December 2011

Muzzleloader harvest tops 15,000

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Missouri’s muzzleloader harvest continues to grow with increased opportunities and advances in muzzleloading technology. More

Wildlife restoration, unusual animal sightings top 2011 conservation news

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With news flashes about everything from elk and hellbenders to mountain lions, 2011 was anything but dull. More

Conservation Commission sets 2012 deer, turkey regulations

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Next year’s youth spring turkey hunt will be earlier than usual. More

Snowy owls rare to Missouri are visiting the Kansas City area

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Snowy owl in tree
The large, white owls with black markings are rarely seen in this area and are big news to birders. More

Vote Don Johnson for 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year

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MDC Commissioner Don Johnson
Vote by Jan. 6 at www.Budweiser.com or www.confedmo.org. More

On snow-white wings, trumpeter swans are back

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Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeters are being reported at wetlands this winter in both northwest and west-central Missouri. More

Audubon birders spot record number of species at Four Rivers CA

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red-breasted merganser
Bird watchers recently counted a record 102 distinct bird species in one day at the Four Rivers Conservation Area. More

December 2011 Conservation Action

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A summary of actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its December meeting. More

Five students win MDC Endangered Species Postcard Contest

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More than 4,000 students participated, with schools submitting their 674 best cards. More

Remember prairies for late-season quail hunts

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Quail Hunting on Prairie
Prairies and related grasslands offer a late-season hunting opportunity for bobwhite quail hunters willing to walk further and in different patterns than they did in the old days. More

MDC names Summersville men Loggers of the Year

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Missouri Logger of the Year 2011
J&G Logging receives highest honor loggers can achieve in Missouri. More

A Conservation thank you to Kansas City Police Mounted Patrol

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Kansas City Police Thank You
Mounted Patrol is a key partner in managed archery deer hunts in Kansas City's Swope Park More