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Last updateMon, 28 Jul 2014 10am

Outdoors

Conservation Commission meeting includes captive cervid regulations

The Conservation Commission will review and consider proposed captive cervid regulations at their June 6 meeting. The meeting is at the Conservation Department Headquarters in Jefferson City (2901 West Truman Blvd). It begins at 8:30 a.m.

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MDC offers tips for avoiding tick-borne illnesses

 Summertime is hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking time. It also is tick time, and the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds those visiting conservation areas to take time to prevent tick bites.

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MDC hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the United Bowhunters of Missouri will host a Youth Bowfishing Clinic for ages 11 to 17 on June 13 and 14 in Cape Girardeau.

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Get your flyrod to catch some bluegill

Fly fishing is the first love of many die hard anglers. Few things match the inspirational feeling of loading a rod up and shooting a line 40 feet across a cold, clear trout stream. Equally inspiring is the powerful strike of a hard fighting fish. Trout are fabulous fish to target, but finding a place to catch them where the action is steady can be very difficult. Consider trying bluegill fishing with a  3 or 4 weight fly rod.

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Smallmouth bass and terrapins

Bass season opens on Ozark Rivers this week, and some of them will absolutely be choked with kayakers, canoeists, and vehicle campers at access points.  Weekend holidays are terrible times to be on the rivers, so on the Memorial Day weekend, I will be home working on the garden.  It hurts too much to see what those people from the cities will do to our rivers, the drugs and alcohol and the litter on gravel bars.

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