When I killed my first deer back in 1993 you still had to take them to check stations. For years, friends and I had been going to Fetla’s Trading post in Valparaiso, Indiana to watch deer roll in on Saturday night of opening weekend. We’d eat chili and watch an endless line of trucks pull up…

Fall firearms season opened this weekend for Missouri deer hunters, and according to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation, it should be a good season.

In past years, the Missouri Department of Conservation has urged deer hunters across the state to take part in the “Share the Harvest” program, and this year is no different.

I’m not one to usually offer advice on adding technology to your traditional outdoor pursuits. But in this case, the MO Hunting App offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation, provides so many conveniences, I think you are going to want to add it to your mobile devices. Unless you’re…

River bottoms hold whitetails, especially in agricultural lands. Once the crops come down, whitetails flock to the cover of river bottoms during daylight hours to bed and browse. There might not be a more effective way for a couple of hunters to tag a buck during daylight hours than conducti…

The Missouri Department of Conservation has notched another immense success in our state’s history. The elk restoration plan has worked. After obtaining wild elk from Kentucky and relocating them to Missouri, where elk are a native species, the herd has continued to grow. The animals started…

Legion Lake, located at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Perryville, became home to some 900 Channel catfish late last month during annual stocking courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation as part of the organization’s Community Assistance Program (CAP).

Reaching Labor Day on the calendar is like listening to the song “Closing Time” at a bar after they flick the lights on to let you know the fun is over and it’s time to move on. 

It’s hard to believe we’re starting to talk about duck hunting, but with the teal opener less than a month away, we’ll be swinging on whistling wings before you know it. For those of you who waterfowl hunt at Missouri Conservation Areas, there are some changes going into effect this year you…

As summer wanes, hunting seasons will approach quickly. Now is a good time to become certified through the Missouri Department of Conservation hunter-education training program in time for fall hunts. 

When I was living in Montana, I spent some time hunting elk. Not so successfully, as I’ve only one cow to my credit. But I burned some boot leather, and saw a lot of beautiful country. One specific area I found particularly enchanting was the Crazy Mountains. 

Chicago’s Gold Coast has nothing to do with carp. It’s actually the high-rent district along the lakeshore. Depending on whom you ask, there are different explanations of the name. A lot of the city’s up-and-coming business executives attribute the name with the expense of the area and their…

I don’t claim to be a big outdoorsman or even like to hunt or fish. I would rather spend my afternoons at Busch Stadium to be honest. So, why am I on the outdoors page you ask?

Spend any time around the Missouri Legislature and you quickly come to realize agriculture is king. It’s easy to understand why when you consider the industry’s economic impact on the state of Missouri is estimated to be 88.4 billion dollars annually, according to the Department of Agricultu…

When President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act in 1934, the Federal Duck Stamp was born. In the 85 years since, it has been a crucial piece of the restoration of wildlife and wild places across our country. Over $1 billion dollars have been collected to impact …

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