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Missouri youth, archery and firearms turkey hunters can apply online Feb. 1-28 on the Missouri Department of Conservation website, mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts, for 2018 spring turkey managed hunts, including those at Caney Mountain Conservation Area in Ozark County. Managed-hunt details and...
Public comments on the future of three Missouri State Parks properties, including Bryant Creek State Park in Douglas County just north of Rockbridge, are now available online at mostateparks.com. The three properties, which have not been developed and are currently closed, also include Ozark...
No cases of CWD found in Missouri along Missouri-Arkansas border The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that 15 free-ranging Missouri deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of nearly 18,400 test results received so far for the 2017-18 season. But no cases of CWD...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman A hands-on exhibit in the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium allows young visitors, and those young at heart, to touch rays, horseshoe crabs and other aquatic life.
I had just entered Springfield’s new Wonders of Wildlife museum, stopping to admire the massive short-faced bear perched at the entrance and continuing on to read the plaque of a white-tail deer headdress at one of the first  display boxes, when a teenage girl and two adults made their way up...
No cases of CWD found in Missouri along Missouri-Arkansas border The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that 15 free-ranging Missouri deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of nearly 18,400 test results received so far for the 2017-18 season. But no cases of CWD in...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman A hands-on exhibit in the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium allows young visitors, and those young at heart, to touch rays, horseshoe crabs and other aquatic life.
I had just entered Springfield’s new Wonders of Wildlife museum, stopping to admire the massive short-faced bear perched at the entrance and continuing on to read the plaque of a white-tail deer headdress at one of the first  display boxes, when a teenage girl and two adults made their way up the...
Crappie are still biting, but they have gone somewhat deeper. Live minnows, chrome-head jigs and jerkbaits are all working. Small spoons have also been effective. Look for crappie anywhere you find some standing timber or brush piles. Bass fishing this past week has been tough. Jigs and the Bama...

Bob Stickles
This cold spell will have an effect on both bass and crappie. Bass will be deeper than they have been, and jigs and the Bama rig should both work well. Look for bass on both the main lake and in the first third of major creeks, like Pine Branch. The Rock Crawler crank bait that has been working so...
Whitley Uchtman, 8, killed this spike buck with a .243 rifle the last weekend of youth season while hunting with her stepmother, Kim Curtis. She is the daughter of Holly Uchtman and Russell Curtis.
Christmas trees can be left at the side of any Army Corps of Engineers boat ramp on Norfork or Bull Shoals lake to be used as fish cover. Those leaving trees at the ramps should be careful not to block the ramp and parking areas. All trees must be real, not artificial, and must be free of ornaments...

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