Enjoy Missouri’s Woods

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It’s true! Missouri is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or just plain folks who enjoy a walk in the woods.

If you like to spend time outdoors exploring nature, Missouri is the state for you. In fact, the Missouri Department of Conservation has something to offer to everyone, whether you are a beginner or old pro.

Your nature activities can be safer and more satisfying if you increase your knowledge and hone your skills. At regional offices, shooting ranges, outdoor education centers, and other locations throughout the state, the department offers outdoor skills classes that range from hunting and fishing to bird watching, canoeing, kayaking and more.

If you’re looking for something less labor-intensive, consider taking a driving tour and view Missouri’s restored elk herd, fall color or spring flowering trees. Tap the trees in your backyard and make your own maple syrup. Or, help us find the biggest trees in the state by participating in the Missouri State Champion Tree program