Sports

When and how to catch Crappie

When and how to catch Crappie in the summer—move to deeper water or try night fishing Post-spawn through September, crappie tend to stay in brush located in 15 to 20 feet of water, about 10 or 15 feet down. Concentrate on standing timber along creek channels and on brush piles out on the main lake.

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Join MDC webcast July 1 to learn about attracting backyard wildlife

Interested in attracting birds, bees, and other wildlife to your backyard? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to join its free live Wild Webcast on Attracting Backyard Wildlife on Wednesday, July 1, at noon. MDC Urban Wildlife Biologist Erin Shank of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center will explain the basics of creating

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Missouri State Parks reopens some visitor centers and offices

Beginning last week, Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, will open visitor centers, park offices and site offices on a limited basis. Programming will be limited, and social distancing and additional cleaning measures will be in place. All Missouri state parks and sites are open for day-use and overnight stays.

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MDC updates definition of handguns used for deer hunting

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved an updated definition of a pistol/handgun from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for the Wildlife Code of Missouri at its May 28 meeting in Jefferson City. The change provides a formal definition of handguns used for hunting during the alternative-methods portion of the fall deer-hunting season. Originally called the

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Free Fishing Days June 6-7

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 6 and 7. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag. Free Fishing Days is an annual MDC

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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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