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Last updateWed, 16 Apr 2014 2pm

Outdoors

Thinking about a timber sale? MDC advises "Call Before You Cut!"

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recommends that landowners considering a timber sale “Call Before You Cut” to get professional advice that can help them maximize benefits to their wallets, families and land.

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MDC Runge Nature Center to hold Mushroom Madness workshop on Saturday

Many Missouri mushrooms are edible, but safe, successful mushroom hunting begins with good identification skills and a basic understanding of when, where, and how mushrooms grow. To help with mushroom identification, the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City is hosting a Mushroom Madness workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sat., March 15. This program is free and open to all ages.

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MDC testing results show no new cases of chronic wasting disease

Following the testing of 3,666 free-ranging deer harvested during and after the 2013 deer-hunting season, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has detected no additional cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Missouri free-ranging deer.

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Don’t forget about bass in March

    “Oh my gosh, I’ve got a big one.” my wife, Dian, yelled.
    “There aren’t any big ones in our little pond,” I yelled back.
    “It is too, big. Come and look,” she insisted. “It’s big to me. It’s really strong. I hope it doesn’t break my line.”

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Great big bass and ‘grand slams’

    By the time you read this, I will have already caught a bunch of great big smallmouth and largemouth bass, and released them all.

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