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Outdoors

Governor proclaims May 17 National Kids to Parks Day

• Missourians encouraged to visit a park and participate in the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge



JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon proclaimed May 17 as National Kids to Parks Day in the state and encouraged Missourians of all ages to get outside, enjoy state and local parks and participate in the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge. This national event is sponsored by the National Park Trust and endorsed by Missouri State Parks.

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Conservation Department urges state-wide vigilance to protect white-tailed deer

People won’t be hunting deer for several months, but they should still be vigilant for a disease that could severely impact Missouri’s deer population if it ever becomes widely established in this state.

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A hard-luck turkey

    I have hunted turkeys for a long time! It is one of the few things I am good at.  But you have to understand something…being good at turkey hunting, or being a good turkey caller…that’s something akin to being a good leaf raker, or a good flower picker. It is no great thing. If you can’t be good at anything else, you can be good at calling turkeys. Being good at turkey hunting is something I share with tens of thousands of other turkey hunters, so I’m not braggin’ about it.

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Deadline approaches for families to sign up to Learn2 Camp in Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks is teaming up with The North Face Explore Your Parks Program this summer to teach families how to have an enjoyable and safe camping experience in its Learn2 Camp program. The application deadline is May 11 at 5 p.m. for the programs, which are held in June.

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Missouri Black Bear Foundation launches

• Foundation supports the natural recolonization of Missouri black bears through educational programs, public awareness and field research efforts
A new foundation has been formed to help educate Missourians about the growing black bear population in the state and to foster an understanding for the habitats in which they live and thrive.

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