Outdoors

Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

Order are being taken now through April 2022. Supplies are limited so order early. Need trees and shrubs for your landscape? Go native with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. MDC’s

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MDC celebrates birthday of two headed snake

The Missouri Department of Conservation held a special birthday celebration Saturday for a unique reptile. Saturday marked the fourth birthday of the two-headed snake known as “Tiger-Lily.” MDC held a celebration at the Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson, offering family-fun activities, games, crafts, and a chance to pet some snakes. “Tiger-Lily” was

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Flatheads biting in Osage

Taberville Report By Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm Fishing is pretty good. They are still catching all the fish they want. They are getting tired of cleaning fish, Mostly flatheads. They are baiting with perch, bullheads, shad, carp. I’ve seen several 50 lb. fish, 40, 30 and 25 flatheads. They are fishing up and down

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MDC offers women’s fall hike at Danville Conservation Area, Oct. 17

Register online by Oct. 16 for this unique nature hike guided by MDC Forester Angela George and Wildlife Biologist Tracey Prenger. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women and girls age 14-years and older to join MDC Forester Angela George and Wildlife Biologist Tracy Prenger on a unique, guided nature hike at Danville Conservation

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Pawpaws and Persimmons: The “Ugly” Fruits of the Forest

Donald Culross Peattie is best known for his eloquent, informative and entertaining books about trees, A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America and A Natural History of Western Trees. The American botanist’s essays on the relations between trees and people over the course of American history are a must read. In

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report By Bobby Dain Dains Fish Farm Fishing is good and catching is good. There’s not a whole lot of people fishing but they are catching a lot of fish. Baits are carp, bullheads, shad, bluegill and everything. How’s the size? I don’t really know the answer to that question. I know they are

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Missouri’s fall foliage color show begins soon

Missouri’s hills might not be alive with the sound of music, but they soon will transition into a kaleidoscope of color. The foliage of trees, shrubs and vines is about to burst into its full glory. Colors usually peak around the third weekend of October, but Mother Nature is a woman of mystery. “It’s always

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Harvest creates rural roadway hazards

Busy rural roads are full of hazards in the fall, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. The often rushed harvest season puts extra traffic on narrow, gravel roads early in the morning and late at night. This extra traffic joins school buses making frequent stops on their runs and recreational

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Join MDC Wild Webcast Oct. 27 to learn about Missouri creepy critters

Register now for the MDC “Halloween Special” webcast at short.mdc.mo.gov/Zym and then join the webcast live at noon on Oct. 27. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to learn about aquatic vampires, zombie insects, barfing birds, bizarre bats, spooky spiders, weird worms, and other creepy critters found in Missouri during its “Halloween

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