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Watching wildlife in winter

    Watching wildlife in winter goes together like peanut butter and jelly. With cold weather come opportunities to view wildlife like no other season of the year.

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Some agents to be commended

      My old friend, fellow outdoorsman and naturalist Dennis Whiteside gave me a bit of good news after deer season. He goes over to camp and hunt with his brothers at an MDC wildlife area known as Mud Puppy Conservation Area near Doniphan.

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You can apply online for managed turkey hunts

    Missouri youth, archery, and firearms turkey hunters can apply online for managed hunts during the 2015 spring turkey season beginning Jan. 9 to Feb. 28 through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website at mdc.mo.gov/node/11252.

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MDC talks winter turtle power

As winter sets in, some of our wildlife, like turtles, seem to disappear. According to Bruce Henry, a natural history biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), turtles are still here, they just have ways of hiding away to stay safe from the elements.

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MDC hosting basic handgun shooting class for women

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get a hands-on outdoor-skills lesson in basic handgun shooting at one of two upcoming free classes being held at Ammo Alley on the following dates:

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How to survive falls into cold water

    Temperatures are in the teens, the wind chill near zero. I hover in my leather recliner next to the fireplace reading one of Jack O’Connor’s deer hunting adventures in Mexico in the late 1920s. The heat he describes sounds soothing at the moment.

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