Missouri Department of Conservation

Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

Motorists Cautioned: Box Turtles on the Move

The majority of turtles on the road right now are three-toed box turtles.

06/11/2015

Timber Rattlesnake, Animal Portrait. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

3 Species of Poisonous Snakes in St. Louis

Dan Zarlenga, with the Missouri Department of Conservation, says the state has five species of poisonous snakes, and three of them are in the St. Louis area.

05/28/2015

Courtesy: Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Fisherman Catches State Record-Weighing Bass

The Missouri fisherman said it took him 45 minutes to reel in the striped bass which is a new state record.

05/27/2015

Red-eyed, black-bodied periodical cicadas emerge in large broods every 13 to 17 years, depending on the brood. (Courtesy of the MDC)

Two Groups of Cicadas Ready to Emerge Across Missouri

If you weren’t around for the huge emergence of 13-year cicadas in 2011 because they weren’t present in your part of the state, you may have an opportunity to witness a noisy encore this time around.

05/07/2015

CBS file photo.

Cases of Fatal Deer Illness in Missouri Breach Containment

This marks the first time the fatal illness has appeared outside Missouri’s northern containment zone. It is not believed the disease can be transmitted to humans.

03/11/2015

Fishing for trout (Twitter/@mostateparks)

It’s Trout Fishing Season

Anglers heading out to the waters at four Missouri parks

03/01/2015

File photo of deer. (credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Missouri Considers Shortened Deer Hunting Season

The state agency proposes a nine-day fall firearms season each November starting in 2016. The current fall season lasts 11 days.

02/10/2015

AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

November Deer Harvest Up from Last Year

Building on a strong opening weekend harvest, Missouri hunters went on to check a total of 167,205 deer during firearms deer season Nov. 15 through 25. The number exceeds last year’s harvest of 157,273.

11/26/2014

Photo by Donald W. Hall, University of Florida.

Expert Says Stinging Caterpillars Rare in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents likely won’t encounter stinging caterpillars this fall, despite booming populations in southern states.

10/20/2014

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Mountain Lion Spotted Outside Franklin County

Police in Gerald say they spotted a mountain lion earlier this week.

10/17/2014

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