Outdoors

Celebrate National Bison Day at Prairie State Park Nov. 5

National Bison Day is the first Saturday each November. Join team members at Prairie State Park as they honor the bison as our national mammal. These huge, one-ton beasts once roamed the plains and prairies of North America, including what is now Missouri. Celebrate this special day by going on a guided bison saunter and

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Missouri State Parks to host Iron Riders event Nov. 5

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site is hosting an event recounting the little-known story of the Bicycle Corps and its amazing accomplishments. The family-friendly, free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7850 N. State

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Bennett Spring Stream Team #5462 to hold annual clean up Nov. 5

Volunteers are invited to join Bennett Spring Stream Team #5462 to help with their annual cleanup at Bennett Spring State Park. The cleanup will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. This year, the team will focus on the section from the spring head to the Niangua River. Everyone is invited

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Learn to make bread and butter at Current River State Park

Fall is a great time to prep and put food up for use in the winter months. Join Current River State Park team members as they make acorn, cattail flour and pawpaw breads. And what better way to eat bread than with butter – apple and pawpaw butter, that is! This class will be held

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Get tips on turning venison into tasty treats at MDC virtual program

Learn how to transform deer into summer sausage, jerky and brats. In addition to spending quality time in the outdoors, another benefit of a successful deer hunt is providing delicious venison for upcoming meals. People wanting tips on how to transform their harvested deer into tasty meat for the table should register for the Nov.

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Take a hike at Crowder State Park

Join Crowder State Park team members at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 for a guided 7-mile hike. This hike allows visitors to travel on a portion of Tall Oaks Trail, Connector 2, Connector 3 and a portion of South Thompson Trail. Hikers are to meet at the campground amphitheater, located on the campground’s west side.

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Fishing Report for week of Oct. 23

Lake Stockton Report Stockton Sate Park Marina by Joey Fidler I haven’t heard anything this week but people are not buying minnows and worms. It had slowed down but they are still getting out there. I expect it to pick up with the warm weather we are supposed to have this weekend. We will be

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MDC purchasing tree seed from the public for select species

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White Tree Nursery in Licking is currently purchasing tree seed from the public for a variety of species. The nursery conducts seed collections periodically and collected seeds are grown into bare root seedlings. In southwest Missouri, people can bring their seed to MDC’s Southwest Regional Office at

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Fishing report

Stockton State Park Marina by Robert Starbuck I hear that they are catching walleye on worms fished on the bottom. The crappie have left the bushpiles. Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm We just go tack from a week fishing in Texas for redfish asalt water drum.) The limit is three. We limited

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MDC offers new online hunter education ”game” for certification

The new game-like online offering has participants create avatars and pick game species and geographies to complete hunter education with immediate feedback. Missouri hunters in need of hunter education certification now have a new interactive online offering in addition to existing hunter education courses. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded its partnership with

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