Just because the calendar says November doesn’t mean you have to put the fishing poles away! Missouri is a great place to fish year-round. Rainbow trout are stocked in community lakes across the state, and the catch-and-release season opens Nov. 13. To find a fishing area near you, visit short.mdc.mo.gov/ZoH.
Oyster mushrooms, a choice edible, fruit year-round, growing in overlapping clusters on stumps, logs, and trunks of deciduous trees. This time of year, they may be easier to spot, so be on the lookout. Remember, only eat mushrooms you know are safe. To be sure, consult A Guide to Missouri’s Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms atshort.mdc.mo.gov/ZYM.
Squirrel season is open through Feb. 15, 2021. It’s a great introductory sport for novice hunters. If you’d like to mentor a youth or new hunter, give it a try! For more information on squirrel hunting, visit short. mdc.mo.gov/Z4o.
Get your nature boost by taking a stroll through Missouri forests. This time of year, it’s like seeing things for the first time. With the majority of leaves off the trees, you’ll discover things that have long gone unnoticed. Here’s a list of things to get you started. Or make your own list and make it a fun scavenger hunt for the whole family! Get out and get exploring!
Interested in exploring the outdoors, but unsure where to start? It’s as easy as stepping out your door! Join host Jill Pritchard from the Missouri Department of Conservation as she explores everything nature has to offer – from health benefits and wildlife viewing, to outdoor recreation and unbelievable conservation stories. Subscribe and get your own Nature Boost!
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Here’s what’s going on in the natural world.
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