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Last updateFri, 19 Dec 2014 3pm

Outdoors

MDC limits firearm antlerless deer permits

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that firearm antlerless deer hunting permits have been reduced from "any number" in most counties of the state to one in most counties of the state. The reduction applies to all portions of the firearms deer season combined.

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MDC reminds hunters to be wary of sinkholes

Because of the Ozarks' karst topography, this area is riddled with caves and sinkholes. Some sinkholes are hidden by heavy vegetation and, as evidenced by numerous incidents reported in the news in recent years, they can appear suddenly on a landscape.

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Order native trees and shrubs from MDC State Nursery

Native trees, shrubs, and woody vines can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Nursery near Licking offers Missouri residents a variety of native seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, as well as for wildlife food and cover.

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Four days on the Current River

    Every outdoorsman has a bucket list of adventures they want to enjoy in their lifetimes. I have such a list and recently struck one destination from it—the Current River.

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Corn, cameras and trophy deer

    I am feeding corn to wildlife on my place, and have one of those trail-cam things tied to a tree trying to get photos of what comes there. So far it has been only small deer and big fat raccoons. I have put up a sign there that reads, “This corn has been put here for squirrels and birds and other small creatures that have a hard time in the winter. It is ABSOLUTELY NOT to be eaten by deer. Any deer caught eating this corn WILL BE SHOT ON SIGHT.” That should clear me in the eyes of any passing game wardens, who I am sure will understand better, what I am trying to do.

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