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Last updateThu, 31 Jul 2014 12pm

Outdoors

Have problem wildlife? MDC can help.

Most Missourians love wildlife — unless it gets a little too close to home. Need help keeping bats from roosting in the attic, deer from decimating the garden, Canada geese from greasing the lawn, raccoons from raiding trash cans, and other critter control? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers online, call-in, and — when necessary — in-person help with controlling unwanted wildlife.

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2014 dove, teal seasons set

Hunters of early-migrating gamebirds can mark their calendars now. The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved the following early migratory bird hunting seasons and limits:

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Informational meeting set at Onondaga Cave State Park July 5

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting at Onondaga Cave State Park on July 5. The open house-style meeting will be held from 11 a.m-2 p.m. at the Visitors Center.

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Calling up barred owls

I have always been able to imitate a wide assortment of wild creatures, something I learned from my grandfather, who could just about duplicate the call of any bird or animal. I have called up a good number of wild turkeys by mouth. I never have really needed a turkey call.

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Missouri State Parks invites everyone to the Great American Backyard Campout June 28

Events throughout Missouri State Parks will lead to outdoor adventure under the stars on Saturday, June 28, during the Great American Backyard Campout.

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