Outdoors

Searching for Treasure

Dozens of found usable lures are on my wall in a basement workshop. Among these are about 40 antiques.  The most valuable are wooden, with glass eyes.  Some of them I have never seen before. I am a beachcomber, I reckon. Didn’t know what that was until I saw it in a magazine the other

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MDC reports young hunters harvested 2,881 deer during late youth portion

Top harvest counties were Lincoln, Franklin, and Osage. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows young hunters ages 6-15 harvested 2,881 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2022 deer hunting season, Nov. 25-27. Of the 2,881 deer harvested, 1,302 were antlered bucks, 322 were button bucks, and 1,257 were does.

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Missouri DNR shares green tips for a tree-mendous holiday season

Tis the season to be giving. This holiday season, give a gift back to the environment by being mindful about how you celebrate. Americans typically generate the largest amount of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. As you plan your holiday events and gatherings, add a bit of “green” to your party theme. The

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Join MDC online Dec. 14 for Wild Webcast on Winter Wildlife Survival

Learn some Strange but True facts about how native critters deal with winter weather. Did you know that some Missouri frogs freeze nearly solid in winter and their hearts stop beating. Then they revive! Some owls start nesting in January and their eggs can survive temperatures of 10 degrees or below freezing! Ground squirrels sleep

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Thankful

We can’t help but be thankful that it was such a mild fall, but I refuse to be happy about the cold that has whacked us in November. But then, I am happy to see a good number of ducks arriving from up north as of yet. I can’t see how anyone would not be

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First weekend deer kill down

Hunters in Missouri killed 88,843 deer Saturday and Sunday during the opening weekend of the November portion of fall firearms deer season. The Missouri Department of Conservation says of the deer killed, 51,086 were antlered bucks, 8,115 were button bucks, and 29,642 were does. Hunters had the most success in Franklin County, with 2,078 deer

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MDC thanks deer hunters for help with CWD sampling past weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) thanks the many deer hunters who participated in its mandatory sampling efforts in 34 counties this past weekend to test for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in harvested deer. Thanks to hunter participation, MDC collected tissue samples from more than 19,400 hunter-harvested deer for CWD testing on Nov. 12 and

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