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July 2010

Hummingbird Celebration to be held at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

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It’s time for the annual Hummingbird Celebration at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center on Saturday, August 21.

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Endangered fish helps local bridge project

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A rare fish in need of better habitat and a Dallas County road in need of a better bridge have become entwined in a unique project that will benefit both.

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Conservation Fair Building Celebrates Anniversary

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Since it opened its doors in 1960, the Conservation building at the Ozark Empire Fair has become a popular stop. That half-century of popularity will be honored in a special ceremony on the opening day of this year’s fair.

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It's raining records!

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Closing the Missouri River to commercial harvest of catfish is paying hefty dividends.

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Greg Bernal with 130-pound blue catfish

UPDATE - St. Louis area angler catches 130-pound blue catfish, breaks state and world records

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It’s not every day you go out to fish on the waters of the Missouri River and come back swimming in a media frenzy. Of course it could happen if, like Greg Bernal, you manage to topple a Missouri state — and quite probably a world —record.

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Greg Bernal with 130-pound blue catfish

Florissant angler nets new official state record blue catfish, with world record pending

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New state pole-and-line record blue catfish caught, world record probable.

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MDC funds will help rural fire departments

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Missouri rural fire departments are receiving checks from the MDC Forestry Division through July and August as part of the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Fire Department Matching Grant Program.

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Logger of the Year - Ozark Region

Ozark Regional Award Goes to Winona Logger

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The Missouri Department of Conservation recently named Woody Haynes of Winona as the Ozark Regional Logger of the Year for 2010.

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New MDC Division Chiefs

New division chiefs named for MDC

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Six staff promoted to key leadership positions as a result of retirements.

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Photo of Ozark Wildlife Code violations.

Conservation Agents Conduct Large Wildlife Violation Investigation in the Ozarks

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A large investigation involving illegal commercialization of wildlife and wildlife parts was brought to a close this weekend where the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) documented a total of 299 serious violations in seven counties across southern Missouri.

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Zebra mussels found at Smithville Lake, treatment pending

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Clay County Parks, the City of Smithville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Conservation Department working to monitor lake and contain spread of this invasive species.

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Catfish anglers can collect cash for reporting tagged fish

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Few people fish for money, but Missouri catfish anglers don’t have to turn pro to collect cash rewards.

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