Outdoors

EL DORADO SPRINGS MUNICIPAL COURT

Robert Chastain, c&r driving, endanger welfare child, child restraint devices,$251.50. Barbara Cochran, expired license plates, $76. Richard Harper, driving while suspended, wrong license plates, $76. Kristin Houston, dog at large, $76. David Keen, driving while intoxicated, fts proof insurance, no operator’s license, $601.50. Tagger Kellum, atv prohibited, $75.50. Jonathon Nickerson, no license plates, $50.50. Eric

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Know the Truth, Know Your Rights

I have a letter from an ex-employee of the Missouri Department of Conservation that outlines the Telecheck system and how it is used in rather nefarious ways by agents. These systems are now fairly uniform in several states of the Midwest, and with deer season ahead, every deer hunter needs to read this letter. It

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Wetland conditions vary at MDC waterfowl areas this autumn

Conditions vary this autumn at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) wetlands. Some conservation areas with wetlands managed for waterfowl have ample water and good access for hunters. Some areas, however, have infrastructure issues or low water from a dry autumn. Waterfowl hunters will want to visit the web site for each area to verify

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MDC reminds hunters of hunter orange requirements during deer season

Hunting incidents remain rare thanks to hunter orange requirements. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters not to forget their hunter orange before heading out the door for opening weekend of firearms deer season Nov. 14-24. Hunters must wear a hunter orange hat and a hunter orange vest, shirt, or coat. The color must

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MDC reports 80,525 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Howell, Bollinger and Franklin. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 80,525 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 14 and 15. Of the 80,525 deer harvested, 48,695 were antlered

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Young hunters harvest 15,591 deer during early youth portion

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 15,591 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2020 deer hunting season, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Top counties were Franklin with youth hunters harvesting 336 deer, Howell with 324, and Osage with 320. View additional

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MDC reminds hunters of baiting regulations during hunting seasons

The use of bait, including grain or other feed to attract deer or turkeys, while hunting is prohibited. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters to be aware of baiting regulations during the fall deer and turkey hunting seasons. The use of bait, including grain or other feed placed or scattered to attract deer

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Jim Banks wins the 2021 ABA season opener

Fish were biting Oct. 31,  as American Bass Anglers Division 126 opened their 2021 Season with a Halloween tournament on Stockton Lake. Earlier in the week, the weather had turned cold, freezing cold, but tournament day was much warmer and sunny with a brisk SSE wind. Eight of the 21 competitors brought a 5-fish limit

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Missouri hunters check 2,127 birds during fall firearms turkey season

Top harvest counties: Greene with 70 birds harvested, Maries with 58, and Franklin with 55. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that hunters checked 2,127 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Greene with 70 birds harvested, Maries with 58, and Franklin with 55. For

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MDC says verify regulations before hunting at conservation areas

Autumn brings the hunting seasons, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) provides many natural areas open to the public for hunting. Some conservation areas offer wetlands for waterfowl or uplands with small game such as rabbits. Others welcome hunters pursuing big game such as deer and wild turkeys. But hunters should carefully check the

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