October 2010

2010 Logger of the Year’s work is “light on the land”

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2010 Logger of the Year Award winner Matt L'Heureux
Matt L’Heureux’s reputation for low-impact logging earned him three nominations for the state’s top timber-harvesting honor. More

Redings Mill gains national attention for wildfire plan

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A rural fire protection district in southwest Missouri has earned national recognition for its wildfire protection practices. More

MDC needs hunter help with CWD surveillance Nov. 13-14

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CWD hunter sampling locations
MDC asks hunters who harvest deer in six north-central Missouri counties during opening weekend of firearms deer season to submit samples for CWD testing. More

Offsetting factors expected to hold deer harvest steady

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Photo of a family deer hunting
Acorn availability, crop harvest, the four-point rule and population shifts caused by last year’s harvest and hemorrhagic disease all will affect the final tally from this year’s November firearms deer hunt. More

Shortnose gar may earn St. Joe angler world record

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photo of man with record shortnose gar
Patience with a fish most anglers ignore put George Pittman Sr. on track to be considered a world record holder by the International Game Fish Association. More

MDC completes wetland enhancement projects at Otter Slough

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The MDC recently completed work on 80-acres of wetland units at Otter Slough Conservation Area to improve habitat diversity, provide hunting opportunities and reduce maintenance needs. More

Vandals cause thousands in damage at Busch Conservation Area

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Vandals wreaked havoc at a popular St. Charles County Conservation Area over the weekend, costing Missouri taxpayers thousands of dollars and depriving thousands of St. Louis area archery enthusiasts of a much-used practice facility. More

Winter rainbow trout fishing at Jackson’s Rotary Lake starts Nov. 1

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1,900 trout and a number of ‘lunkers’ will be stocked in Jackson’s Rotary Lake prior to the opener. More

Still time to register for woody biomass conference in Jeff City

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“Challenges of Producing Energy from Woody Biomass” at the Runge Conservation Nature Center on Friday, Oct. 22 More

October 2010 Conservation Action

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Conservation Action minutes for October 14-15 2010. More

Conservation commission approves elk restoration plan

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Bull elk standing in tall grass
The elk restoration plan is consistent with the Agency’s rich history of successful management and restoration of fish, forest and wildlife for the people of Missouri More

Keep feeders out for late autumn hummingbirds

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Spot a hummingbird at a feeder from now into winter, call 816-655-6250, ext. 246, or send an e-mail to . More