Outdoors

MDC reminds public frogging season begins June 30

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to discover nature this summer during frogging season. Beginning June 30 at sunset through Oct. 31, those with a fishing permit or small-game hunting permit may frog for bullfrogs and green frogs. The daily limit is eight frogs of both species combined and the possession limit

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MDC offers pond management workshop June 25 at Powell Gardens

Ponds can be made more enjoyable for fishing and wildlife watching with thoughtful management practices. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a pond management workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Powell Gardens. The scenic gardens are east of Kansas City and west of Warrensburg off U.S. 50 in

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MDC encourages anglers to test skills through Smallmouth Slam

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Smallmouth Alliance (MSA) invite anglers to test their fishing skills and pursue a “Smallmouth Slam” by fishing MDC’s 12 Special Management Areas for bass to receive related pins and medallions. “Missouri’s Special Management Areas provide excellent smallmouth bass habitat,” explained MDC Fisheries Programs Specialist Andrew Branson.

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm Fishing is good. They were catching a lot of fish the last I heard. On nightcrawlers. Q. Don’t bluegill eat the worms? Not in the river Q. Are people fishing from the bank? Over at Schell. You can fish from the gravel road if it gets real

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Plant a peck of sweet peppers

Bearing fruit ranging in color from red, orange and yellow to purple, white and chocolate-black, sweet peppers are the Easter eggs of the vegetable garden, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Like potato and tomato, sweet pepper is a member of the nightshade family. Sweet peppers are easy to establish in the garden

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MDC program can help landowners manage deer populations

MDC’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) can help landowners around the state achieve their deer-management goals through additional antlerless-deer harvest opportunities. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering Missouri landowners another way to help manage deer numbers on their properties. MDC’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) can help landowners manage deer on their properties

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Fishing Report

Monday just about every other rig on the road was a fishing boat. The weather was just about perfect: warm, reasonable wind. Fishing had to be great. We’ll find out abut the catching next week. Caplinger Mills Report by Ryan Finch Caplinger Woods They are still catching what they were last time: crappie, a few

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Celebrate National Trails Day with Missouri State Parks June 4

Spend Saturday, June 4, celebrating the 30th annual National Trails Day at many family-friendly activities held in Missouri State Parks throughout the state. Events such as interpretive hikes, guided bike rides and other nature programs will be taking place. The day also encourages visitors to head out for their own trail adventure in a state

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Go on a wild plant walk at MDC’s Springfield Nature Center

“What plant is that” is a commonly heard question on hikes, camping trips, and other outdoor outings. Now that spring has greened up the outdoors, it’s a great time to take a guided walk to learn about some of the plants in this region. People can learn more about some of the native plants in

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