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Department of Conservation foresters suggest ways to recycle those live Christmas trees

A live Christmas tree can give your home a one-of-a-kind ambiance during the holiday season. From the natural suppleness of its needles to that majestic stature, to the unmistakable evergreen aroma. But after the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean that your natural Christmas tree needs to retire. It can find a second career in […]

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Anglers should take note of regulation change regarding the use of live bait

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds anglers that a definition for “invasive fish” has been added to the Wildlife Code of Missouri and effects what type of fish is allowed for use as live bait. The definition includes a list of bighead carp, silver carp, grass carp, and common carp. “Invasive fish are not native […]

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Audio: Missouri Receives $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Tourism

Missouri’s governor announced $15 million in grant funding on Thursday to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says Missouri has seen 30,422 confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,113 deaths. State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation assists city of Bethany in improving area lakes

The Missouri Department of Conservation on September 20, 2019, presented the city of Bethany a check for $153,537 to help pay for improvements at North Bethany City Reservoir and Old Bethany City Lake. Earlier, MDC provided a $23,305 grant for the projects. MDC reimburses up to 75 percent of project costs under the Community Assistance […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation offers winter trout fishing in St. Joseph

Winter’s chill brings a positive to St. Joseph – winter trout fishing. The Missouri Department of Conservation on November 1st stocked rainbow trout in the Krug Park Lagoon and in Everyday Pond on the Missouri Western State University campus. MDC’s Community Assistance Program provides winter trout fishing in partnership with cities and counties. The Krug […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to host 32nd annual Poosey Conservation Area fall tour on October 21

Trees turning crimson or gold and roads winding uphill and down, scenery will be featured at the 32nd annual Poosey Conservation Area fall tour noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. Visitors can also do some fishing, paddle a kayak, spot some birds, or scout hunting sites. Recreational Opportunities is the theme for this […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to hold free fishing event at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free fishing event at the Fountain Grove Conservation Area in Linn and Livingston counties next week. Veteran anglers and newcomers are welcome to attend the event at Pond 3 in the conservation area’s northwest section on the evening of July 24th from 5:30 to 8:30. The Department […]

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Squirrel and Black Bass season opens Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend brings an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds them that the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, marks the opening of both squirrel season statewide and catch-and-keep bass season in most streams south of the Missouri River. SQUIRRELS Hunters can pursue […]