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October 2011

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

Duck numbers burgeon, but weather, habitat will determine hunter success

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With duck numbers at an all-time high, Missouri needs only a little luck for a memorable hunting season.

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Motorists should be alert for deer near roadways

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Fall landscape changes and the rutting season prompt increased deer activity.

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MDC to supervise managed archery deer hunts set for five Kansas City parks

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Managed hunts are coordinated with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to provide bowhunters additional opportunities and help reduce over-populated deer herds.

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Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

MDC offers "Holiday Ornaments from Nature’s Bounty" class in Sedalia

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champion white mullberry tree

New state record white mulberry tree measured at Pleasant Hill

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MDC foresters use formula with combined measurements to determine largest overall size of trees in record books. Trees with most total points are champs.

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MDC offers deer processing class at Parma Woods

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Venison is a lean, nutritious and delicious protein source. Careful processing from field to freezer can enhance deer meat for the table.

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Trapping clinic to be held Oct. 29-30 at Duck Creek Conservation Area

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During this hands-on course, participants will gain an understanding of trapping as a necessary technique in the control of animal populations.

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Jacob Decker of Missouri Western State University doing birdbanding

Wildlife students at Missouri Western win international award

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MWSU chapter will receive 2011 Outstanding Student Chapter Award from The Wildlife Society.

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Poosey area to showcase fall color and conservation on Sunday

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Forests, fields and waters will be featured during Fall Driving Tour noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Urban deer harvest similar to 2010

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The second consecutive year of unseasonably warm weather kept the 2011 urban deer harvest below the nine-year average.

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Dry conditions create heightened wildfire danger in western Missouri

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MDC urges precautions to prevent dangerous wildfires.

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Wildlife Habitat Truman Reservoir

Wildlife harvest at hand for Truman Lake conservation lands

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