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October 2010

2010 Logger of the Year Award winner Matt L'Heureux

2010 Logger of the Year’s work is “light on the land”

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Matt L’Heureux’s reputation for low-impact logging earned him three nominations for the state’s top timber-harvesting honor.

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Redings Mill gains national attention for wildfire plan

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A rural fire protection district in southwest Missouri has earned national recognition for its wildfire protection practices.

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CWD hunter sampling locations

MDC needs hunter help with CWD surveillance Nov. 13-14

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MDC asks hunters who harvest deer in six north-central Missouri counties during opening weekend of firearms deer season to submit samples for CWD testing.

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Photo of a family deer hunting

Offsetting factors expected to hold deer harvest steady

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Acorn availability, crop harvest, the four-point rule and population shifts caused by last year’s harvest and hemorrhagic disease all will affect the final tally from this year’s November firearms deer hunt.

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photo of man with record shortnose gar

Shortnose gar may earn St. Joe angler world record

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Patience with a fish most anglers ignore put George Pittman Sr. on track to be considered a world record holder by the International Game Fish Association.

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MDC completes wetland enhancement projects at Otter Slough

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The MDC recently completed work on 80-acres of wetland units at Otter Slough Conservation Area to improve habitat diversity, provide hunting opportunities and reduce maintenance needs.

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Vandals cause thousands in damage at Busch Conservation Area

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Vandals wreaked havoc at a popular St. Charles County Conservation Area over the weekend, costing Missouri taxpayers thousands of dollars and depriving thousands of St. Louis area archery enthusiasts of a much-used practice facility.

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Winter rainbow trout fishing at Jackson’s Rotary Lake starts Nov. 1

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1,900 trout and a number of ‘lunkers’ will be stocked in Jackson’s Rotary Lake prior to the opener.

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October 2010 Conservation Action

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Conservation Action minutes for October 14-15 2010.

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Still time to register for woody biomass conference in Jeff City

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“Challenges of Producing Energy from Woody Biomass” at the Runge Conservation Nature Center on Friday, Oct. 22

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Bull elk standing in tall grass

Conservation commission approves elk restoration plan

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The elk restoration plan is consistent with the Agency’s rich history of successful management and restoration of fish, forest and wildlife for the people of Missouri

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hummingbird

Keep feeders out for late autumn hummingbirds

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Spot a hummingbird at a feeder from now into winter, call 816-655-6250, ext. 246, or send an e-mail to .

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