December 2013

Justin and Julian Floyd enjoy time in the deer stand with their dad

The future of hunting 2.0

Citizens are charging ahead in a campaign launched by the Conservation Department.

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Snowy Owl on Rock

Snowy owls visiting Missouri

Iconic “Harry Potter” owls are present in unusual numbers this year.

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Elk 2013 Trailer

2013 a year for restoration, remembrance

Conservation achievements of 2013 would have thrilled conservation giants who passed into history during the past year.

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Love nature? Become a Master Naturalist with MDC.

Training sessions are coming up in Joplin, Camdenton, St. Joseph and Cole Camp.

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MDC and Capital City Fly Fishermen offer fly tying class for teens at Runge Nature Center

The free class is for participants 12–18 years of age and pre-registration is required by Jan. 2.

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Recycling Christmas Trees for Fish Habitat

MDC recycling Christmas trees to benefit fish and anglers

The trees benefit some of the most popular fish anglers like to pursue, including bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and crappie.

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NMT 2013 Trashcan Contest Winners

Schools invited to fight litter through “No MOre Trash!” contest

MDC and MoDOT sponsor “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter Free” trash-can contest.

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Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

Conservation Commission approves 2014 firearms deer, turkey season dates

Spring turkey season opens April 21. November portion of firearms deer season opens Nov. 15.

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Warm up with MDC Cape Nature Center activities

If you’re getting stir crazy in the midst of this freezing cold December weather, there’s plenty to do at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

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Hunter with antlerless deer

Hunters check 10,000-plus deer during antlerless season

Harvest trends suggest Missouri has entered a new era of deer management.

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