News & Announcements

Announcements from Smithville Marine and the boating industry

In support of Ranger’s 2018 Retail Sales Programs for the boat show season, Smithville Marine is celebrating its second year under new ownership with expanded rigging options for tournament anglers purchasing high-end, high-performance bass boats. According to Kent Hinz who owns Smithville Marine with his wife Stacie, “This year we’ve brought our high-end Rangers into […]

As they enter their second year as the new owners of Smithville Marine, Kent and Stacie Hinz are expanding the boat line-up to include a broader selection of recreational boats. According to Kent, “Smithville Marine was founded on supporting the tournament and pleasure angler with high-performance bass and fishing boats, and we’ll always support that […]

The Department of the Interior has named the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, Missouri, as one of the top 20 public lands to explore this winter. Known as a major bird refuge the site also hosts large otter populations. “One of nature’s most social and playful creatures, river otters have big personalities […]

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Geary State Fishing Lake in Geary County. Zebra mussel larvae, also called veligers, were detected in routine samples collected by KDWPT staff. With this discovery, staff returned to the lake and located an established population of adult […]

Remaining Units (Updated 15 December 2017) Save 50% on in-stock display and used model Humminbird, Lowrance and Minnkota electronics while supplies last. See the flyer below for a list of all available sale items. All items on this list are subject to prior sale, so please call to confirm availability. Sale prices do not include […]

From December through February, Missouri’s winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing on your own. Because of the state’s big rivers, many lakes, and abundant wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower 48 states for bald […]

Pleasure boating is coming to an end for the season, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors, including some timely reading from the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Kansas City Nature & You provides information for four Missouri Department of Conservation locations in the […]

MDC staff will stock more than 75,000 of the cold-water-loving fish when Missouri winter trout fishing kicks off in November. KDWPT-managed trout waters will receive two extra stockings and 22-percent more trout will be stocked this year statewide. (Trout image above: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism) The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is […]

The Missouri Department of Conservation hosts an 80th anniversary openhouse Thursday, October 26 at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City, and a Fish-or-Treat family event at Everyday Pond on the MWSU campus in St. Joseph on Saturday, October 28. MDC to host 80th anniversary open house Oct. 26 in KC MDC will […]

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers an all-online hunter-education course for Missouri residents 16 years or older to provide a more flexible and convenient option to become hunter-education certified. The all-online course includes videos and animation to teach hunter safety, firearm safety, ethics, regulations, and wildlife management. “The way adults are learning is ever changing. […]