Bear in the woods.

Be Bear Aware

Stay Safe in Bear Country

Follow these guidelines to Be Bear Aware — stay safe in bear country, and keep our bears wild.


Give Turtles

a Brake

Help Protect and Conserve Missouri’s Turtles

Free Fishing Days

Free Fishing Day


Check for events in your area

Child fishing for bluegill.

Take the family fishing during

Kids Fishing Days

Kids up to age 15 fish free at programs around the state.

Ground fire spreading.

Learn to Prevent and Control Fire

Spring Wildfire Danger

High winds increase the threat of wildfire to habitat, homes, and communities.

This is your opportunity to comment on fish gigging in Ozark streams currently under review and consideration.

reddish squirrel on wooden fence rail

Squirrel season runs from May 26 through February 15, 2019. 

MDC code book

MDC is undergoing a thorough review of all of our rules, and we want your input.

butterfly on a flower

Find out what's new in this weeks Discover Nature Notes

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

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