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2015 Spring Youth Turkey Hunting

2015 Spring Youth Turkey Hunting

MDC Outdoors Skills Specialist Brian Flowers helped 10-year-old Oliver Koenig harvest his first turkey during an MDC mentored youth hunt in Callaway County during the 2015 youth spring turkey hunting weekend April 11 and 12.

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AJ Hendershott with Atlatl

AJ Hendershott with Atlatl

AJ Hendershott of Cape Girardeau County holds an atlatl, a primitive hunting tool. Learn more about this and other primitive tools at Runge Nature Center's Holiday Happenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, Tuesday, Dec. 30, and Wednesday, Dec. 31.

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American Eel

Anguilla rostrata
The American eel is considered an uncommon catch by Missouri sport anglers. This species is known to take natural baits and rarely takes artificial baits.

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Ann Koenig accepts the Forest Conservationist of the Year Award

Ann Koenig, Forest Conservationist of the Year

Ann Koenig received the her award from Bass Pro Shops' David Smith, right, and Conservation Federation Executive Director Brandon Butler, left.

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Arborist Ryan Russell goes out on a limb to keep trees healthy.

Arborist Ryan Russel has a Wild Job

Arborist Ryan Russell has a wild job.  He climbs trees for a living.

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Attend backyard bird workshop at MDC Sedalia office

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Get tips on attracting backyard birds on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Attend upcoming workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

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Seating is limited for February workshops at Lake Ozark and March ones in Columbia.

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Attend workshops in Columbia on landscaping with native plants

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Registration deadline is Feb. 29. Seating is limited.

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Banded Sculpin

Cottus carolinae
This rather strange-looking freshwater fish belongs to a family and an order whose members are mostly marine — and indeed, the banded sculpin looks quite a bit like its cousins, which sometimes end up in saltwater aquariums.

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