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Enjoy Nature is Art event at Runge Nature Center April 16

JEFFERSON CITY Mo – Get artistic inspiration and have some family fun at “Nature is Art” on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Runge Conservation Nature Center. No reservations are required. Nature is Art will feature nature-art demonstrations and nature art…


Deer-Car Accident Patterns Offer Safety Insights

Collisions with deer aren’t entirely random. JEFFERSON CITY—Deer running in front of vehicles seems random, but statistics from the Missouri Highway Patrol offer insights that can prevent property damage and save lives. The Highway Patrol recorded 3,419 deer-vehicle accidents in 2007, or about 2.1 percent of all recorded traffic accidents…


Workshops Improve Hunters’ Wingshooting Skills

CONSEP seminars offer a way to cut hunting expenses and take home more game. JEFFERSON CITY—“Pull!” called 12-year-old Jared Rackers, and a 4-inch clay disk rocketed out of a clump of trees. The youngster from Jefferson City tracked the orange target with his shotgun and pulled the trigger. His 20…


New Website Focuses on Tree-stand Safety

This 15-minute short course could save your life. JEFFERSON CITY-Deer hunters who use tree stands can reduce their chances of life-threatening falls by spending 15 minutes taking an online safety course offered by the Treestand Manufacturers Association. Statistics on tree-stand accidents are hard to find. Missouri, like many states, only…


Spring Turkey Harvest Tops 46,000

Cool, wet, windy weather and below-average reproduction in recent years combined to produce the smallest spring turkey harvest since 1997. JEFFERSON CITY-Hunters checked 43,416 turkeys during Missouri’s three-week spring turkey season, falling slightly short of predictions for the harvest. Top counties in the 2008 spring turkey season were Franklin, with…


First-day Turkey Harvest Tops 2007 Figure

With better weather, hunters checked 17 percent more turkeys on the first day of the spring hunting season than they did last year. JEFFERSON CITY-Flawless weather permitted hunters to shoot 7,004 turkeys on the opening day of Missouri’s three-week spring turkey season, setting the stage for another strong turkey harvest….


Hunters Shoot 22,308 Turkeys During First Week of Season

This year’s first-week harvest was down just 2 percent from 2007. JEFFERSON CITY-Hunters checked 22,308 turkeys during the first week of Missouri’s spring turkey season. The state’s top turkey biologist says that is very good, considering the circumstances. The first-week harvest was virtually the same as last year, when hunters…