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Final ‘First Friday’ At Swan Lake

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be holding its final ‘First Fridays’ event of the year on Aug. 5 at the refuge, located two miles south of Sumner. Events for the evening will begin at 5 p.m.
Featured events of the night will see Adam Brandsgaard of the Missouri Department of Conservation doing a presentation on snakes and other reptiles and William Hall showing off a trophy deer shot on

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Fish Growth Depends On Sunlight

By Jeff Berti
What would you have thought if your neighbors had planted their garden under their porch this year? You’d probably thought they had been working too hard or that they spent too much time in the sun that day. Most of us have a basic understanding of how things grow, and we certainly wouldn’t plant a garden this way. What about your “aquatic gardens?” You’ll find that raising

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Hunter Education Skills Course

The Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will host a hunter education skills course on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the refuge, located two miles south of Sumner. The course will include gun safety, firearm and ammunition information, wildlife management, ethics, hunter preparedness and the role of a hunter.
Registration for the class must be done online at http://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails /102092. Prior to taking the skills course, students must take

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Keeping Records Of Your Catch

By Jeff Berti
Did you know that you can eventually produce larger fish in a pond simply by keeping records of your catch? With a little added effort, anglers that regularly fish a pond (or small lake) can accumulate the information needed to make proper management decisions.
For starters, obtain a free “Fish Diary Form” from the Missouri Department of Conservation. This form provides space to record the date, time

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Those Pesky Raccoons

By Jeff Berti
Got raccoons? These cute, but mischievous, critters can wreak havoc around your home and garden, especially in high numbers. But learning how to keep raccoons away from a garden doesn’t have to be a trying task. There are steps you can take that will help you keep these pests under control.
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
Getting rid of raccoons can be as easy as cleaning

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Gone Fly-Fishin’

By Jeff Berti
When it comes to fishing, a cane pole with a line and a hook attached is probably as simple as it gets. A fly rod, at the other end of the spectrum, is the most complex, at least in my opinion.
For the fishing enthusiast, fly-fishing provides an activity that challenges their knowledge of equipment, local bugs, seasonal cycles, water conditions, fish species and, above all, their

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First Fridays At Swan Lake

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be kicking off its “First Fridays at the Refuge” events on June 3. The event will have multiple family friendly activities such as archery, a prairie maze, a birders’ quest, canoes, a turtle tank and a hot dog supper. The observation tower will be open to tours along with the visitor’s center and gift shop. The event is free and open to the public.

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Do Not feed deer in CWD Counties

(The following information is being provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation)
The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds landowners, deer hunters, and others that a regulation banning the feeding of deer becomes effective on May 30 for 29 counties in north central, central and east central Missouri.
Grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable products used to attract deer are now prohibited year-round in the following 29 counties: Adair, Boone,

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Hunting Heritage Banquet

The Green Hills Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be holding its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Friday, April 15 at the National Guard Armory in Trenton. Doors open for the event at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7:30. A live auction will follow the dinner.
For more information on the event or to RSVP, persons may contact Robin Chambers at 660-654-1192 or [email protected], or Scott

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