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MDC Sets New Truman Lake Spotted Bass Length Limit

Warsaw, Mo. – Anglers at Truman Lake will have increased chances to keep spotted bass as part of their creel limit. Beginning March 1, a new regulation will reduce the length limit on spotted bass caught at Truman Lake from 15 inches to 12 inches. Bass population studies by Missouri…


Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt deer. Missouri's 2015-2016 deer-hunting seasons ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total harvest of 279,401 deer.

Missouri Deer-Hunting Seasons End With Harvest of Nearly 280,000

Missouri’s 2015-2016 deer-hunting seasons ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total harvest of 279,401 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Texas with 5,812 deer harvested, Franklin with 5,463, and Howell with 5,440. Hunters harvested 258,341 deer during the 2014-2015 deer hunting…


MDC: Discover Nature at Twin Pines Fly-Tying Event

MDC: Discover Nature at Twin Pines Fly-Tying Event

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will host a fly-tying event Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MDC Naturalist Wyatt Layman said participants will learn how to use natural items, like fibers and fur, to make these intricate works of art. Fly…


MDC staff and volunteers create new fish habitat at Smithville Lake by sinking trees at key locations near the lake shore.

MDC Sinks Trees in Smithville Lake To Help Fish and Anglers

You could call the second annual FISH Day at Smithville Lake a big splash for anglers. Actually, it was about 130 splashes as big trees were anchored down with concrete weights and shoved off barges into the lake on April 13. Each tree sinking to the bottom became new habitat…


Outdoor Fun and Learning On Tap at MDC Women’s Spring Fling

Missouri: Outdoor Fun and Learning On Tap at MDC Women’s Spring Fling

Women are invited to go into the wild with Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Experts will teach them how to shoot a bow and arrow, paddle a canoe, or pick some greens for dinner from woodland plants at Discover Nature Women’s Spring Fling on April 26-28 at Lake Doniphan Conference…


Paddlefish are highly valued by both sport and commercial fishers, and MDC’s paddlefish stocking and management help make Missouri a great place to fish.

Snaggers Can Expect Another Good Crop of Paddlefish in Missouri Waters

JEFFERSON CITY–If heaving big treble hooks and doing battle with man-sized fish is your idea of fun, you will love this year’s paddlefish season forecast. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering morning and afternoon paddlefishing clinics through its Discover Nature Family program. The clinics will take place April…


CWD Test Results Negative in White-Tailed Deer on Property in Linn County, Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – Today the Missouri Departments of Agriculture and Conservation announced that tests of 50 captive deer sampled in Linn County showed no signs of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Tests were conducted by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. The Department of Conservation continues to…


Missouri Youth Deer Harvest Third-largest on Record

Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 12,172 deer during the two youth portions of Missouri’s firearms deer season. JEFFERSON CITY—Young hunters checked 1,772 deer during the final youth portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season, bringing the year’s youth harvest to 12,172 and the total firearms deer harvest to 238,319. The…


Vintage Outdoor Gear Fills Pages of Calendar for hHnters and Anglers of Missouri

This companion to the Conservation Department’s popular Natural Events Calendar caters to those who pursue traditional outdoor activities. JEFFERSON CITY—Split-bamboo fishing rods, vintage shotguns and the beaming faces of successful hunters and anglers mark the passage of seasons in the 2009 Missouri’s Outdoor Heritage Calendar from the Missouri Department of…


Missouri Quail Numbers Down Statewide, Up in Managed Areas

Quail numbers are rebounding where sportsmen, citizen conservationists and conservation agencies are building suitable habitat. JEFFERSON CITY–2008 will not go down in history as a banner year for Missouri quail hunters, but bobwhites are making a comeback in places where sporting groups and conservation agencies have given the doughty little…