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You can apply online for managed turkey hunts

    Missouri youth, archery, and firearms turkey hunters can apply online for managed hunts during the 2015 spring turkey season beginning Jan. 9 to Feb. 28 through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website at mdc.mo.gov/node/11252.

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MDC talks winter turtle power

As winter sets in, some of our wildlife, like turtles, seem to disappear. According to Bruce Henry, a natural history biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), turtles are still here, they just have ways of hiding away to stay safe from the elements.

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MDC hosting basic handgun shooting class for women

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get a hands-on outdoor-skills lesson in basic handgun shooting at one of two upcoming free classes being held at Ammo Alley on the following dates:

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How to survive falls into cold water

    Temperatures are in the teens, the wind chill near zero. I hover in my leather recliner next to the fireplace reading one of Jack O’Connor’s deer hunting adventures in Mexico in the late 1920s. The heat he describes sounds soothing at the moment.

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To serve and protect?

    Since it is a little too cold to fish and too late to hunt, I would like to write about something that many newspaper editors probably do not want to see. I know there are those who will say this has nothing to do with the outdoors and shouldn’t be part of my column, but there are hundreds of little people out there who have been victims, and never get to tell their story and I would like to speak for them because I am, and have always been, one of them. It is time newspapers began to give a voice to people who are bullied and victimized by the very people who are suppose to be on their side and it almost never happens.

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