Jimmy Sexton

Funding for free-flowing water benefits native fish, local bridges

It was recently announced by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), that the “Huzzah Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project” received funding through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, National Fish Passage Project (BIL-NFPP) funds. The project was awarded $1,459,850 to remove two Huzzah Creek fish passage barriers and replace them with climate-resilient bridges located at John Coleman and…

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Young hunters harvest 11,118 deer during early youth portion of firearms deer season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 11,118 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2023 deer hunting season, Oct. 28-29.  Top counties were Franklin with 258 deer harvested, Osage with 224, and Texas with 209.  Of the deer harvested, 6,857 were antlered…

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New chairs help visitors with mobility issues navigate trails, beaches

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks recently received new chairs for visitors with mobility challenges. Using the chairs, visitors can now navigate both land and water. Produced by the Action Trackchair company, track chairs are electric all-terrain wheelchairs that offer guests with mobility challenges the opportunity to partake in outdoor activities. …

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