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2014 Conservation Kids Club kicks off four-part series Saturday

The 2014 Conservation Kids Club continues its “Fantastic Four” meetings Saturday, Nov. 22.

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It’s bird feeding time again

November brings winter weather and providing sustenance to our feathered friends

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is advising residents that even though bird feeding and/or watching is a $22 billion industry, in fact, you can enjoy the hobby for just pennies a day.

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Hunter contemplates desire for big bucks

As soon as I saw the buck’s massive antlers, adrenaline started coursing through my veins. I could actually feel my predatory instinct turning on and honing in. My vision narrowed.

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Find out Missouri's 2014-15 deer season forecast

When the firearms portion of deer season opens this Saturday, parts of Missouri will have more deer and a bumper crop of corn will affect hunting strategies. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) said decisions that hunters make in harvesting deer are among the most significant factors affecting deer numbers this year and in the future.

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Turkey hunting legends hosts incredible fall camp

Ray Eye must be part turkey. I don’t know how else to explain it. The man just flat out speaks their language. After over 50 years in the turkey woods, hundreds of birds under his belt and countless turkey calling championships won, “Uncle Ray,” has earned the title of living legend.

Young hunters checked-in 18,091 during Missouri’s early youth hunt

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked in 18,091 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of deer hunting seasons on Nov. 1 and 2.

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Missouri Wild Elk: A legacy of our generation

Listening to a wild Missouri elk bugle for the first time was one of the most moving and inspiring moments I’ve ever experienced in the outdoors.

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Pumpkins: America’s favorite fall fruit

More than one billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the U.S. annually each year, with many as jack-o-lanterns during Halloween

While pumpkins are native to this country and were a favorite edible of Native Americans, the use of the large fruits as a Halloween decoration didn’t become popular until the Irish began immigrating to this country in the mid 1800s.

Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 is collecting deer hides for veterans

The Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705, located in Laurie, began collecting deer hides for veterans Sept. 27.

Lake of the Ozarks to host high school bass tournament

Missouri high school anglers will have the chance to fish for $28,000 in scholarship money during the Missouri High School Fall Classic Bass Tournament Oct. 26 at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Fall is the right time to visit Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake is a true sportsman’s paradise. A group of 200 professional outdoor enthusiasts just proved it.

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‘Take a Kid Fishing’ at 5th annual free derby

The Annual Take a Kid Fishing Derby is an increasingly popular free activity for children and their families to try to hook a big catch or learn how to fish from local experts.

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Monarch butterflies getting ready for migration

Not only do monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year, but they also go through four generations per year, so the butterflies that migrate south each fall are not the same ones that came north in the spring.

Make plans now for the Fall Big Bass Bash

On Oct. 4-5, Lake Area businesses will see a swarm of amateur fisherman come to Lake of the Ozarks in hopes of claiming a $70,000 grand prize for the biggest fish during the Annual Fall Big Bass Bash.

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The unexpected loss of man’s best friend

Junior was born the son of Bocephus. He was destined for greatness. Having a renowned retriever for a father sets expectations high. Junior may have never won a world title, but he was a champion. The tears of two little girls prove it.