Outdoors

MoDOT’s Freight Enhancement Program receives, awards historic funding

The Missouri Department of Transportation has investigated ways to improve the statewide freight network, and now it’s acting on those findings. The General Assembly and Gov. Mike Parson approved $3.25 million for the FY 2023 Freight Enhancement Program, the most in the program’s 10-year history. “The additional funding enables us to begin working on the

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For a gorge-ous view, visit Missouri’s “Little Grand Canyon”

Missouri abounds with natural wonders. Brimming with beauty, Missouri boasts stunning streams, rivers and lakes, an abundance of caves, picturesque forests and dazzling landscapes, but did you know it even has its own version of the Grand Canyon? If the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is on your bucket list, but not in your

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm It’s hot and humid. We had an inch and seven tenths. Right after the rain it got 480 degrees. People were dying right out beside the road. They got out of the car and they just passed our. Fishing is good. You can catch fish. They are

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New MDC hunting booklets available for deer, turkey, dove, waterfowl

New booklets are available where permits are sold and online at mdc.mo.gov. Missouri deer, turkey, waterfowl, and dove hunters can get the most current information on upcoming fall hunting from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) new 2022 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest 2022-2023.

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Kayak the Meramec River on Aug. 11

Join park naturalists for a guided interpretive kayak trip on the Meramec River from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Participants will learn about the diversity of life found in and along the Meramec River. The trip begins and ends at Robertsville State Park. Participants must be at least 18 years of age

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DNR opens applications for electric vehicle charging sites

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has opened applications for electric vehicle charging infrastructure funding through the Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust. Applications for funding will be accepted for charging sites to be located in the following cities: Branson, Cabool, Chillicothe, Collins, Farmington, Hannibal, Macon, Maryville, Poplar Bluff and Sedalia. Charging sites must include two

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Columbia Missourian: Blunt-backed conservation bill would expand Missouri’s wildlife programs

by Eli Hoff A bipartisan bill appears poised to revitalize federal funding of state wildlife conservation efforts, including Missouri projects stretching from forest restoration in the Bootheel to giant salamander breeding in the Ozarks. Branded as a “once-in-a-generation” development and shepherded by two U.S. senators with direct ties to Missouri, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm The cooler weather made it so fishermen could tolerate the heat to fish. The river has a little current. The fishing never did go south. I’ve got people buying fish bait and stuff. These guys here caught two blues that were over 40 on lines . Some

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