Outdoors

Start your next adventure with a career at MDC

Help continue MDC’s mission of conserving and protecting Missouri’s fish, forest, and wildlife, and provide opportunities for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about nature. For decades, employees at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) have been conserving and protecting Missouri’s fish, forests, and wildlife. A long legacy of dedicated women and men have

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Hummingbirds don’t get summer vacations

Summer is no time for relaxing for ruby-throated hummingbirds! While we lounge by the pool (or more likely sit in our backyard kiddie pool), hummingbirds, also called hummers, are already busy preparing for fall. Little ones born last month have grown to full size by now. Look closely and you may see young and parents

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CORRECTION: Testing confirms state record fish is not pure shortnose gar

Additional testing is underway to determine the species of the fish. Update Aug. 22: The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces genetic testing completed on the gar has confirmed the fish is not a pure shortnose. Additional tests are underway to determine the species of the fish. “The genetic testing for this gar was completed

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MDC managed waterfowl reservations for fall open Sept. 1

Pre-season reservation period will run Sept. 1-18. In-season weekly drawings will take place Monday afternoons. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces its managed waterfowl hunts for this hunting season. The pre-season reservation period will run Sept. 1-18 with results posted Oct. 1. The in-season weekly drawings will take place on Monday afternoons with a

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm Fishing is pretty good. They are catching fish. Blues and flatheads. Bait is carp, bullheads, shad, perch crawdads. They are catching some slot fish. Blues weighing 10-15 lbs. There’s no slots on flatheads. On both rod and reel an and lines. Caplinger Mills Report by Coleman Simpson

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WIN at Finger Lakes State Park on Aug. 20

Ladies, have you wanted to explore the great outdoors but didn’t know where to begin? Join the team at Finger Lakes State Park and experience outdoor adventure through classes taught by female instructors. From 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, women will be able to learn new skills or improve their techniques in a

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Proposed scenic byway through the Ozarks awaiting local approval

Public meetings to be held in cities and counties along the route A proposed 375-mile-long scenic byway is headed to several communities for public meetings and a vote of approval. The Scenic Missouri group submitted the proposal, called “Ozark Run,” to the Missouri Department of Transportation, which is authorized to create a state system of

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm I’ve had quite a few customers today. The weather – I thought I was a little hot out there. But last night wasn’t too bad. The people have been rod and reel fishing. I just know that they have been catching a few fish down there. Blues

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