Outdoors

Pomme de Terre State Park hosts public information meeting July 28

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to attend an informational meeting at Pomme de Terre State Park on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the amphitheater in the Pittsburg Area Campground. The public is invited to share comments and ask questions about the site and its operations. Representatives

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New MDC fall hunting booklets available

Missouri deer and turkey hunters and waterfowl and dove hunters can get the most current information on upcoming fall hunting from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) 2021 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting & Regulations Information booklet and Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest 2021-2022, available where permits are sold and online. The 2021 Fall

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Learn about the benefits these reptiles provide to people

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 snakes at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free virtual program “Naturalist Notes

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Explore Missouri’s outdoors through Agents of Discovery mobile app

Learn about Missouri’s fish, forest, and wildlife by completing outdoor missions using the free mobile gaming app! Looking for a new way to explore and learn about Missouri’s outdoors? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages kids and adults to check out the free mobile gaming app, Agents of Discovery. MDC is partnering with the

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Raymond L. Yarnell

Raymond L. Yarnell, 82, El Dorado Springs, passed away Tuesday morning, July 6. Service for Raymond Yarnell was held on Sunday afternoon at Bland-Hackkleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.blandhackleman.com.

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MDC announces five hunters drawn for 2021 elk permits

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates the five Missourians drawn for the state’s 2021 elk hunting season this coming fall and winter. MDC will issue one permit each to the five lucky Missourians randomly drawn from 9,714 permit applications, including one drawn from 84 resident-landowners who applied and 9,630 from other Missourians. The five

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TABERVILLE WHALE

David Arnold, Lawson, MO, hooked this goliath 116 lb. six foot long spoonbill with a 41 inch girth near Taberville on the Osage on April 14. This is the bigeest one that Dain’s Fish Farm weighed in this year. It measured  51 1⁄2 inches from its eye to fork of tail.

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Navigate in woods without GPS

Knowing how to navigate through the woods is an important skill, but what happens when you don’t have GPS access? There’s no substitute for the tried-and-true map and compass. Learn to master orienteering during a July 30 class at Warrenton Pool Park.

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Challenge yourself this summer

Atlatl throwing is gaining popularity as a fun and challenging hunting and target shooting sport. Atlatls were some of the earliest hunting tools used by humans, predating the bow and arrow. It is used to throw a 4 to 6 foot long, spear-like projectile called a dart. The atlatl is a wooden shaft approximately a

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MDC agents arrest paddlefish traffickers

MDC agents recently apprehended three out-of-state individuals for their roles in an illegal paddlefish operation in Morgan County. After 13 hours of surveillance, agents seized five whole paddlefish and about 75 pounds of roe – which is highly sought after in wildlife trafficking.

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