Eighteen women, including a Missourian reporter, attended a three-day shooting academy hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Missouri Dept. of Conservation 06/27/2017

Never enough powder: Getting women more comfortable around firearms

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Surrounded by the bright green hills of Kirbyville, the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems dedicates a week each summer to high-school students from across southwest Missouri.
Missouri Dept. of Conservation 06/27/2017

Outdoor exploration: GLADE teaches high-schoolers conservation, leadership.

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COLLARED LIZARD -- A popular common name for this lizard is the "mountain boomer." The bright colors of the males and unique characteristics make it one of Missouri's most interesting lizards. -- Kipp@MDC
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Don’t mess with the bird living in your chimney. It could be a federally protected species. Learn from St. Louis Public Radio and MDC about chimney swifts nesting in fireplaces. -- Joe@MDC
Dont mess with the bird living in your chimney It could be

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Chris Harmon
READ MISSOURI CONSERVATIONIST ONLINE: Starting with this issue, we've redesigned the magazine based on what our readers want -- including more pics, new sections, links to more info, and more! View or download the complete July issue at [ Mdc.mo.gov Link ] -- Joe@MDC
READ MISSOURI CONSERVATIONIST ONLINE Starting with this issue weve redesigned the magazine

Conservationist Magazine | Missouri Department of Conservation

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FISHING FUN: Thank you to Jerad Noland for sending us these pics and info on his family’s great day of fishing at Hazel Creek Lake in Kirksville this past Saturday. See and learn more in the previous post on this. -- Joe@MDC
FISHING FUN Thank you to Jerad Noland for sending us these pics
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FAMILY FISHING: Thank you to Jerad Noland for sending us these pics and info on his family’s great day of fishing at Hazel Creek Lake in Kirksville this past Saturday. “It was the best day fishing I have had in Missouri!” Jerad wrote. “Along with my 10-year-old-daughter, Laura, we had 15 encounters and actually caught 6 muskies. (Laura actually caught the first 3 muskies!) Fish lengths were: ...
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INVASIVE ODDITY: Bighead, black, and silver carp are considered invasive Asian carp and cause significant damage to both native fish populations and people. Learn more about controlling the spread of Asian carp at [ Mdc.mo.gov Link ] -- Joe@MDC
INVASIVE ODDITY Bighead black and silver carp are considered invasive Asian carp

40 pound albino carp caught on St. Francis River in MO

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REPORT POACHERS: Butler County Conservation Agent Caleb Pryor recently received a phone call reporting this dead red-tailed hawk in Poplar Bluff. The hawk appeared to have been shot, and its feet had been removed. All birds of prey/raptors (i.e. hawks, owls, falcons, eagles, etc.) are federally protected. This includes their feathers, feet, and any other parts. If you have any information...
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REPORT POACHERS Butler County Conservation Agent Caleb Pryor recently received a phone
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REMINDER: Frogging season in Missouri starts Friday at sunset. Thank you to Gorman Discovery Center Office Manager Hanna Garretson for sharing this bullfrog pic. -- Joe@MDC
REMINDER Frogging season in Missouri starts Friday at sunset Thank you to

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Registration is required for the river cruise and opens July 3. Space is limited. - Joe@MDC
Registration is required for the river cruise and opens July 3 Space is limited JoeMDC

MDC to host free Missouri River trip Aug. 1 in KC area | Missouri Department of Conservation

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FAST FLIERS -- The hummingbird's rapid wingbeat allows it to hover like a helicopter and travel at speeds up to 60 mph. The number of wingbeats per second is astounding! -- Kipp@MDC
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Anthracnose, galls and cankers are common problems that trees deal with and fortunately can be defended against.
Missouri Dept. of Conservation 06/26/2017

Pesky tree problems most common in the Ozarks

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These photos were taken my MDC's Dan Zarlenga while he was exploring Millstream Gardens Conservation Area by night. Millstream Gardens Conservation Area in Madison County near Fredericktown holds some amazing features. This surreal twisted pine is fascinating to look at and fun to photograph, especially in front of a starry backdrop. It also presents a striking silhouette. Visitors can...
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FISHING FUN: More than 110 people came out and took part in the Discover Nature-Fishing event at MDC Headquarters in Jefferson City over the weekend. Children and some adults caught their first fish ever at the event. The beautiful weather and great fishing made it a great day for everyone! Find other Discover Nature-Fishing events on MDC's website at [ Mdc.mo.gov Link ]. -- Lucas@MDC
FISHING FUN More than 110 people came out and took part in
ELK CALVING: So far this year there have been a total of 18 newborn healthy calves at Peck Ranch. There is still many more expected in the coming weeks. The elk population is growing! The video below is of a calf born this year at Peck Ranch. Once a calf is born MDC's Elk Research Team checks it out to make sure it's healthy. Learn more about elk on MDC's website at [ Mdc.mo.gov Link ]. --...
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It's a commoner with an identity problem and kids love to catch them. Learn more about this colorful underwater predator in this week's Discover Nature Note.
Its a commoner with an identity problem and kids love to catch

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Lillian VanGorden
John Miller
REMINDER: July 1st deer hunters can start applying for managed deer hunts. Learn more below. -- Lucas@MDC
REMINDER July 1st deer hunters can start applying for managed deer hunts

Apply online for a shot at MDC managed deer hunts

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