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June 2014

Deer

MDC managed deer hunt applications open July 1

Conservation Department offers nearly 5,700 openings for more than 100 managed hunts.

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Hannah Krouper wins MDC Discover Nature Science Fair competition

St. Clair student wins statewide MDC Discover Nature Schools Science Fair competition

St. Clair High School junior Hannah Krouper earns $250 in equipment for her school.

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Target practice

MDC Announces Renovations of Busch Shooting Range

New state-of-the-art facility will enhance user convenience and reduce waiting times.

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David W. Murphy with a turkey gobbler he shot on his farm.

New commissioner credits mentors for his conservation commitment

David W. Murphy says teachers and conservation agents saw his passion for nature and helped develop it into a life-long commitment to conservation.

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Bow Hunting

MDC offers Bowhunter Education Certification Course for Southeast Region

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Bowhunter Education Certification Course, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Perryville.

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American burying beetle

Endangered insect released at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie

Missouri had been part of the American burying beetle’s original range, but prior to a release at Wah’Kon-Tah in 2012, the last sighting of the insect in the state was in 1972. Re-introducing this beetle to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie places a species that was once here back into the tall grass prairie ecosystem.

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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Cape Nature Center awarded 2014 Trip Advisor certificate of excellence

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.

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A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC holding deer management open house July 7 in Hannibal

Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions.

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Boy With Sunfish

Discover Nature Fishing sessions offered in KC area

Fishing is a great way for people to enjoy nature, especially children.

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Boat ramp provides new Missouri River access in KC metro

Partnership between MDC and Platte County helps boaters and anglers in Kansas City enjoy better access to the Missouri River.

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fishing for goggle-eye and smallmouth bass

Early summer fishing can be good in ponds and small lakes

Ponds and lakes become lively places in early summer as bluegills and bass chase bugs and minnows, a good thing for anglers.

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People fill the auditorium at Conservation Commission meeting room.

MDC Leads Efforts to Protect Deer

Proposed regulations are designed to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Informed citizen involvement is critical to success.

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