Outdoors

MDC reminds public squirrel and black bass seasons open May 28

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters and anglers squirrel and black bass seasons open Saturday, May 28. Squirrels The hunting season on eastern gray and fox squirrels runs May 28 through Feb. 15, 2023. Allowed methods include shotguns, rifles, and other legal firearm methods, as well as archery equipment, slingshots, or atlatls. Squirrels

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Summer fun scavenger hunt held in Crowder State Park

Summer break is here, so it’s time for fun in the sun! Join Crowder State Park in participating in a Summer Fun Trail Clue Scavenger Hunt throughout the month of June. Hike the park’s trails and see if you can discover the clues hidden along the way. The clues on each of the five trail

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Katy Trail State Park voted #2 Best Recreational Trail

This March, the Katy Trail State Park was nominated for “Best Recreational Trail” in the county in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Thanks to all the users who know, love and use the Katy Trail, it was voted #2 Best Recreational Trail in the nation. “What a great birthday present for the Katy Trail!”

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm Fish are biting. I’m selling perch, nightcrawlers and frozen shad. Shad works the best. The river is back in its banks. It’s muddy down there if you’re fishing from the bank. Schell is pretty good I think. They catch a big one ever now and then I

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Play Treetop Trivia in Lake of the Ozarks State Park May 28

How well do you know the trees in your yard or near your campsite? Join Lake of the Ozarks team members on Saturday, May 28 to test your knowledge. Starting at 7 p.m. in the main campground amphitheater, guests will learn more about the wild world of trees. From bark to leaf, we will identify

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MDC reports spring turkey season ended with 36,251 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 33,355 birds during Missouri’s 2022 regular spring turkey season, April 18 through May 8. Top regular season harvest counties were Franklin with 798 birds harvested, Callaway with 614, and Gasconade with 606. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,896 birds over the

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Ozark Mountain State Park has a new name

Missouri State Parks announced it is changing the name of Ozark Mountain State Park to Shepherd of the Hills State Park. The change comes after considering comments and suggestions submitted by the public at four public meetings held at the park. Public input has always been an integral part of the planning process for Missouri

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm The river is out of its banks but fishing is good. Around here, you have to fish out of a boat. Snagging season is over. They did good out of boats. Guides have live scopes on their boats. They can ride around and find the big fish

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Apply for MDC elk and bear hunting permits in May

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missouri hunters to apply for elk-hunting and bear-hunting permits in May. MDC will offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall with at least one permit allocated for qualifying area landowners and the remaining permits for the general public. MDC will also offer 400 permits

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