May 2013

Discover nature in Columbia with free fishing event June 8

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boy fishing
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. More

Five year Missouri poaching case against 46 ends in Federal Court

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Help MDC stop poaching by reporting poaching activities to Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111. More

MDC offers upland game management and CRP workshop in Marshall

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The May 28 workshop is free, but participants must pre-register by May 22. More

MDC offers workshop in Concordia to improve pond management for fishing

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

Avoid invasive trees such as Bradford pear in landscape plantings

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

Team Henges Trapshooting Club nabs top honors at three competitions

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Missouri FFA/High School Trap Championship draws 850 students

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2013 spring turkey harvest ticks up another notch

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

Pulaski County native has lived turkey hunting history

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Jim Greenstreet calling the ridge bird
Jim Greenstreet has seen a lot of change while hunting in every spring turkey season since 1960. More

Kids Fishing Day at Lost Valley Hatchery draws new anglers

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Wyatt Zimmerschied Catch at Kids Fishing Day at Lost Valley Hatchery

Think native when replacing landscape trees

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flowering dogwood tree
Smart choices can prevent problems. More

Missouri landowners invited to Tree Farm Conference in Kirksville

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Tree Farmer of the Year Ed Keyser
Meet others with woods for hunting, beauty, income at May 31 - June 1 statewide conference. More