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Enjoy a healthy ‘First Day’ Hike at Missouri State Parks on Jan. 1

     More than 40 free, guided hikes will take place on trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites throughout the state on Jan. 1.  The effort is a part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, which gives guests the opportunity to start the year of right with a healthy hike.

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MDC and MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through annual 'No More Trash' contest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me State -- and to have creative and educational fun -- by participating in the 2015 "Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free" trash-can-decorating contest.

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Habitat calendar offers 12 months of management tips

    One challenge for busy landowners who want to increase quail and other grassland wildlife is keeping track of seasonal management needs. When should you delay haying because chicks are hatching? When do you burn, plant, spray and disk? The answers to those and many other questions about grassland wildlife management are found in the Quail and Habitat Management 2015 Calendar from the Missouri Department of Conservation.


Conservation Commission approves 2015 firearms deer, turkey season dates

    At its regular meeting today in Jefferson City, the Missouri Conservation Commission set dates for the 2015 firearms turkey and deer hunting seasons.

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Having winter fun feeding wildlife

    In the winter, I feed everything up here on this wooded ridgetop I call Lightnin’ Ridge. I feed squirrels and birds, deer and turkey, even a fox and bobcat and on occasion…and an eagle that comes up from the river. Only a hundred yards from my office window, there is a little pond and a corn feeder. In the winter, there must be a hundred doves that come to it and down past the pond this year the covey of quail that have numbered from nine to 16 over the past 10 year, is a whopping 25 or so this winter. 

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Archery - the revival of an ancient sport

    The earliest people known to have used bows and arrows were the ancient Egyptians, who began using the tools at least 5,000 years ago for hunting and warfare purposes. Archery probably dates to the Stone Age, around 20,000 years ago.

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