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MDC celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with special river event

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 27. Missouri is a great place to hunt and fish, so there's plenty to celebrate. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a special event to commemorate the occasion—A Day at the Confluence, on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake.

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Sage makes best rod for Ozark trout

    “I own it.” That statement has been the catalyst for countless debates about the finer points of the perfect rod for Ozark trout. Fly fishermen are passionate folks and those participating in the continuous flow of discussions promote the rod that fits them best.

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Good news about nuts

    I have good news and bad news for those who like to get outdoors in the fall and pick up walnuts. The good news is, Hammons Products, the walnut-buying folks at Stockton, Mo., will pay $14 per 100 pounds of hulled walnuts starting October 1, the most they have ever paid. The bad news is, they expect the walnut crop to be down a little under the average.

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Colorado man pleads guilty to illegally trafficking paddlefish

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Mo., area.

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Prairie Day comes to Shaw Nature Reserve Sept. 20

Discover nature and the life of pioneers by taking a step back in time during Prairie Day at the Shaw Nature Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interact with early settlers and explore what life was like on the great American frontier during this bi-annual event.

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Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop to be held Aug. 21 near Sullivan

Landowners who want to improve glades and woodlands on their property will have the opportunity to learn from natural resource experts at a Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-8 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Long Ridge Conservation Area north of Sullivan in Franklin County.

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