November 2010

Platte County sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion

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mountain lion in tree
The MDC recently confirmed a mountain lion sighting in northwest Missouri. More

Trumpeter swans numerous at Squaw Creek refuge

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A majestic white bird – bunches of them -- may be on the water or wing for Eagle Days this weekend (Dec. 4-5) at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. More

Hunters check 188,205 deer during November firearms portion

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Photo of a family deer hunting
Harvest numbers were up in the north and down in the south. More

Appalachian Wildlife Foundation pledges support for MO elk restoration

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elk
Foundation is raising funds and offering expertise for Missouri elk restoration efforts. More

Eagle Days planned at Squaw Creek

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Bald Eagle
Eagle Days at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge the first weekend in December. More

Blue catfish survey is hands-on

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blue catfish survey
Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists recently wrapped up the first phase of a new blue catfish survey at Truman Lake and Lake of the Ozarks. More

Big cat in Northland is bobcat, not mountain lion

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A close look reveals to biologists that this wild feline is clearly a bobcat More

Liberty lakes added to winter trout fishing

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Photo of someone netting a trout.
For the first time, winter trout fishing is available at the Fountain Bluff Sports Complex in Liberty. More

Hunting violations cited at Jackson checkpoint

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Deer firearms opening weekend numbers up over 2009

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Cooler weather and some rain before and during opening weekend improved conditions for hunters and were also good for deer activity. More

KRCU’s Discover Nature receives grant from Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation

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Discover Nature airs Monday mornings at 7:49 am on 90.9 FM and 88.9 FM during Morning Edition, NPR’s flagship news magazine. More

Winter trout fishing nears at KC metro lakes

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The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) annual winter trout fishing program for selected Kansas-City-area lakes is almost here, with some new opportunities for anglers. More