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Taking care of your dog in the field

    It was a sad day. My hunting buddy’s English setter collapsed and died in mid-stride during a bird hunt. Shocked beyond belief, he knelt over his best friend and administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to no avail. He cried without shame.

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Wise use makes sense

    I have been called a hunter and fisherman quite often and really I am no more such than a million other Ozarkians. I was born a conservationist and naturalist and I will always be. I was taught by a grandfather and father who knew more about conservation than any man I ever met.  No, they didn’t go by the fish and game laws, newly imposed when they were young. They went by the laws of     ‘wise use,” which is what “conservation” once meant. 

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A little Christmas poem

    Christmas has come and Christmas has went, and all my money has now been spent.
    But I’ll get it back, and maybe more, when I return my presents to the Walmart store.
    I know no one will mind a bit, ‘cause they bought me clothes that wouldn’t fit.
    It’s not gonna wind anybody’s stem, ‘cause I done the same darn thing for them.

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MDC and 4-H partnering for shooting range survey

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Missouri 4-H Foundation to get public input on services and usage of many of MDC's unstaffed shooting ranges across the state. The partnership involves a year-long survey where 4-H staff will ask MDC shooting range users to participate in a brief exit survey about their experiences using the ranges.

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Enjoy a healthy ‘First Day’ Hike at Missouri State Parks on Jan. 1

     More than 40 free, guided hikes will take place on trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites throughout the state on Jan. 1.  The effort is a part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, which gives guests the opportunity to start the year of right with a healthy hike.

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MDC and MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through annual 'No More Trash' contest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me State -- and to have creative and educational fun -- by participating in the 2015 "Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free" trash-can-decorating contest.

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