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Missouri Witnesses the Return of a Native

A handful of birds are the vanguard of a prairie restoration partnership between government agencies, private conservation groups and citizen conservationists. TABERVILLE, Mo.-The puzzle of which came first, the chicken or the egg, could be a metaphor for the prairie chicken and the prairie. One without the other is unthinkable,…


Leaky Pond Solutions That Hold Water

The Conservation Department has help for pond owners with ebbing fortunes. JEFFERSON CITY-Most ponds lose some water due to leaks, and it’s not uncommon for the water level in ponds to fall in the summer or during times of drought. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation says if your pond…


Conservation Commission Adds Late Portion to Youth Deer Season, Expands Area Covered By Four-Point Rule

Changes in this year’s deer regulations include a present for young hunters – a second youth hunt during the holidays. JEFFERSON CITY-Changes in deer-hunting regulations approved by the Missouri Conservation Commission at its April meeting include one that enjoys popular support from hunters and one that is likely to be…


Weather Holds Down Youth Turkey Harvest

This year’s youth harvest was the second-lowest on record, even with all-day hunting .    JEFFERSON CITY-Young hunters posted the second-lowest harvest in the eight-year history of Missouri’s two-day Youth Turkey Hunting Season. The state’s top wild-turkey manager attributed the poor showing to dismal weather.    Hunters age 15 and…


Hunters Reminded of Conservation Area Closures

Eleven areas in southeastern Missouri have been closed due to flooding.    KENNETT, Mo.-Turkey hunters who normally head for conservation areas in southeastern Missouri should check the list of closed areas before opening day of spring turkey season. They may find their favorite areas closed.    The Missouri Department of…