Outdoors

Renew your hunt, fish licenses

Reminder: Be sure to renew your hunting and fishing permits. Annual hunting and fishing permits expire at the end of February, including 2017 permits for small game, fishing, trout fishing and combination hunting and fishing. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2BYbgsb.

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Get new MDC booklets

Hunters, trappers, anglers, and others can get free copies of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) updated booklets on spring turkey hunting, hunting and trapping, fishing, and the Wildlife Code of Missouri. MDC’s 2018 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklets are available for free at MDC regional offices, nature centers, and other places where

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SPRING SEASONS

SPRING SEASONS – Get new MDC booklets for spring turkey hunting, fishing, hunting and trapping, and the Wildlife Code where permits are sold or online. More at http://bit.ly/2F0JegS.

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Eagles

To tell the truth, one of the most overpopulated species of wildlife in this day and time is the eagle. No so much yet that they are a problem, but when you consider today’s numbers of bald eagles to what we had 50 years ago, it is unbelievable. The eagle is about as much a

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Winona man gigs state-record northern hog sucker

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Richard Bradshaw of Winona became the most recent state-record-fish breaker in Missouri when he gigged a northern hog sucker on the Current River in Carter County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Bradshaw on Jan. 27 weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces with a length of 18.6

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It’s time to buy 2018 MO hunting, fishing permits

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters and anglers that annual hunting and fishing permits expire at the end of February, including 2017 permits for small game, fishing, trout fishing, and combination hunting and fishing. Annual permits purchased on or after Dec. 1, 2017, are good until the end of February 2019. Buy Missouri

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Is a Duck Smarter Today

Things change slowly in the outdoors but if you live awhile and spend lots of time in the woods and on the rivers, you can’t help but see it. One of the things I saw early in my life, due to my grandfather, was a change in the habits of raccoons in the Ozarks. They,

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Conservation Commission Action

The Missouri Conservation Commission met on Friday, Feb. 9, for its closed executive session and its regular open meeting at MDC Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City. The commission • Suspended or revoked one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of 11 individuals for cause: 1.  Michael J. Abounader, St. Louis, Hunting

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SURPRISE TROUT

SURPRISE TROUT – Ken Adam, Arnold, MO, caught this 18-10 brown trout on the final day of a three day, cold windy fishing trip on Taneycomo  birthday fishing trip for his brother. He caught the hawg on a white and purple McStick he flipped close o a floating log. His catch is still 10 lbs.

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See two-headed snake at MDC Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery

John Miller has an interesting question about the newest resident of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery Conservation Center: Is a two-headed snake referred to as “it” or “they?” It’s one of many questions visitors will have about the young western ratsnake that has been put on display in the

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