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Missouri’s 2017-2018 deer-hunting seasons ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total harvest of 283,940 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Howell with 6,182 deer harvested, Franklin with 5,957 and Texas with 5,619. Ozark County hunters...

Jacob Penrod
Jacob Penrod, 17, a junior at Branson High School, has earned one of five positions on the Missouri State 4-H Shotgun Team, which will participate in the national competition set for June in Grand Island, Nebraska. Jacob, son of Don and Becky Penrod of Branson and grandson of Gainesville resident...
Agricultural producers who want to enhance their current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program offered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to help private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help...
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...

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