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Hunters must complete step one, a knowledge portion, and step two, a skills session, in order to become hunter education certified.

MDC: 2 Hunter Education Skills Sessions Set for Southeast Missouri’s New Hunters

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer skills sessions Feb. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., and March 10, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Hunter education is required to buy a firearms hunting permit in Missouri for any…


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…


Early Summer Fishing Can Be Good in Ponds and Small Lakes

Early Summer Fishing Can Be Good in Ponds and Small Lakes

First there’s a splash and then rings of ripples move outward. Ponds and lakes become lively places in early summer as bluegills and bass chase bugs and minnows, a good thing for anglers. June and early July are good months to fish from shore in small waters. Insects, frogs and…


Photo by Missouri Department of Conservation, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.

MDC Announces Renovations of Busch Shooting Range

ST. CHARLES, Mo—The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area Shooting Range will be renovated, beginning in January 2015, into an expanded, state-of-the-art shooting range with additional shooting stations and a new classroom facility for hunter education programs. To expedite the renovations to the existing site,…


Powder Valley gears up for hunting seasons with free workshop

Kirkwood, Mo – Most hunters are keenly aware that Missouri’s major hunting seasons are right around the corner. To help prepare hunters to get the most out of their time afield, the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center will host a Discover Nature: Hunting Workshop on…


MDC to co-host free fishing clinic Aug. 20 at Little River Conservation Area

KENNETT, MO — A free fishing clinic for kids of all ages is scheduled for Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jerry P. Combs Lake on the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Little River Conservation Area. Conservation Agent Eric Heuring says the event will help teach…


Powder Valley Nature Center to feature outdoor family movie night

KIRKWOOD, Mo — The dream of teaching geese to fly takes flight in the Academy Award-nominated film Fly Away Home. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood is taking the film to the outdoor screen. As part of its year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Powder…


Canines for tines, hunting dogs that retrieve shed antlers

KANSAS CITY MO –– Mossy knew the quarry would remain motionless, so with nose to the ground the Labrador retriever crisscrossed among shrubs and trees in typical hunting dog style. Suddenly the pup paused as his nose picked up a whiff of what he was searching for. But unlike many…


Wings Over Weston event showcases birds and birding

KANSAS CITY Mo — The Wings Over Weston festival on May 14 will celebrate the beauty, variety and remarkable lives of birds, and the event will be held at a prime bird watching location. Live birds, bird banding, demonstrations and activities for children will be offered from 9 a.m. to…


Major periodical cicada emergence imminent

JEFFERSON CITY–Buy your earplugs now; they might be in short supply in a few weeks. Missouri is on the verge of a major periodical cicada emergence. Periodical cicadas emerge earlier and are different from the more familiar dog-day cicadas, which come out later in the summer. The periodical varieties have…