November 2012

Discover Nature with MDC at fish gigging clinic on Gasconade River

Participants will learn basics of gigging safety, equipment, fish identification, regulations and more. More

Freaky weather limits opening weekend deer harvest

Photo shows a large whitetail buck and a rifle.
With 34 days of firearms hunting to follow, hunters should have no trouble posting a respectable deer harvest. More

MDC's Runge Nature Center hosting Black Friday shopping alternative program


Famous figure-8 turtle and No MOre Trash! mascot celebrates 29th birthday today

No MOre Trash! Mascot Peanut is the red-eared slider found in 1993 with a plastic six-pack ring stuck around her body. This caused her shell to grow into the unusual figure-eight shape for which she was named. More

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in Taney County

Mountain Lion Near Branson
Widely scattered mountain-lion sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue. More

Young hunters check 19,277 deer

Deer Hunting
The ranks of young hunters are swelling as a result of MDC’s continuing recruitment efforts. More

Hunters feed the needy with charitable venison donation program


MDC still needs hunter help with CWD sampling

Adult Male Deer
Effort is for deer harvested in Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan counties. More

Sciences comes to life with MDC Discover Nature Schools program

Discover Nature Schools Pond Sample

Hunter shoots possible wolf in Howard County

Hunter-Shot Coyote is Wolf
DNA tests will help confirm species and possible origin of the animal. More

Fall firearms turkey harvest up for second year

The increase reflects another year of improved nesting success. More