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MDC works with partners to improve fish habitat at Table Rock & Bull Shoals reservoirs

SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Department of Conservation hopes the habitat improvement work recently completed on Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes will make two great fishing reservoirs even better. MDC partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete the habitat work from November 2022 through April 2024. A total of 751 habitat structures…

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Missouri Conservation Commission suspends hunting & fishing privileges

The Missouri Conservation Commission met May 23 for a workshop and closed executive session, and May 24 for its regular open meeting.  All were held at Conservation Department Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd., in Jefferson City.  The Commission received the following presentations/reports: • Comments on Upper Mississippi blinds and decoys regulation recommendations by individuals who…

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Fire in the Ozarks: tree-ring research reveals widespread fires in region’s past

Scientists at the University of Missouri have found historical evidence of widespread, recurring wildfires in the Ozarks and elsewhere by studying old tree stumps, some of which date to the 1500s and earlier. These researchers’ findings are now available online in a multimedia fire history presentation, “Fire in the Ozarks: Burning by humans has shaped…

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