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May 2013

Photo of zebra mussels.

Invasive zebra mussels found in lake at Schell-Osage Conservation Area

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Anglers asked to help stop spread.

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Montrose High School Prairie Day

Montrose High School students discover nature during grasslands field day

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Field trip part of and funded by MDC Discover Nature Schools program.

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boy fishing

Discover nature in Columbia with free fishing event June 8

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During Free Fishing Days, June 8-9, anyone can fish in the Show-me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout stamp or trout park daily tag.

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Pond Fishing

MDC offers workshop in Concordia to improve pond management for fishing

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Farm pond angling opportunities are one reason Missouri is a great place to fish.

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ornamental pears

Avoid invasive trees such as Bradford pear in landscape plantings

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Bradford pear has become invasive species that harms native plants and trees which support wildlife.

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Jim Greenstreet calling the ridge bird

Pulaski County native has lived turkey hunting history

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Jim Greenstreet has seen a lot of change while hunting in every spring turkey season since 1960.

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Team Henges Trapshooting Club nabs top honors at three competitions

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Turkey hunting with decoys

2013 spring turkey harvest ticks up another notch

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Hunters’ ability to top last year’s harvest in spite of dismal hunting conditions indicates a continuing rebound of Missouri’s wild turkey flock.

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flowering dogwood tree

Think native when replacing landscape trees

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Smart choices can prevent problems.

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Wyatt Zimmerschied Catch at Kids Fishing Day at Lost Valley Hatchery

Kids Fishing Day at Lost Valley Hatchery draws new anglers

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Barred Owl Chicks

Barred owl nest a backyard wildlife watching treat

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Backyard wildlife watchers Dick and Jane Petri are following barred owls raising chicks mere yards from their deck.

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