Outdoors

July 2016 MO Conservationist now online

The complete July issue of the Missouri Conservationist is available for viewing and/or download at mdc.mo.gov/conmag This month’s features: Bear With Us Department researchers visit black bear dens to study population growth Caring for Missouri’s Best Wild Places Partners use a wide-ranging approach to conserve unique areas and meet local needs Up a Lazy River

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MDC seeks public input for Montrose Conservation Area

Public can comment in July on management plan for area in Henry County Editors and webmasters – this release has a kill date of July 27. The plan will not be available online for input after July 31 so all usage of this release should occur early in the month if possible. The Missouri Department

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Fishing report for June 30

Fishing report Taberville Report By Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm We have people trotlining and doing limb lines. The people that are fishing the hardest park their boat out here for a dollar a day. They come early in the morning like at 6 o’clock. They go run their lines. Then they bait them at

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Ten great floats in the Missouri Ozarks

by Brent Frazee The Kansas City Star Towering bluffs, gurgling riffles, timbered hillsides, pools where schools of fish scatter at the sight of an advancing canoe — that’s the Ozarks at its best. Each year, thousands of people launch their canoes and paddle into the most beautiful scenery southern Missouri offers. A more peaceful, get-back-to-nature

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Conservation Commission Action – June 2016

The Missouri Conservation Commission met on Thursday, June 23, for its closed session at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 Gans Road in Columbia, and on Friday, June 24, for its regular open meeting at the MDC Runge Conservation Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City. Commissioners present were: •Marilynn J. Bradford, Chair •David

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Mike Dill wins Stockton tourney

Local angler Mike Dill took the win Saturday, June 23, in the D126 Bass Tournament on Stockton Lake. Dill’s five fish bag weighed 12.03 lbs and gave him a $541 payday. Second place went to Jay Carter with a five fish limit weighing 11.50 lbs, earning him $254. Pittsburg, KS, angler, Dominic Cavitt, took third

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Fishing report

All stations had little to nothing to report. Caplinger Mills Report by Harold Harrelson Caplinger Woods Campground and Riverside Bait and Canoe They are not running enough water to bring up bigger fish. Small channels and mixed crappie are biting. – some keeper size, some smaller.

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Justice for a Thief

I had vowed revenge back in the spring, when she stole a treasured lure from me. It was a gold Rapala about four inches long. I told her then that she would pay for that sneakiness, that thievery. I was upstream a ways in early April, using it to catch white bass, and hoping for

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MDC searches for vehicle in elk poaching case

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents would like to speak to the driver of a 2007-12 dark gray four-door GM pickup, reported by an anonymous tip to have been at Log Yard Access along the Current River between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2015.  Anyone who was at the Log Yard Access area

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm I just talked to some people who are trotlining and they say they are doing good on white cats. They are using the bait we’ve got – regular perch and goldfish. I heard some people talking earlier this week. They were checking their lines morning and night

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