Last updateWed, 20 Aug 2014 12pm


Informational meeting set at Onondaga Cave State Park July 5

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting at Onondaga Cave State Park on July 5. The open house-style meeting will be held from 11 a.m-2 p.m. at the Visitors Center.

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Calling up barred owls

I have always been able to imitate a wide assortment of wild creatures, something I learned from my grandfather, who could just about duplicate the call of any bird or animal. I have called up a good number of wild turkeys by mouth. I never have really needed a turkey call.

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Missouri State Parks invites everyone to the Great American Backyard Campout June 28

Events throughout Missouri State Parks will lead to outdoor adventure under the stars on Saturday, June 28, during the Great American Backyard Campout.

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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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