March 20, 2018

Archives for July 2011

Missouri Conservationist Magazine – Free Subscription

We want to share the link to the Missouri Conservationist Magazine subscription page with you. Here is an online  previous issue. You can also subscribe to the Xplor Children's Magazine. We should also encourage the MDC to publish all the magazines online to reduce printing and distribution costs.  You can send them a message. We are also interested to hear your voice concerning the trout bag limit reduction to four.   … [Read more...]

Niangua River Stocked with 4500+ Brown Trout

4500+ ten-inch brown trout were stocked in the Niangua River near the first public access below the Hwy 64 bridge on Thursday evening. Anglers have reported sessions of catch and release of 40+ brown trout. Please be informed this stocking size of 10 inch fish requires catch and release only and also a current trout stamp.  Please stop by the store for more information and the latest news. … [Read more...]

Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation

Help MCHF raise $45,000 to build a fishing/viewing platform near the Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery. Bennett Spring is one of the most popular trout fishing areas in Missouri, attracting as many as 180,000 anglers each year. Bennett Spring State Park and the Department of Conservation Hatchery are two of the most popular attractions in southwest Missouri.   One of the most popular fishing and viewing areas is the site directly below the scenic dam and waterfall. Anglers and tourists access this area by walking down a steep hill next to the Department Hatchery Office to a rough concrete surface next to the spring branch. The rough concrete pad is in need of replacement.   The renovated fishing access will provide improved public access and reduce safety concerns. If we provide the funds, the Department will construct a new 72-foot concrete platform that will have anglers inches from the water. This structure will also enhance the stability of the bank below the dam and … [Read more...]