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Camping is a great way to unplug, recharge, and connect with nature. More than 300 of Missouri’s conservation areas offer camping for those looking for a more adventurous, primitive experience.

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Most ticks are found in woodlands, tall grasses, weeds, and brushy areas. They’re most common in overgrown vacant lots, waste fields, and weedy edges of paths and trails, especially where wildlife is abundant.

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Alternatives to doing business in person with MDC.

Rather than travel to an MDC location, consider the following online options.

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Hunting & Fishing Permits

Buy permits online and apply for landowner permits online.
Buy permits

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Online Hunter Education

Take the skills portion online, or Missouri residents 16 years of age and older can complete the entire program online.

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Virtual Programs

Attend a variety of programs virtually from the comfort of your home.
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Watch a Commission Meeting

The Conservation Commission offers live streaming of all commission meetings to make it easier to learn about key conservation topics.
Watch a meeting
 

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Online Nature Shop

Purchase for-sale publications, and the natural events calendar. 
Visit the nature shop

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Magazine Subscriptions

Subscribe to receive the Missouri Conservationist and Xplor magazines in your mail box, or via email.

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MDC Public Contacts

Talk with a conservation agent, biologist, forester or other public contact.
Search for contacts by county

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Get valuable tips and info about black bears in Missouri and the upcoming hunting season in this month's segment of Nature's Calling.
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