June 2010

Four-point rule lets bucks make the most of June growth spurt

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Trail camera documents astonishing antler growth rate. More

Study shows forestry best management practices prevent erosion

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The Conservation Department got a surprising answer when it asked University of Missouri researchers to learn how much erosion its timber harvests were causing on conservation areas in the Ozarks. More

MDC Taking Applications for Agent Trainees

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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. Application process opens June 28. More

Missourians asked to celebrate freedom from invasive species July 4

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Exotic plants and animals threaten America’s way of outdoor life. More

Managed deer hunt applications open July 1, close Aug. 15

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Hunters can apply for nearly 100 archery, muzzleloader and modern firearms hunts, including events for youths and hunters with disabilities. More

Taking a different angle on frogging pays fry-pan dividends

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Bullfrog
"You get a line, and I'll get a pole, We’ll go down to the froggin’ hole." More

Missourians can help protect our state from devastating invaders

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The potential effects of invasive plants, animals and diseases on the state’s economy and outdoor resources are incalculable. More

Oak galls won't cause much permanent damage

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Leaves affected by jumping oak gall.
A little TLC is all that most affected oaks need to recover. More