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Outdoors

To serve and protect?

    Since it is a little too cold to fish and too late to hunt, I would like to write about something that many newspaper editors probably do not want to see. I know there are those who will say this has nothing to do with the outdoors and shouldn’t be part of my column, but there are hundreds of little people out there who have been victims, and never get to tell their story and I would like to speak for them because I am, and have always been, one of them. It is time newspapers began to give a voice to people who are bullied and victimized by the very people who are suppose to be on their side and it almost never happens.

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MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 24 and 25

Every winter, the Show-Me-State welcomes record numbers of bald eagles and boasts some of the most plentiful viewing areas in all of the lower 48 states. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages eagle-lovers of all ages to discover nature and get outdoors to view our nation's symbol at Eagle Days on Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lock & Dam 24 in Clarksville.

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Recycling Christmas trees can be one last holiday gift to nature

Once the presents have been opened and the feast is eaten, there's one last gift you can give this Christmas season – to your local fish and wildlife habitat.

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Taking care of your dog in the field

    It was a sad day. My hunting buddy’s English setter collapsed and died in mid-stride during a bird hunt. Shocked beyond belief, he knelt over his best friend and administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to no avail. He cried without shame.

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Wise use makes sense

    I have been called a hunter and fisherman quite often and really I am no more such than a million other Ozarkians. I was born a conservationist and naturalist and I will always be. I was taught by a grandfather and father who knew more about conservation than any man I ever met.  No, they didn’t go by the fish and game laws, newly imposed when they were young. They went by the laws of     ‘wise use,” which is what “conservation” once meant. 

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