Outdoors

MO Hunting users must update app to Telecheck

Missouri deer and turkey hunters who use the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) MO Hunting free mobile app need to perform an update to Telecheck their harvests. The update will provide the most current regulation and data information. As with most app updates, users will receive messages to their mobile devices that an update is

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Only Two and a Half Million

I thought about this letter years ago, to Bass Pro Shops owner Johnny Morris. But knew if I sent it, the letter would be tossed in a waste can in the Bass Pro Shops office and never read. I believe by including it in whatever newspapers will print it, there may be a chance that

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Conservation agents work to stop wildlife trafficking

MDC asks for help to report poaching and wildlife trafficking. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are working together to stop wildlife trafficking. Wildlife trafficking consists of poaching or taking of a protected or managed species to sell for profit. This includes buying or selling living or dead

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Fishing report

Taberville Report By Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm Last night I sold six dozen night crawlers to a couple. They were hoping to stock their freezer for the winter but they did not tell me where they were fishing. I assume they were fishing for catfish. And I just sold 1⁄4 lb. of minnows. I

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MDC waterfowl reservations open Sept. 1

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds waterfowl hunters they have from Sept. 1 through Sept. 18 to apply online with MDC to hunt on 12 wetland areas intensively managed by the Department for waterfowl. The reservation system allocates half of the available hunting opportunities on these areas for Missouri residents chosen through a random

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MDC reminds hunters of deer and turkey regulation changes for fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer and turkey hunters of regulation changes that apply to hunting this fall. • Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during the fall firearms turkey season. As a result, MDC has removed the “hunting method exemption” requirement for

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Where the Status Quo Won’t Work

In Arkansas just the other day I talked to a friend of mine who is a bass-fishing nut and all around outdoorsman. Larry Davenport runs the Buffalo Point Restaurant high above the Buffalo River. He grew up there. We got around to talking about Crooked Creek which flows from the Ozark Mountains south of Harrison

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Fishing report

Taberville Report By Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm We still have people trotlining and having success. Friday we had a family and they only had two days to trotline. They got their brown carp. They came back the next day for more of them. They ran their lines that morning. They had one blue in

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Smallmouth bass and Rock bass regulation changes

On Aug. 4, the Missouri Department of Conservation Regulations Committee voted to approve changes to the Smallmouth Bass and Rock Bass regulations.  After looking at the biological and social data (nine public meetings) the following changes were approved: Rock bass (goggle-eye) regulations • Maintain Rock Bass Special Management Areas except the Osage Fork of the

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Fall gardening – the gift that keeps on giving

Succession gardening gives gardeners a second harvest, often more flavorful than the first, says University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist David Trinklein. Succession gardening simply means that as one crop is harvested and removed from the garden, a second is planted in the area vacated. Gardeners are able to reap top rewards from valuable garden

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