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Conservation Agents Conduct Large Wildlife Violation Investigation in the Ozarks

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A large investigation involving illegal commercialization of wildlife and wildlife parts was brought to a close this weekend where the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) documented a total of 299 serious violations in seven counties across southern Missouri.

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Conservation Agents Ramp Up Enforcement with New Method

The last couple of years, conservation agents have implemented a new enforcement tool to check for transportation and Telecheck permit compliance.

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Agent Eric Abbott with flathead caught by illegal handfishing

Conservation agents thwart illegal catfish noodling

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Catfish noodling, or hand-fishing, is illegal due to potential harm to fisheries. The method also prompts junk to be tossed into public lakes.

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Agent Eric Abbott with flathead caught by illegal handfishing

Flathead Catfish Caught by Illegal Handfishing

Conservation Agent Eric Abbott nabbed four men handfishing and possessing this fish in the Tarkio River in Atchison County in August 2012. Abbott released the large flathead, topping 40 pounds, back into the river.

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Handfishing Nesting Box

This pressure tank from a home water well system was dumped into Truman Lake for illegal hand-fishing. Conservation agents found a flathead catfish inside guarding eggs this summer.

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Jackson Trout

An angler at Jackson’s Rotary Lake was recently found in possession of a massive over limit of trout according to a local conservation agent. The daily limit for trout at Rotary Lake is four, which means that a person cannot catch and keep more than four trout on any given day.

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Judgment on use of vehicles and dogs in deer hunting stayed

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Ripley County judge’s ruling on state regulations regarding use of motorized vehicles and dogs in deer hunting as too vague is stayed by Missouri Court of Appeals.

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Miscellany

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"Miscellany" for the April 2010 Missouri Conservationist.

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News and Almanac

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"News and Almanac" for the March 2002 Missouri Conservationist.

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News and Events

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"News and Events' for the November 2010 Missouri Conservationist.

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