Last updateFri, 28 Nov 2014 8am


Dove hunting be danged

    Remember a couple of weeks ago, when in this very column I said that I had decided not to hunt doves anymore. I think that was a very good idea. But I went anyway, on opening day, after my old friend Rich Abdoler said he was going by himself.

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Fall hunting seasons arriving and outlook is good

    If you are an outdoorsman, living in the Ozarks is especially rewarding. There is some type of outdoor activity which you can enjoy every month of the year. Additionally, fall is the ultimate season for hunters, with several hunting and fishing seasons beginning in September.

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MDC to hold vehicle and equipment auction Oct. 18 in Salem

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a public auction of various used vehicles, and equipment on Saturday, Oct. 18, starting at 10 a.m. at its Salem Maintenance Center, 1715 Hwy 32 West. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. The auction will include dozens of vehicles, along with ATVs, trailers, boats, outboard motors, mowers, generators, blowers, pumps and other equipment.

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Buzz-birds of two kinds

    Someone asked me recently when hummingbird feeders should be taken down, to insure that hummingbirds would migrate on time and not be caught in a winter snap of some sort. I once believed that was important, but I realize now that leaving feeders filled with liquid has nothing to do with delaying the little birds’ migration flight. It doesn’t.

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Public input sought about shooting ranges

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Missouri 4-H Foundation to begin seeking input on the available services and usage of MDC’s unstaffed shooting ranges across the state.