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Missouri State Parks: Second to none

The concept of free state parks was something I had never considered. Now, I view this privilege as another in a long, long list of reasons why I consider Missouri to be the absolute best state in America for outdoor enthusiasts to live and visit.

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MDC says spring turkey outlook good

The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 11-12 for young hunters ages 6-15. The regular spring season runs April 20 through May 10.

Crappie USA returns to Lake of the Ozarks at Osage Beach

Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will be holding a qualifying event April 4 on Lake of the Ozarks at Osage Beach.

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Experienced fisherperson takes over ownership at Osage Beach Bait & Tackle

Carol Drysdale to give weekly fishing tips in The Lake Today

Even though Carol does not fish like her and Wayne did before moving to the Lake 15 years ago, she was able to carry on her passion for fishing in a new way earlier this year. She became the new owner of Osage Beach Bait & Tackle.

Sign-ups open for men’s, co-ed adult spring softball league at Osage Beach City Park

Sign-ups are now open for the 2015 adult spring softball league in men’s and co-ed divisions at Osage Beach City Park.

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How to Start Seeds: Part 5: Getting your vegetable, flower plants ready for the garden

The process of gradually changing the plants environment from their ideal growing environment to true outdoor conditions is called “hardening off.”

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Ha Ha Tonka State Park in running for national contest’s ‘Best State Park’ category

Votes can be cast through March 30 in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton is one of the most popular and visited parks in Missouri. However, now the park’s enthusiasts have a chance to name it one of the best state parks in the nation.

Volunteers sought to assist in clean up of Goodwin Sinkhole Pit and Cave Restoration in April

The Missouri Cave and Karst Conservancy is planning volunteer workdays to complete the Goodwin Sinkhole Pit and Cave Restoration April 11-12.

C.O.P.S. hosts first ever Suzie Sawyer Golf Classic in April

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is hosting its first Suzie Sawyer Golf Classic Friday, April 10 at Lake Valley Golf and Country Club in Camdenton.

State parks to continue informational meetings in 2015

As part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites, facilities will be holding informational meetings throughout the year.

Driftwood Outdoors: Chronic Wasting Disease continues to spread in Missouri

Missouri’s designation as a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) state seems to be solidified.

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Spring is the time when many songbirds to return to the Lake Area

February, March and April are months when most of migratory songbirds return to the Ozarks

More than 100 bald eagles spend the coldest months of winter in the Lake Area, but surprisingly they aren’t the only birds that winter here at the Lake then migrate north in spring.

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MDC expands pheasant hunting statewide

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded pheasant hunting in Missouri from only the northern half of the state and a portion of the southeast to statewide starting with this year’s fall hunting season.

Eldon to receive free place-based sustainability technical assistance for trail project

Project for Public Spaces and their partners at Livability Solutions have selected the city of Eldon as one of nine communities to receive free sustainability technical assistance in 2015.

DNR drinking water poster contest teaches important role of tap water

Missouri fifth-graders may submit entries through March 23

In honor of Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and American Water Works Association are holding a poster contest for Missouri fifth-graders to showcase the important role tap water plays in our daily lives.

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