Researcher in the field.


MDC Research Website

Visit the new website dedicated to the extensive scientific research staff conduct.

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

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.

American Bullfrog

Frog season starts at sunset on June 30. Find all you need to know in our frogging section.

reddish squirrel on wooden fence rail

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

rod and reel with hooks

Browse the places around Missouri where you can borrow rod-and-reel sets to fish in local waters.

Smartphone with MDC app icons on the screen.

Free apps for Android or iPhone include MO Fishing, MO Conservationist, and MO Hunting.

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

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

Blazing Star

Xplor Magazine for kids

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

xplor cover bird feeding baby birds

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