Outdoors

MDC needs hunter help in southwest Missouri to detect CWD

More than 100 cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) found in deer and elk in northwest Arkansas has prompted the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to continue its increased CWD surveillance efforts in seven southwestern and south-central Missouri counties this fall and winter. The Conservation Department encourages hunters who harvest deer in Barry, Christian, Douglas,

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Linda McAllister Dains Fish Farm Some guys came in that had been trying to rod and reel fish down on the river. They said it was up and so swift that the water was taking their rods. They were going to to try it at Big Clear. That’s all I have heard

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Jay Carter takes bass tournament win

American Bass Anglers, Division 126 held a 2-day Championship on Stockton Lake Aug. 27-28. The weather on both days was cooperative, but the fish, not so much. Sunshine and clouds ruled both days, with not much wind and temperatures reaching the upper 80’s. Springfield angler, Jay Carter came back from a 4.09 lb. day-1 weight

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MDC Telecheck has new questions on deer and turkey harvests

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants deer and turkey hunters to know that its Telecheck system for reporting harvests will ask some new questions this fall and winter when hunters check their game. Telecheck will ask deer hunters who harvest does if the distance from the edge of the eyeball to the edge of

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Deer can see you even when they’re eating

By Lindsay Thomas Jr. Here’s a fun and cool experiment in deer biology: the next time you sit down to a meal, first look around for any potential threats, like predators or fire or your loudmouthed Uncle Floyd who wants to join your hunting club. All safe? Next, bend your head down and press your

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Fishing report for Sept. 8

ElDo Report by Ruth Foreman R&R Sporting & Tackle Fishing is not too bad. They are catching catfish on trotlines in the Osage and in Truman Lake baiting with perch, shad and hotdogs. Some of the blues are above he slot limit, some below, some in it. They are catching a few crappie down at

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Panther Creek youth retreat

Free opportunity for local youth groups. This 70 acre area is offered free of charge to local church youth groups to host their own camps and retreats. Includes •A 70 acre natural area with hiking trails and access to a large creek for kayaking and canoeing. •Two cabins with electricity, bathrooms, showers, and kitchens. •12

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MDC is searching for large Christmas tree for governor’s mansion. Have one?

Landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities with candidate trees asked to contact the Department. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas tree for use on the governor’s mansion lawn in Jefferson City. MDC is asking landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact

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Fishing report

Tabervile Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm A guy is trotlining in the south lake at Schell-Osage catching channel up to 8 and 9 lbs. He started with with brown carp, perch and cut shad. He came back today and got 4 1⁄2 lbs. of brown carp. They are catching crappie in the south

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