Floating Regulations
  • Cape Nature Center celebrates 10 years serving southeast Missouri

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The 10th anniversary of the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will be held this weekend, and it’s going to be a blast for everyone attending. Sara Turner, the manager of the center, said the celebration will get ...

  • MDC Lost Valley Hatchery to host Kids Fishing Day

    Free event at Warsaw teaches angling skills to youth, fishing in stocked pond The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host the 14th annual Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, April 25, at the Lost Valley Fish Hatchery in Warsaw. This free ...

  • Refuge part of MDC’s Peck Ranch Area to close temporarily

    Shut-down during elk calving period is annual occurrence. VAN BUREN, Mo. – Ensuring the population stability of a popular wildlife resident is the primary reason behind the upcoming closure of the refuge area at the Missouri Department of ...

  • Stream Team adventures! A beast of a cleanup!

    It is about 8 a.m. on a warming Saturday morning. The sun has just recently risen, and is shining through the framework of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in North St. Louis County, casting long geometrical shadows across the western bank of the ...

  • Protect young wildlife by leaving them alone

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Every spring, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offices receive tons of phone calls from well-intentioned wildlife viewers that are caught off guard by young wildlife they presume to be alone or orphaned. There’s ...

  • Historic Alice School in rural Texas is under restoration

    HOUSTON, Mo. — Alice School, located near Bendavis on Highway 38 in Texas County about 17 miles from Houston, Cabool and Mountain Grove, Mo., is nearing the final steps of its historic restoration by Brad Allen and his family. In the near ...

  • The anticipation of turkey hunting

    Opening morning of turkey season last year found me making my way across the open field in the dark to an area next to the Current River. The thermal inversion of warm damp air touching the cold waters of the river sent roiling fog across the ...

  • Stream Team #48 cleans Grand Falls daily

    At the site of one of Missouri’s biggest waterfalls, one man is out every day, keeping the water free of trash. Stream Team #48 is comprised of Ron and Ann Phelps and their son, Robert. For 31 years — since before the founding of Missouri Stream ...

  • Opening day Meramec Spring trout season

    There are two types of trout fishermen: those that have to be there for the March 1 opener, standing shoulder to shoulder with fellow fishermen, fingers numb from the cold, line frozen in their rod guides; and those that won’t have anything to ...

  • High speed tactics for bass in springtime

    Burn up spring bass Speed can be a powerful trigger, and while a fast moving lure can take fish in deep water, it’s tough to fish in the depths with speed, at least with most presentations. Speed draws most lures, like spinnerbaits, swimbaits, ...

  • Call ’em in close

    At three feet, the turkey’s head appeared as ugly as sin. Wild turkeys are a colorful, beautiful bird, but more so at a distance. Calling turkeys in close requires knowledge of the area you are hunting and a good deal of patience. Inside 10 feet ...

  • “Featherfest” introduces youth to game bird hunting

    Triple Threat - Cole Martin (11), McCoy Kurkrow (10), and Eli Jackson (11) all had a successful hunt. “I never shot a shotgun, and I never shot a clay target,” confirmed 10-year-old Neveah Widener, but she soon found herself doing both before ...

  • Hatchery working with endangered fish

    The Neosho National Fish Hatchery is taking on another endangered species to work with — the Topeka shiner. On Nov. 21, 2014, a partnership was made by the fish hatchery with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Columbia office), Missouri ...