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Published on: Jun. 30, 2010

as Missouri’s representative to the Mississippi Flyway Council Technical Section, making important contributions to the planning of cooperative research by flyway states. These pioneering studies became the basis for waterfowl management in the flyway. In 1971, the Conservation Commission recognized his efforts by establishing the Charles E. “Ted” Shanks CA.

“Ted Shanks was a dedicated professional whose lifelong commitment was driven by an intense passion for the resource and his desire to share that with the citizens of our state and country,” said Conservation Commission Chairman Chip McGeehan in remarks during the induction ceremony. “We honor his memory and achievements.”

The Conservation Hall of Fame Program honors deceased citizen conservationists and former employees of MDC and other conservation agencies who made substantial contributions to fisheries, forestry and wildlife conservation efforts in Missouri. Anyone can submit nominations. For further information or to request nomination forms, write to Director, Missouri Department of Conservation, PO Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180.

Applications for Agent Trainees

Some consider it the best job in the world. It’s also one of the most demanding. If you think you have what it takes to be a conservation agent, now is the time to try.

The Conservation Department is accepting applications for the next class of conservation agent trainees. The Protection Division will select a handful of candidates from the applicants. These select candidates will undergo 26 weeks of intensive training in all facets of law enforcement and resource management. Those who make the grade will receive county assignments and become the face of conservation in their assigned communities helping the public deal with such issues as fish kills, nuisance wildlife and land management.

To qualify, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the natural sciences or criminal justice.

The application deadline is July 23. To apply, visit If you have questions, call 573-751-4115, ext. 3819.

Lake City Range Opening

The Kansas City area has a new facility for hunters and recreational shooters. The Lake City Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center replaces the old Lake City Range. The new facility is located at 28505 E. Truman Road, just off Highway 7, in William Landahl Park. It is a partnership with Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. Features include:

  • A covered rifle range with 20 shooting booths, target holders at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards with an observation area.
  • A pistol range with 10 booths and 7-, 15- and 25-yard targets.
  • Skeet

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