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MDC hosts fishing fair in Forest Park for people with disabilities

St. LOUIS, Mo.—The telltale splash of water followed by a tightening of the line and the arc of the fishing rod could only mean one thing.  There was a big fish on the hook.  Josie, age 9, was the young angler at the bank side of the struggle.  The bend of the pole grew sharper.  A good two-to-three minute fight ensued, fisher versus fish, as Josie worked the line. 

“It kept biting and it almost took the pole.  It was playing with me,” she said.

MDC breaks ground on new Busch Shooting Range

St. CHARLES, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) held a ground breaking ceremony for its new August A. Busch Memorial Shooting Range and Education Center in St. Charles on May 26.  The event kicked off phase II of the construction of the range.

Attending the event were MDC Director Robert L. Ziehmer, along with Conservation Commissioners Marilynn J. Bradford, David W. Murphy, and James T. Blair.  Also present were Conservation Commissioners Emeriti Don Johnson and Steve Bradford.

2016 St. Louis Region Southern Small River Accesses

This plan includes ten accesses that assist in the preservation of stream bank integrity and provide access to the Meramec, Bourbeuse and Big Rivers for public recreational opportunities. Accesses included in this plan include Allenton Access, Campbell Bridge Access, Chouteau Claim Access, Mammoth Access, Mill Rock Access, Riverview Access, Sand Ford Access, Sappington Bridge Access, Uhlemeyer Access, and Wenkel Ford Access.

Conservation agents and St. Louis County cops host fishing fair, fish fry for Ferguson kids

St. LOUIS, Mo.—50 degree temperatures and blustery winds might have kept some kids indoors, butut not the youths of the Ferguson Strength and Honor Mentoring and Tutoring Program (SAHMTMT).  While other kids might have stayed inside, these kids were out having a blast catching fish.

MDC offers introduction to bow fishing class in June

St. Charles, Mo. — There's more than one way to catch a fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants anglers to discover something that might just be a new "angle" for pursuing their favorite fish.

How about trading a rod and reel for a bow and arrow?

Online registration for Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind Drawings open now until May 22

UPDATE 5/24/2016: The co-registrant selection process is being delayed until June 1-10, 2016, due to some programming issues and to confirm hunter contact information that was incorrectly entered during the registration period. If you entered the drawing and did not receive an e-mail informing you of the draw results, please contact MDC at (573) 898-5905, ext. 1890.

MDC offers landowners payment for public use of land

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a new program to increase public access to private lands for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) provides incentive payments to private landowners who volunteer to open their properties to the public for these types of outdoor activities. Additional incentives are also available to enhance wildlife habitat on enrolled lands.

MDC confirms black bear poached in Jefferson County

HILLSBORO, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirms that a black bear has been poached in Jefferson County.

Fishin’ Magicians fish for butterflies during May 13 program at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

KIRKWOOD, Mo.—The Fishin’ Magicians are coming to Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center . . . and they’ll be doing some fly fishing.  Butterfly fishing, that is.


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