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Published on: Jun. 30, 2010

and trap ranges.

  • A 12-position archery range has targets from 10 to 60 yards.
  • An education center for hunter education and firearms safety training.
  • Traps to permit recycling of lead and copper from bullets.
  • The new Lake City Range is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday from May 1 through Sept. 15 and from noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday from Sept. 16 through April 30. Range fees are $3 per hour for rifle, pistol, trap, skeet and archery.


    Apply for Managed Deer Hunts

    Deer hunters have until Aug. 15 to apply online for almost 100 various managed hunts taking place around the state from mid-September through January. Types of hunts include archery, crossbow, muzzleloading, historic methods and modern firearms—plus 12 youth hunts and 10 special hunts for persons with disabilities.

    For more information on managed hunt offerings and to apply, go online to www.MissouriConservation.org/7440. With the growth of Internet access through home computers, laptops, smart phones and other technology, most hunters have Internet access—if not at home, then through family, friends, hunting partners or community locations such as public libraries. We encourage hunters to take advantage of these connections to apply for managed hunts.

    Hunters may apply individually or as a group of up to six, except for youth-only hunts. For these, youths may apply singly or with one other youth.

    Be sure to have the nine-digit Conservation ID number for each hunter.

    You can return to the website to see if you have been selected from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31. All successful applicants also will be mailed an area map and other information regarding their hunt. Resident or nonresident managed deer hunting permits are required. Permits will be available to successful applicants after Sept. 14 anywhere permits are sold.


    Tree-Planting Partnership to Celebrate Milestone

    The Conservation Department and Forest ReLeaf of Missouri will celebrate the power of conservation partnerships this fall by planting their 100,000th tree together.

    Forest ReLeaf was founded in 1993 as the local outgrowth of Global ReLeaf—an international project to increase tree planting. Today, Forest ReLeaf is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides trees for public and not-forprofit plantings and promotes stewardship of the trees and forests.

    The Conservation Department provides seedlings to Forest ReLeaf of Missouri from its George O. White State Forest Nursery near Licking. Forest ReLeaf pots them, grows them for two to four years and then offers them free for planting on public property each spring and fall.

    Forest

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