May 2013

Montrose High School students discover nature during grasslands field day

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Montrose High School Prairie Day
Field trip part of and funded by MDC Discover Nature Schools program. More

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 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

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

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

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

Barred owl nest a backyard wildlife watching treat

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