Outdoors

Missouri Deer Harvest Down

The deer kill during the November gun season in Missouri was about 179 thousand, compared to 201 thousand in 2018. The Missouri Department of Conservation has made some mistakes in the past few years that they will regret, and one of them involves changing the landowners permit situation. I believe it is showing up now

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The Ducks From Somewhere Else

Bolt and I loaded up the boat and headed for Truman Lake the day before Thanksgiving. Bolt is my big brown Labrador, the third or fourth greatest duck dog in the world. I call him that; so all the other Lab owners who think their dog is the ‘best one in the world’ have no

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MDC invites duck hunters to meetings in Joplin, Springfield

Zone workshops Feb. 4 in Joplin and Feb. 5 in Springfield will give hunters chances to offer input. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites area waterfowl hunters to two upcoming waterfowl zone workshops in southwest Missouri where MDC staff will gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2021-2025

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MDC reports 10,543 deer harvested during antlerless portion

Archery season continues through Jan. 15, alternative methods runs Dec. 28 – Jan. 7. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 10,543 deer during the antlerless portion of the fall firearms deer season, Dec. 6-8. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 396 deer harvested, Pike with

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MDC managed waterfowl hunts going to COVID Level Red

In response to increasing cases of COVID-19 in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that all managed waterfowl hunts will be designated COVID Red Level effective Wednesday, Nov. 25. The moved is based on the recent Executive Order 20-19 from Governor Mike Parson extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31,

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Give Holiday Gifts from MDC

Visit the MDC online Nature Shop and MDC nature centers for nature-related holiday gifts. Have any nature lovers on your holiday gift list? The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) online Nature Shop makes holiday shopping a breeze for anyone interested in nature-themed gifts. Offerings include the ever-popular Natural Events Calendar, plus a variety of books

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MDC invites people to learn about snakes Dec. 27

Free program will feature a chance to get up-close views of live snakes. Snakes are among Missouri’s most misunderstood animals. That’s unfortunate because underneath a snake’s frightful reputation is an animal that performs valuable pest-control services for humans and, with the exception of a few venomous species, is relatively harmless. People can learn more about

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Lucas Fornelli Wins On Stockton Lake

Mound City, KS, angler, Lucas Fornelli topped the leaderboard Nov. 22, as 24 anglers faced cool cloudy weather to fish the ABA American Fishing Tour tournament on Stockton Lake. Fornelli reported catching most of his 16.61 lb bag of fish with a jig, casting into shallow water. He took Big Bass honors with a 4.98

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