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Left image shows ditch with trees; right image shows shallow ditch in field

Ditch Work

Before November 2011, we filled in a one-mile section of ditch that bisected Units A and B and allowed water to bypass the area. Now the ditch matches the surrounding elevations so that shallowly flooded ground in Units A and B can be better used.

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Diverse factors reduce November deer harvest

Of all the factors in play, weather probably was least important.

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Photo of firewood

Don't Import Firewood

Firewood looks harmless, but it can harbor the emerald ash borer, a devastating forest pest. Campers and hunters are urged not to move firewood to and from their campsites.

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Several bright-green Osage orange fruits in a wire basket

Don’t Let These “Apples” Fool You

Every fall local stores tout these big, green, gnarly-skinned fruits as "natural insect repellent." But do they really keep the bugs away? I did a little research on hedge apple lore.

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dove in hand with banded leg

Double Dove Opener Is Twice the Fun

Two openings, two banded birds, lots of hot fun.

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Dove Band

This close-up photo shows an aluminum band with embossed numbers on the leg of a dove.

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Dove Hunting

Dove Hunting

The Conservation Department manages hundreds of fields for dove hunting, creating opportunities in every corner of Missouri.

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Photo of mourning dove, adult female

Dove Hunting Prospects

Browse hunting tips and habitat treatments, ongoing dove research, and featured Missouri conservation areas for hunting mourning, white-winged, and Eurasian collared-doves in 2014.

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Dove Opener Next Wednesday

Tips for dove season opener on Sept. 1.

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Doves plentiful, but hunting might be tougher

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The Conservation Department manages fields especially for doves and hunters. The birds get credit for their own abundance.

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