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Outdoors

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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Anglers can “Find MO Fish” with MDC updated free mobile app

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For more than a million anglers in the Show-Me State, conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish, and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) updated “Find MO Fish” free mobile app can help find them. The app has been improved for better and faster performance for Android mobile devices and iPhones and iPads.

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First-week turkey harvest encouraging

JEFFERSON CITY–Relatively strong harvest numbers from the first week of spring turkey season are encouraging, but Resource Scientist Jason Isabelle says that harvest figures from the entire three weeks of spring turkey hunting will provide a more reliable indicator about the status of Missouri’s wild turkey population.

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