Outdoors

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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Buy permits and more through MDC free fishing app: MO Fishing

App updates include name change and permit purchasing. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces a name change and new features to its free fishing app. With the updated app, previously named Find MO Fish and now called MO Fishing, users can: •Buy, save and show permits right from their mobile devices. •Access a database

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MO Hunting users must update app to Telecheck

Missouri deer and turkey hunters who use the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) MO Hunting free mobile app need to perform an update to Telecheck their harvests. The update will provide the most current regulation and data information. As with most app updates, users will receive messages to their mobile devices that an update is

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Only Two and a Half Million

I thought about this letter years ago, to Bass Pro Shops owner Johnny Morris. But knew if I sent it, the letter would be tossed in a waste can in the Bass Pro Shops office and never read. I believe by including it in whatever newspapers will print it, there may be a chance that

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Conservation agents work to stop wildlife trafficking

MDC asks for help to report poaching and wildlife trafficking. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are working together to stop wildlife trafficking. Wildlife trafficking consists of poaching or taking of a protected or managed species to sell for profit. This includes buying or selling living or dead

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Fishing report

Taberville Report By Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm Last night I sold six dozen night crawlers to a couple. They were hoping to stock their freezer for the winter but they did not tell me where they were fishing. I assume they were fishing for catfish. And I just sold 1⁄4 lb. of minnows. I

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MDC waterfowl reservations open Sept. 1

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds waterfowl hunters they have from Sept. 1 through Sept. 18 to apply online with MDC to hunt on 12 wetland areas intensively managed by the Department for waterfowl. The reservation system allocates half of the available hunting opportunities on these areas for Missouri residents chosen through a random

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MDC reminds hunters of deer and turkey regulation changes for fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer and turkey hunters of regulation changes that apply to hunting this fall. • Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during the fall firearms turkey season. As a result, MDC has removed the “hunting method exemption” requirement for

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