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April 2011

Missouri Elk Arrival Delayed

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Arrival of elk at Peck Ranch has been delayed because all necessary health protocol testing is not complete.

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Conservation Agents employ MDC boats for flood rescues

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New Kansas City Regional office

New MDC KC regional office opens at Reed Conservation Area

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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will open its new Kansas City Regional Office May 2 at the James A. Reed Memorial Conservation Area.

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Southeast Missouri black bear trapping to begin in May

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Study will provide further information, such as movement patterns, population densities, habitat preferences, male-to-female ratios and overall numbers of Missouri bears.

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A photograph of a researcher, standing in a boat, holding a 3-foot sturgeon

Primitive fish a precious catch to save the species

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An endangered fish species that traces its lineage back to dinosaur times is getting help from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Free Kids' Fishing Day April 30 at Cape G. Nature Center

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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center offers free kids' fishing day April 30.

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Conservation Agent helps rescue 13 from flooded homes

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Missouri conservation agents also assisted in Stoddard, Wayne and Ripley Counties and they continue to work alongside other agencies in rescue and evacuation efforts today.

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MDC & DNR host free Kids' Fishing Day at Montauk May 7

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Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Montauk State Park Kids’ Fishing Day May 7.

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Overstory research crew measuring trees

St. Joe Arbor Day activities honor Year of the Forest

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Celebrates trees – or pick up some free tree seedlings and meet Smokey Bear – as the MDC hosts Arbor Day celebration on April 30 in St. Joe.

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Governor emphasizes value of trees with Arbor Day proclamation

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Missouri students join Governor in proclamation ceremony.

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Charleston students Discover Nature at annual Solar Day May 6

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Solar Day is just one way the Corse family partners with MDC employees and other volunteers to help local students discover nature.

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Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

Hummingbirds returning, time to hang feeders

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This is a good time for people who enjoy watching their aerial skills to hang feeders outdoors to attract them.

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