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Oct 18th - Oct 27th

Bear Hunting in Missouri

Bears are becoming more common and widespread across the southern half of Missouri.

Learn more about regulations and limits.

Emerald Ash Borer

Help to stop the spread of

Invasive Species

If you care about crops and native wildlife, please do what you can to control invasive species when you landscape, farm, hunt, fish, camp, or explore nature.


MO Outdoors App

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

Eastern Redbud


Spring Trees

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


Give Turtles

a Brake

Help Protect and Conserve Missouri’s Turtles

Covid-19 virus

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

A wild turkey

MDC is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from the wild turkeys they harvest this fall as part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri.

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MDC will be launching a new version of the public website the week of May 11th. Feel free to take a look around a preview version of the website.


Missourians interested in hunting bear or elk this fall need to apply during the month of May for available permits.


Our Magazines

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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