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Mizzou Golf lands grad transfer Kesterson

Mizzou Men’s Golf bolstered its 2020-21 roster with the signing of graduate transfer Walker Kesterson on Monday. Kesterson, an Ashland, Mo., native returns to his home state after four years at Southern Miss. He was granted a waiver for an additional fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA after COVID-19 cut his senior campaign short

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MDC says evaluate your early summer habitat for more quail

For some children, mimicking the northern bobwhite quail’s mating call was how they learned to whistle. They heard the urgent and earnest “bob-white” sound lilting from pastures and fields. The call’s short and sharp notes are impressive, and rather easily imitated, so youngsters did. For older folks, hearing quail calling means summer is progressing on

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State Summer Games are Going Virtual

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) will be hosting its first-ever Virtual Summer Games this May and June. Due to COVID-19, the State Summer Games experience had to be altered and moved to an online format. The 2020 Virtual Summer Games will be unlike any other competition Special Olympics Missouri has ever put on. It will include

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Hunt squirrel and catch-and-keep black bass beginning May 23

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters and anglers that squirrel and black bass season opens May 23, the Saturday before Memorial Day. SQUIRRELS The open season on eastern gray and fox squirrels runs May 23 through Feb. 15, 2021. Allowed methods are shotguns, rifles, and other legal firearm methods, as well as archery

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Missouri State Parks cancels 2020 Katy Trail Ride

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect participants amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation have cancelled the 2020 Katy Trail Ride scheduled to begin Monday, June 22. The five-day, 240-mile annual ride, which takes travelers through many of Missouri’s rural communities, along open fields and between

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MDC reports on spring turkey season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 38,730 birds during Missouri’s 2020 regular spring turkey season, April 20 through May 10. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 899 birds harvested, Callaway with 699, and Laclede with 651. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,724 birds during the 2020 spring

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Apply during May for MDC’s first elk hunts in fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer Missourians the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this fall. MDC will issue five permits for hunting bull elk for the 2020 season this fall. Four general permits will be for the public and one permit will be reserved for qualifying area landowners. To apply

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Missouri State Parks announces phase one in resuming normal operations

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced phase one of a phased approach to resuming normal operations. While the vast majority of Missouri state parks and historic sites have remained open for day use, Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing

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MDC urges Missourians to keep wildlife wild

As the weather warms up and more people head outside, they may encounter a variety of newborn animals. Though young wildlife oftentimes appears to be abandoned, that’s usually not the case. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds residents that interfering with wildlife can do more harm than good. “Young animals are rarely orphaned,” said

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Give turtles a brake

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages drivers to be cautious on the roads this spring and give turtles a brake! These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active. Common turtles spotted crossing Missouri roads include three-toed box

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