Ducks Unlimited Kerry Scott and Chris Daniel with MDC engineer at Schell Osage Conservation Area

Ducks Unlimited partners improve nearly 2,000 acres in Missouri for water quality and wildlife habitat

Ducks Unlimited and numerous partners invested more than $575,000 to protect, enhance or restore 1,926 acres of wetland and grassland habitat in Missouri in 2020, greatly improving water quality and wildlife habitat. The milestones in 2020 were achieved with field staff taking extra precautions and using creative solutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The acres […]

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Attorney General directs Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for inmates convicted of brutal murders

The United States Attorney General has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of three federal-death row inmates sentenced to death for brutal murders, including the murder of a child and, with respect to two inmates, the murder of multiple victims. Alfred Bourgeois abused, tortured, and beat to death his young daughter.  […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Apply online for Missouri Department of Conservation managed deer hunts

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public areas. Some managed hunts […]

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Coordinator of Swan Lake Refuge bird count to speak at Grand River Audubon Society

The coordinator of the Grand River Christmas Bird Count will speak at the Grand River Audubon Society meeting next week. Social time will begin at the Litton Agri Science Center of Chillicothe Wednesday evening at 6:30. The meeting with Terry McNeely’s presentation on the upcoming bird count will start at 7 o’clock. Coordinator of the […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Apply online for Missouri Department of Conservation managed deer hunts starting July 1

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms.  The managed hunts will take place from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Flood-assistance public meetings scheduled on Thursday, Friday in Atchison and Holt counties

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD), […]

Flood of 2019

USDA hosting public meetings about assistance available for flood damages

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge to open for the season on Saturday, March 2nd

The gates at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will once again open to the public on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 6 AM.  The Refuge is closed annually from late October to the first Saturday of March to allow for undisturbed habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl.  Once spring arrives the place becomes a Refuge […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education approves student field trips

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education approved the new gymnasium/cafeteria rental form at a meeting Tuesday evening to reflect current rates. Superintendent Rebecca Steinhoff says the rental rates were increased at last month’s meeting. The gym rental rate is now $200 for in-district families and $250 for out-of-district families with the cafeteria rate set […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Presentation on wetland project to be held at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge Manager Steve Whitson will present a program to the Grand River Audubon Society next week on the refuge’s wetland project. The presentation will be at the Mildren Litton 4-H/FFA Community Center of Chillicothe the evening of October 10th at 6:30. Ducks Unlimited contributed the $870,000 being spent on the Swan […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge to offer Sparrow Identification Workshop

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner south of Sumner will host a two-day free Sparrow Identification Workshop next month. The workshop is open to the public and will include sparrow identification in classroom and field settings. Participants will meet at the Swan Lake Headquarters building October 19th at noon for classroom identification presentations, […]