October 2012

Deer expert predicts strong deer harvest

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deer hunting
The effects of this year’s hemorrhagic disease outbreak might not become evident for several years. Deer and hunter numbers remain strong in Missouri. More

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion near Ellington

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Mountain Lion Photo Near Ellington
Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue. More

MDC offers landowners in CWD area special seals to thin deer numbers

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Special harvest provision is part of MDC effort to limit spread of CWD and collect test samples. More

October Conservation Action

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Actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its October meeting More

Governor Nixon recognizes MDC 75th Anniversary

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Governor Proclamation to MDC on 75th Anniversary
Governor presented anniversary proclamation to Conservation Commission at October meeting. More

Rain the missing element for memorable waterfowl hunting season

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Duck Hunting
Without more water, ducks and hunters could be left high and dry. More

Dry summer a boon for bobwhites

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Newly hatched bobwhite quail chick
An early spring and below-average rainfall boosted quail nesting efforts for the second year in a row. More

MDC offers landowner prescribed burn workshop in Columbia

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Learn about using prescribed burns to improve wildlife habitat and control unwanted vegetation on Oct. 27. More

Cooperative field restoration promotes local economy and wildlife habitat

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Restoration of NPS Land After MDC Efforts
Cooperative efforts have renovated about 720 acres of open land within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. More

Youth invited to JAKES outdoor skills event at Warrensburg

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Sharpen hunting, fishing and shooting skills on Oct. 27. More

MDC holding deer management workshop in Linneus for landowners

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White Tailed Deer

Urban deer harvest beats 10-year average

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Cool weather boosted harvest numbers in Missouri’s four urban deer hunting zones. More