August 2012

Extended I-44 Antire ramp closure requires detours for Henges Shooting Range

Entrance and exit ramps from westbound I-44 to Antire are now closed through September More

Commission approves suspension of issuing permits for new deer breeders and big-game hunting facilities

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.
Action is part of MDC efforts to work with stakeholders on limiting spread of CWD. More

Conservation Commission sets waterfowl seasons

Duck Hunting
Season structure remains unchanged and bag limits are nearly the same as last year. More

Doves plentiful, but hunting might be tougher

dove hunt
The Conservation Department manages fields especially for doves and hunters. The birds get credit for their own abundance. More

Safety-consciousness especially important for dove hunters this year

dove in hand with banded leg
Fewer dove fields and a weekend opener will mean more hunters per field. More

Dove opener Sept. 4 at James A. Reed Area

dove hunt
Hunters should be aware of special regulations that apply at the Reed Area. More

MDC renovations at Amarugia Lake will improve fishing

Improvements will establish a long-term, high-quality fishery for anglers. More

Discover nature with outdoor youth event in Vernon County

Activities will include trap shooting, pellet and BB gun, black powder shotgun, decoy placement, archery, turkey and duck calling and dog handling. More

Trees that are brown may not be down

Don’t be too quick to write off drought-stressed trees. More

MDC Reed Wildlife Area celebrates 60 years on National Hunting and Fishing Day

Trap Shooting at James A. Reed Wildlife Area
Special activities are planned for visitors as MDC commemorates the conservation area’s rich outdoor sports history. More

Discover nature at Prairie Day at the Shaw Nature Reserve

Visit or call (636) 451-3512 for more information. More

MDC biologists looking for tissue samples from sick deer in Southwest Mo