Outdoors

Share the road this harvest season

This autumn, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles. Please remember that farmers are just doing their jobs when moving equipment from field to field. It’s important that we be patient and drive carefully around farm vehicles. Non-farm motorists may not immediately recognize

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23rd Annual Stockton Lake Cleanup Event a success

The 23rd Annual Stockton Cleanup Event proved to be another success with beautiful weather this year. 223 volunteers descended on the lake to remove trash and debris, further revealing the lake’s natural beauty. The large group of volunteers were able to pick up around 277 bags of trash, 10 tires, house shingles, encapsulated floatation, boat

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Help MDC limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in Missouri

With deer hunting opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri

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MDC confirms new state record brown trout caught at Lake Taneycomo

Blue Eye angler Bill Babler set the record with a 40-pound, 6-ounce fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirms Bill Babler of Blue Eye is now the new state-record holder for brown trout after catching a monster 40-pound, 6-ounce fish at Lake Taneycomo Sept. 4 using a pole-and-line. The previous record was set just

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MDC extends fall fish gigging season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is extending the fish gigging season by 15 days beginning this season. The upcoming season will run Sept. 15 through Feb. 15, 2020. The move to lengthen the season was based on public feedback MDC received through an online survey conducted last year and an assessment that lengthening the

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MDC changes some requirements for landowner permits

Changes will become effective in 2020, require 20 acres for free deer and turkey permits, stay at five acres for other uses, add discounted permits for nonresident landowners, and add registry. Starting in 2020, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will increase the minimum acreage requirement from five to 20 acres for resident landowners and

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MDC will raise trout permits and tags starting in 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will raise the prices of its annual trout permits and daily trout tags starting in 2020. According to MDC, the price increases are needed to better cover its costs of running hatcheries and providing more than 1.7 million trout each year for public fishing. The prices have not been

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ROGERS TEAM WINS STATE CRAPPIE TOURNAMENT

ROGERS TEAM WINS STATE CRAPPIE TOURNAMENT – Last Saturday, Aug. 17, Matthew Rogers and his dad, El Dorado Springs City Manager Bruce Rogers, won the Missouri State Crappie Masters Championship for 2019 on Lake Truman. They actually took second in this tournament with seven fish that weighed 10.39 lbs. and a $2,500 prize, but finished

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LEARN ABOUT COPPERHEADS

LEARN ABOUT COPPERHEADS – You don’t have to drive to St. Louis to the Powder Valley Nature Center to see the poisonous copperhead. They are in the Southwest Missouri where and when you least expect them. The Nature Center will host a special presentation on an ongoing study of copperheads and other snakes. Attend this

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Fall hunting seasons

Deer and Turkey hunters, get ready to mark the dates for the 2019 / 2020 Deer and Turkey seasons.  The Missouri Conservation Commission approved the dates presented at their meeting. 2019 Fall turkey hunting dates • Fall Firearms Turkey Season: Oct. 1 – 31 2019 – 2020 Archery deer and turkey hunting dates • Sept.15

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