Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Aug. 7 – 17. Visit MDC’s Conservation Building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily to see aquaria full of live fish such as channel catfish, and much more!
Conservation Agent Eric Abbott nabbed four men handfishing and possessing this fish in the Tarkio River in Atchison County in August 2012. Abbott released the large flathead, topping 40 pounds, back into the river.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.