Oak Grove deer hunter bags unusual antlered doe

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Kansas City
Nov 27, 2019

MDC biologists say few deer with such unusual traits are harvested annually

Oak Grove hunter with his harvested antlered doe.

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 178,936

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Statewide
Nov 27, 2019
Top harvest counties were Franklin, Texas, and Callaway.
harvested buck

Call to MDC’s Operation Game Thief hotline yields poaching arrest

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Central
Nov 26, 2019

Tuscumbia man now faces litany of charges in Miller, Shannon counties.

Items seized during the arrest of Harold Piatt, including three firearms and two antlered deer heads.

Connect with nature this Thanksgiving break with MDC

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Statewide
Nov 26, 2019

MDC’s nature centers offer free programs to escape the holiday bustle

A family takes a nature walk at the Springfield Nature Center.

MDC invites people to make holiday crafts at programs in December

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Southwest
Nov 26, 2019

Free programs in Branson, Joplin, and Springfield show how to transform outdoor items into beautiful ornaments.

Pinecones in grass

Cape Nature Center’s FREE December programs include hunting Mastodons, woodworking

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Southeast
Nov 26, 2019

Guests will also conclude 2019, the Year of Fishing, with a trout cleaning clinic Dec. 21.

A nature trail in the winter.

MDC invites public to search for short-eared owls on Dec. 7

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Southwest
Nov 26, 2019

Owl found on prairies will be focus of hike at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area.

A short-eared owl sits in a grassland.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center looking for volunteers

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Southwest
Nov 26, 2019

Dec. 10 meeting will be for people interested in volunteering at nature center.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center sign

MDC helps people enjoy the hardy songbirds of winter in the Kansas City area

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Kansas City
Nov 25, 2019
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center offers a variety of free bird programs in December
cedar waxwing

Raptors and waterfowl featured at Eagle Days Dec. 7-8 at Loess Bluffs

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Northwest
Nov 25, 2019

MDC assists wildlife refuge with 41st annual Eagle Days

A bald eagle perched on a tree branch.

Renowned wildlife photographer shares his secrets at Springfield Nature Center Dec. 6

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Southwest
Nov 25, 2019

Free program provides helpful tips for nature photography enthusiasts.

A woman crouches to take a nature photograph.

MDC invites public to learn about fly fishing at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center Dec. 6, Dec. 14

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Southwest
Nov 25, 2019

Two-part program features indoor session in Joplin and hands-on fishing at Roaring River.

A woman stands in a river fly fishing.

MDC offers Master Naturalist volunteer training in Joplin

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Southwest
Nov 22, 2019
People must attend orientation on Dec. 12 or Jan. 6 to take part in training.
Master Naturalist Volunteers planting in field

MDC needs information on elk illegally shot in Carter County

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Statewide
Nov 20, 2019
Call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111 or MDC office in West Plains at (417) 256-7161.
Poached Cow Elk

MDC and DNR asking outdoorspeople for help in recovering containers orphaned after flooding

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Statewide
Nov 20, 2019
Containers may contain hazardous materials and must be handled by experts.
MDC Color Logo

MDC hosts holiday nature crafting event in Kirksville Dec. 10

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Northeast
Nov 20, 2019
This free family event teaches how to make gifts and decorations from natural materials.
holiday craft night

MDC thanks deer hunters for help with CWD sampling

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Statewide
Nov 19, 2019
MDC collected more than 18,800 tissue samples from hunter-harvested deer for CWD testing during opening weekend.
MDC staff prepare CWD tissue samples for testing

MDC Fuels for Schools program warms classrooms in Summersville and Houston

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Ozark
Nov 19, 2019
Ribbons cut on conservation-friendly heating systems at Texas County schools.
Summersville Fuels-for-Schools Ribbon Cutting

MDC reports 88,843 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

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Statewide
Nov 18, 2019
Top counties were Franklin with 2,078 deer checked, Texas with 1,931, and Callaway with 1,735.
Chase Bailey and dad with harvested buck

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing in Kansas City area

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Kansas City
Nov 15, 2019
Community lakes provide close-to-home angling opportunity
trout stocking

Catch-and-release winter trout fishing season underway in Sedalia and St. Joseph

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Kansas City
Northwest
Nov 15, 2019
MDC stocks trout for winter fishing, anglers may catch and keep after Feb. 1
releasing a rainbow trout

MDC, partners to host youth waterfowl workshop Dec. 13-15 in Sweet Springs

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Central
Nov 14, 2019
Register youth to attend this free workshop and participate in a mentored duck hunt.
two waterfowl hunters calling ducks

Discover nature with MDC through Eagle Days

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Statewide
Nov 13, 2019
Join MDC for Eagle Days events or watch eagles on your own around the state.
bald eagle perched on ice

MDC invites nature artists to wood painting class at Busch Conservation Area Nov. 19

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St. Louis
Nov 12, 2019

Explore the creative side of conservation at this free class, with all materials provided.

A watercolor painting of an antlered whitetail deer.

MDC’s mandatory CWD sampling this weekend in 29 counties

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Statewide
Nov 12, 2019
Sampling stations will be open Nov. 16 and 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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