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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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

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

Judgment on use of vehicles and dogs in deer hunting stayed

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Ripley County judge’s ruling on state regulations regarding use of motorized vehicles and dogs in deer hunting as too vague is stayed by Missouri Court of Appeals. More