Outdoors

Discover nature with MO Department of Conservation at Missouri State Fair

Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Aug. 11-21. Visit MDC’s Conservation building from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and the kid’s Xplor Zone from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to see MDC’s mobile snake exhibit, a new macroinvertebrate exhibit, and more. Ask MDC staff conservation-related

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Wild herbal class scheduled at Current River State Park Aug. 13 and 14

Have you ever wondered about some of the lotions and potions your great-grandparents or grandparents made that helped with insect bites, sunburns and more? While the cure for the common cold is not available in this class, you will learn how to make good-tasting, comforting herbal teas, lip balms and some sugar and salt scrubs.

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Learn how to build a fly rod at Bennett Spring State Park

Do you have an interest in fly fishing but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve received a fly rod as a gift and haven’t put it together yet, and need some guidance. If you’ve never made a fly rod before or are looking for new tricks of the trade, this class is for you.

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Fishing Report

Lake Stockton Report by Matt Coyle Stockton State Park Marina I see them out there cleaning walleye every day. We went out the other evening and caught white bass on crank bait, I think they are catching a few crappie. The white bass are pretty easy to catch. My wife caught three of them in

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Learn about MDC’s canine unit at Ozark Empire Fair

Meet “Astro” at MDC building and learn how man’s best friend is helping conservation. Dogs can be a great tool for conservation-related work. That’s why the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) launched its canine unit earlier this year. Get a chance to meet MDC’s canine unit team for the southwest part of the state at

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Fishing Report

Lake Stockton Report by Joey Fidler Stockton State Park Marina The winner of a bass tournament here over the weekend had five bass that weighed 25 lbs. He caught them on plastic worms and chrome colored crank baits. Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm The people who are fishing are catching fish. They

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Prescribed burn online course, demonstration field day

Would you like to learn how to burn your grassland or other wild lands? Would you like assistance planning a safe prescribed burn? If you do, this workshop’s for you. Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Date: September 17 Location: Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie, 3860 E 02 Road El Dorado Springs Upon registration, participants will be given

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Fishing Report

Caplingere Mills Report by Stephanie Finch Caplinger Woods They have caught a couple of stripers and some catfish. Lake Stockton Report by Gary Fidler Stockton State Park Marina They were catching some crappie and some white bass the other day. The weren’t very deep because they were catching them off the dock. Taberville Report by

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Ice cream a hot topic at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Join the team at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site for a virtual Coffee Talk at 12 p.m. Friday, July 15, on the site’s Facebook page. The program, “Let’s talk about ice cream,” will delve into the history of everyone’s favorite summer treat. Assistant Superintendent Melissa Blank will explain how our frontier ancestors

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