Last updateThu, 31 Jul 2014 12pm


Frog season opens on June 30

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to celebrate summer with a favorite outdoor pastime for many -- frogging season. It begins at sunset on June 30 and ends Oct. 31.

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New Brunswick bear hunt exciting and educational

    “Bill, Bill, Bill,” Dian whispered excitedly. “There’s a bear.”
    Dian sat on the left side of a two-person stand. We were a mere eight feet off of the ground. The stand stood 10 feet from a logging road, tucked into the dense brush. Visibility through the thick vegetation ranged from five to 30 feet. A 20-foot wide shooting lane lay directly in front of us.

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MDC offers Bowhunter Education Certification Course

    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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Veterans enjoy free fishing trip

    Local veterans took their fishing poles to Maramec Spring Park last Friday in hopes of catching a huge trout on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. More than 50 veterans attended the fishing outing, with veterans driving from as far as St Louis to participate.

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Endangered insect released at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie

    Putting an insect in a hole next to a dead bird seems like an odd way to learn more about sustaining one of Missouri’s disappearing habitats.

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MDC leads efforts to protect deer

    The Conservation Commission voted to approve proposed amendments to regulations regarding the operation of hunting preserves and wildlife breeding facilities that hold white-tailed deer, mule deer, their hybrids, and other members of the deer family, known as cervids. The changes would become part of the agency’s strategy to minimize fatal disease risks to the state’s deer herd.

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