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Black Bear Management in Missouri

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Missouri’s black bear population is growing and expanding. Bears sightings are becoming more common and widespread.

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Show Me Strong

Guiding principles to Missouri's recovery plan.

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Discover Nature Schools

Explore the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program. Review grant opportunities, free teacher workshops, and other conservation-related classroom resources and programs.  

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MO Outdoors App

Download maps and find nearby Conservation Areas, Accesses, Offices, and Nature Centers

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Flowering

Spring Trees

Spring bloom starts in southern Missouri in March and travels north.

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Learn to Prevent and Control Fire

Spring Wildfire Danger

High winds increase the threat of wildfire to habitat, homes, and communities.

Covid-19 virus

Read the latest responses and actions taken by MDC during the COVID-19 pandemic.

turkey

MDC is in the process of updating the Missouri Wild Turkey Management Plan and is seeking input from the public on the goals and objectives of the revised Plan.

crappie

Crappie are common in most of Missouri's large reservoirs, rivers, and streams, as well as many smaller public and private ponds.

Deer Hunting

To submit your qualifying property, visit the permit website and click on the Landowner Permit Application button. 

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Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

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Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

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