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Last updateWed, 28 Jan 2015 2pm

Outdoors

Ducks and G.O.O.S.M.E.’s

    I may be getting too old to go duck hunting.  I walked a half-mile across a big field last week, then waded down the half-frozen creek to a little hole where ducks had been loafing. Where there wasn’t any ice, the rocks were so slick I could hardly keep my balance. Where there was ice, it was so slick I could hardly keep my balance either. 

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Missouri deer-hunting season ends with harvest of 260,552

Missouri's 2014-2015 deer-hunting closed Jan. 15 with the conclusion of the state's archery season. The Missouri Department of Conservation reported that the total deer harvest for the current season was 260,552, which is 7,978 more than the 252,574 deer checked during the previous year.

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MDC to match $1.3 million in federal dollars to help Missouri landowners with key habitat conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently announced that it will receive $1.3 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help private landowners in Missouri improve grasslands, glades, and woodlands on their properties for both wildlife habitat and agriculture production.

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Watching wildlife in winter

    Watching wildlife in winter goes together like peanut butter and jelly. With cold weather come opportunities to view wildlife like no other season of the year.

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Some agents to be commended

      My old friend, fellow outdoorsman and naturalist Dennis Whiteside gave me a bit of good news after deer season. He goes over to camp and hunt with his brothers at an MDC wildlife area known as Mud Puppy Conservation Area near Doniphan.

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