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Last updateWed, 23 Jul 2014 2pm

Outdoors

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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Just had another big brainstorm

    With Father’s Day approaching I am looking forward to having all my kids gather around me and act like I am something special. If I were to tell them I would like to have a new shirt or a box of shotgun shells, I am sure they would get me a Father’s Day gift of some sort, but I told them long ago that I have everything I want, and there isn’t room for another thing here on Lightnin’ Ridge.

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Families can enjoy fun adventures on National Trails Day in Missouri State Parks June 7

Family-friendly activities throughout Missouri State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 7.  Guided hikes and nature programs are among the fun special events taking place in state parks and historic sites.  The day also encourages visitors to head out for an adventure on the nearly 1,000 miles of trails Missouri State Parks has to offer.

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