Friday, August 23, 2013

Missouri Outdoor News for August 23rd, 2013

Location map of Missouri, USA

Bats at Onondaga State Park

August 31st offers interested members of the public an opportunity a chance to learn about bat conservation at Onondaga State Park.  The festivities will run from 11 am to 3 pm, and will offer the public a chance to also comment on park operations.  For information on the program, call the park at 573-245-6576.  Onondaga is located near Leasburg, MO off of I-44.

Open House at Knob Knoster State Park

Located near Whiteman Air Force base in Missouri, Knob Knoster State park is a beautiful place to visit.  They will offer an open house for the public from 2-4 pm on August 31st.  Please call 660-563-2463 to get details from park officials.

Hunter Education

Hunters born after January 1, 1967 are required to be hunter education certified before they can legally hunt in Missouri.  Also, some hunters who will act as mentors to younger hunters also require this certification.  If you have never taken the course, it is a great idea for any and all who hunt in Missouri.

There is a variety of options for completing the training, and the information can be found at http://www.mdc.mo.gov/node/11416. Don't delay in getting your certification before Fall hunting seasons get into full swing.

Waterfowl Reservations

If you want to hunt ducks on land managed by the MDC, you can start applying on September 1st.  To apply or get more information on this opportunity, visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/3806