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Last updateWed, 23 Jul 2014 2pm

Outdoors

Area residents taking 1,063-mile float

    Not everyone has the same idea of making a dream come true. For Allen McGuire, of Potosi, a dream come true would be completing something he has never done with someone who means the world to him. Starting August 1, McGuire will attempt to bring this dream to reality as he and his son Jacob set out for a 50-day canoe trip from Huzzah Valley to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of 1,063 miles.

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Snakes don’t always deserve to live

    Last week a visitor to Sam A Baker State Park apparently picked up a copperhead and was bitten two or three times. He died some time later. I heard the Missouri Department of Conservation news release saying it was only the third death from a copperhead bite in Missouri, which they had record of.  That last part should be emphasized.

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Beware of hungry bears

Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects bears, too.

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MDC encourages Missourians to share opinions on protecting deer

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved proposed regulation changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regarding the operations of hunting preserves and wildlife breeding facilities that hold white-tailed deer, mule deer, and their hybrids.

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Diamond Dunn trains with Outside Again Adventures

    Diamond Dunn, a  high school student from Arkansas, is spending the summer working with “Outside Again Adventures.” He has a great interest in the outdoor industry and is expanding his horizons through the day to day activities associated with the business.

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