Outdoors

Bobcat Prowl

by Beverly Letchworth, What is one of the largest wild mammals in Missouri? What large mammal sometimes sleeps on and hunts from tree limbs? What mammal can make leaps up to 10 feet? The answer to all three questions: the bobcat. The bobcat is found only in North America, where it is the most common

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Hunters harvest 12,080 deer during MO alternative-methods portion

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 12,080 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the fall firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 22 – Jan. 1. Of the total harvest, 3,081 were antlered bucks, 1,586 button bucks, and 7,413 does. Top harvest counties were Callaway with

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MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Commission’s Dec. 14 meeting for 2019-2020 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates. 2019 SPRING AND FALL TURKEY HUNTING DATES • Spring Youth Portion: April 6 and 7 • Regular Spring Turkey Season: April 15 through May 5 • Fall Firearms Turkey

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Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie “Bambi” as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents have called one of the

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Enhancing White-tailed Deer Habitats on Your Property: Woodlands and Forests

This deer conservation guide is one in a series developed jointly by MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation. The ability of your property and the surrounding landscape to support a white-tailed deer population is largely influenced by the type of vegetation present and the land-use decisions being made about the area. Although white-tailed

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Boys Basketball Report

by Coach Joel Braden The El Dorado Springs Boys basketball had a full week of basketball last week. Monday the Bulldogs traveled to Warsaw for an Ozark Mountain Conference match-up. The Warsaw Wildcats took an early 14-6 lead and then held off the Bulldogs the rest of the game for a 61-49 win. The Bulldogs

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Brandon Rummel Wins Stockton ABA

It was a slow bite for keepers on Stockton Lake December 15, 2018. Twenty-one American Bass Anglers launched from Old State Park at 7:30 a.m. looking for 15” bass. Weather was cool, about 32o with a light north wind. Air temperatures warmed into the 50’s with a bright sun and the wind died. Brandon Rummel

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MDC and partners eliminate more than 7,300 feral hogs in 2018 so far

Experts maintain trapping whole sounders is the most effective method in feral hog removal. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) feral hog strike team has tallied up elimination numbers from January through September 2018. So far, they’ve yielded a total of 7,339 feral hogs removed by MDC, partner agencies, and private landowners. In 2017, 6,561

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MDC reports 6,585 deer harvested during antlerless portion

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 6,585 deer during the antlerless portion of the fall firearms deer season, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 261, Osage with 201, and Pike with 193 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total was 7,773.

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