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A week or two ago, newspaper columnist Ken White raised the question of what had happened to morels this year.
According to the Department’s Natural Events Calendar, April 15 is the average day of last frost in central Missouri, where I live.
I thought of saving this post until next April Fool’s Day, but that is too long to wait. Sam Perotti of New Melle, Mo., sent us this photo that was taken recently by his backyard trail camera.
I know only two things about morels for certain.
I was walking my dog Friday afternoon and stumbled across a huge black rat snake.
You may have noticed some flowering trees already this spring: the white blooms of serviceberry, plums and ornamental pears and the pink of Japanese magnolia and peaches.
I have accomplished the impossible. I have discovered something that makes spring turkey hunting even more exciting.
As we turn the calendar page to April, Missouri turkey hunters are thinking of the spring seasons that open this month. The youth season is April 10–11 and the regular spring season is April 19–May 9.
If these warm spring days are making you think of going fishing, be sure to add “check permit” to your list of things to do in preparation.
According to the Natural Events Calendar, this is the week when the year’s first purple martins usually return to Missouri after overwintering in South America.
It’s hard for me to prevent the lyrics of that old song from coming to mind when I pass a road-killed skunk on the highway.
I spent a wonderful hour recently exercising my golden retriever, Willa, at one of my favorite autumn woodcock hunting spots.
I recently received some interesting photos of a “jawbone with teeth” found by a Missourian who was out searching for shed deer antlers.
I just got an e-mail forward with several photos and some text about the supposed sighting of three mountain lions in Missouri.
This winter is starting to wear on me.
Did you know that as you sleep this month, there may be a tiger mating in a nearby pond or marsh?
Today’s post is an on-the-spot account of the second Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) tournament from Kevin Lohraff, who coordinates the Conservation Department’s outdoor skills programs.
After waterfowl seasons close each year, two of my hunting buddies and I get together with our long-suffering wives to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
As we shovel snow and brace for cold north winds this week, it’s hard to feel very encouraged that spring is just around the corner.
Missouri's rabbit season fills the gap between deer season and spring turkey season for avid hunters.
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