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June 2012

MDC considering striper stocking

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Additional feedback from anglers, plus biological data, will determine the future of the increasingly popular fishery at Bull Shoals Lake.

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MDC issues immediate FIRE BAN on all conservation areas

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Extreme dry conditions increase threat of wildfire so prevention is critical.

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Discover Nature field fun at James A. Reed

MDC hosts Discover Nature field day for KC Boys & Girls Clubs

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American burying beetle

American burying beetle restoration results in grubs

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27 of 39 sites checked had larvae, so beetles are reproducing as hoped.

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Cast your vote for MDC photo contest submissions

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Vote at mdc.mo.gov/node/16689

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A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

Managed deer hunt applications open July 1, close Aug. 15

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Find hunt dates, locations and other details at mdc.mo.gov/node/8712 starting July 1.

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Be careful with fireworks to prevent wildfires

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Follow common-sense precautions to protect lives, property and Missouri’s precious forests, fish and wildlife from wildfires.

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Goose Banding in Cape Girardeau with Kids

MDC staff gather gaggles of geese in Cape Girardeau for banding

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Information from bands is used in management of Canada geese.

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2012 elk cow with calf in holding pen

MDC opens gate on second elk cohort

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This year’s crop of elk increased by 10 before even leaving the pen.

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Image of American Bullfrog

“Frog days” of summer begin at sunset June 30

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Put down the blackberry bucket and pick up a frog gig.

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Image of a common carp

Disease caused carp die off at Blue Springs Lake

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Blue Springs Lake remains safe for fishing, boating and swimming.

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flathead catfish

Discover nature in Hannibal with MDC catfish camp

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Free two-day catfish camp Aug. 25-26 is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors together.

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