December 2012

Young hunters check 2,197 deer during second youth weekend

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Weekend concluded firearms season. Archery season remains open through Jan. 15. More

Deer harvest 14,921 for alternative methods portion of season

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Muzzleloader portion renamed “alternative methods” in 2012 to reflect additional options. More

2012 Conservation Recap

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Mountain Lion in DeKalb County
Drought and public involvement dominated conservation news. More

Bears, elk and mountain lions on tap at MDC Gorman Discovery Center

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MDC nature film fest honors genius of Rachel Carson and Aldo Leopold

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Rachel Carson
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center will celebrate their legacy with free nature film day Dec. 29, including award-winning movies Green Fire and Sense of Wonder. More

Initial CWD sampling test results available online from MDC

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Participating hunters can get test results for their deer online at mdc.mo.gov/node/19829. More

White-tail deer population surveys begin in Cape Girardeau

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Population survey being done at request of Cape Girardeau city council, which began discussions of urban deer management for the city earlier this year. More

MDC offers enhanced website for mobile devices

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Go online through your smart phone to mdc.mo.gov for mobile version of MDC website. More

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in DeKalb County

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Mountain Lion in DeKalb County
Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue. More

Glassberg Family Conservation Area opens in Jefferson County

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Glassberg CA Sign
New conservation area is off Route FF in the north-central part of Jefferson County. More

2013 Eagle Days program at Old Chain of Rocks Bridge limited to students

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Public invited to view eagles on their own. More

December 2012 Conservation Action

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Highlights of actions at the December meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission More