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MDC biologist extracts a tooth from a tranquilized black bear for study

Bear Biologist Extracts Bear Tooth

MDC bear biologist, Jeff Beringer, extracts a tooth from a tranquilized black bear for study.

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Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

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Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21.

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Belted Crayfish

Orconectes harrisoni
This medium-small, tan crayfish — found only in the Big River and its tributaries — has a distinctive pattern of alternating olive-green and reddish-brown bands on the abdominal segments.

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Child Fishing with Fish In Net

Bennett Spring to host Kids' Fishing Day on May 3

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Big Creek Crayfish

Orconectes peruncus
This moderately small, brown crayfish has a very localized distribution centered in Big Creek and its tributaries, in the St. Francis River basin. It lacks bright colors, but blackish specks and blotches occur over the top surfaces of the body and pincers.

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Black Bear at Birdfeeder

Black Bear at Birdfeeder

Don't feed wildlife. Keeping birdfeeders full in summer can make nuisances of bears -- such as this one raiding a backyard feeder -- along with raccoons, squirrels, deer, and other wildlife looking for easy pickings. Get help from MDC with nuisance wildlife and learn how to prevent problems at mdc.mo.gov/node/2573.

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Black Bear Research Project

Black Bear Research Project

MDC Resource Scientist, Jeff Beringer, extracts a tooth from a tranquilized black bear for study.

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