Give holiday gifts from MDC Nature Shops

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) online Nature Shop makes holiday shopping a breeze for anyone interested in nature-themed gifts. Visit it online at or place orders by calling 877-521-8632.

Holiday shoppers can also skip retail stores and visit one of MDC’s nature center Nature Shops around the state in Kirkwood, Cape Girardeau, Springfield, Kansas City, Blue Springs, and Jefferson City for an array of reasonably priced, nature-themed holiday gifts.

One of the most popular holiday gifts is the MDC annual Natural Events Calendar with 12 months of stunning photos and daily notes about a wide variety of wild happenings throughout the year. Get it from the MDC online Nature Shop or at MDC nature centers and regional offices for $9 plus tax. Another is the Cooking Wild in Missouri cookbook for $15 plus tax. Canoeists, kayakers and floaters will find A Paddler’s Guide to Missouri a helpful reference for $8 plus tax.

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish so give the gift of hunting and fishing permits. Buy Missouri hunting and fishing permits from numerous vendors around the state, online at, or through MDC free mobile apps, Mo Hunting and Mo Fishing, available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices.