the CWD Management Zone will impact restrictions on feeding deer, antler-point restrictions, antlerless permits for some counties, and mandatory CWD sampling. The 29

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Discover nature this summer during frogging season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to make a splash this summer by getting outdoors and frogging. Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset and runs through Oct. 31. Those with a fishing permit or small-game hunting permit may frog for bullfrogs and green frogs, though bullfrogs are more popular because of their

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Miles wins on Stockton Lake

Twenty American Bass Anglers met at Stockton Lake RB Cove Ramp Saturday June 15, 2019. A storm blew through bringing rain as well as some thunder and lightning. The storm did not last long enough to delay fishing time as anglers oozed off at about 6:00 a.m. following a safety briefing and partner draw. It

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MDC proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb.

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Jasper County angler breaks 32-year hybrid-bass record

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that Cesar Rodriguez of Carthage is now the state record-holder for hybrid-striped-bass after catching a 21-pound, 11-ounce fish at Lake of the Ozarks May 19. Rodriguez used the pole-and-line method. Though the fish breaks Missouri’s previous hybrid-striped-bass record of a 20-pound, 8-ounce fish, set in 1986 at the

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