November 2011

MDC still needs hunter help with CWD sampling Nov. 19-20

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Deer
Hunters helped MDC collect tissue samples from more than 650 deer harvested during youth and opening firearms weekends. Hunter help still needed for MDC to collect more samples. More

Conservation milestones arrive for Kansas City and Missouri

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Fishing at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
MDC 75th anniversary celebration began this fall. Milestone anniversaries are also approaching for MDC areas in the Kansas City area. More

MDC celebrating 75 years of conservation in Missouri

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75 years
Missouri’s unique, citizen-led conservation agency began in November 1936. More

Hunters shoot 89,000 deer on opening weekend

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Experts attribute the 8-percent decrease to warm, windy weather and decreasing deer numbers in some parts of the state. More

MDC needs hunter help with CWD testing of harvested deer this weekend and next

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Deer
Conservation Department asks deer hunters to allow MDC to collect tissue samples from deer harvested in north-central Missouri area for chronic-wasting-disease testing. More

Hunters help feed the needy with charitable venison donation program

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Deer

Young deer hunters have a good weekend

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Pushing back this year’s early youth hunt boosted harvest figures. More

Skeet shooter finds accessible MDC range and coaching on target

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Katie Garcia skeet shooting at Lake City Range
Outdoor sports were rare in Katie Garcia's life until she discovered skeet shooting and a mentor. More

MDC's Discovery Center to host Scouts on Saturday for outdoor fun

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MDC Discovery Center

MDC offers deer-hunting safety tips

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Deer
This year’s top tip is to watch out for the hunter in the mirror. More

Springfield Nature Center events to focus on famed conservationist

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Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Programs will focus on how Aldo Leopold's writings are still relevant today. More

Fall firearms turkey harvest up 19 percent

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Turkey
Harvest increase reflects improved nesting success. More