Missouri's first-ever bear hunt is drawing plenty of interest. More than six-thousand people have applied for a permit and the MDC will only approve 400 of them. All this is coming at a time when bears are making some pretty high-profile appearances.
With the recent expansion of the Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, hunters have a new place to hunt and watch wildlife in Lawrence County.
In response to increasing cases of COVID-19 in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that all managed waterfowl hunts will be designated COVID Red Level effective Wednesday, Nov. 25.