January 2011

Elk restoration effort moves forward in Missouri

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Missouri’s first elk is in a holding pen, awaiting company. More

Firearms deer harvest tops 230,000

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Photo of a family deer hunting
Youths posted a strong performance during their two-part deer season, checking the second-largest number of deer in the youth hunt’s 10-year history. More

Hunter admits shooting mountain lion in Ray County

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Conservation officials say no charges will be filed. More

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 28

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You can apply online for most of the hunts listed in the spring turkey hunting guide. More

MDC offers rabbit hunting clinic for women

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The clinic will consist of a one-day training session and guided hunt. More

Attend January workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

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Landscape professionals and enthusiasts are invited to attend “Landscape Design with Missouri in Mind” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday, Jan. 28 or 29 at Mineral Area Community College, 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills. More

Master Naturalist chapter forming in St. Joseph

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Northwest Missourians have opportunity to help nature and education projects in region. More

Ray County cattleman kills mountain lion

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Photo of the Ray County mountain lion.
The 115-pound cat was a young male, which is consistent with the theory that Missouri mountain lions come from other states. More

Muzzleloader hunters push firearms deer harvest above 230,000

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This year’s muzzleloader harvest is well above the 10-year average. More

2010 a year of bold conservation initiatives

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Under new leadership, the Missouri Department of Conservation tackled challenges old and new. More