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Pond Leaks

By Jeff Berti
Most ponds lose some water due to leaks, and it’s not uncommon for the water level in ponds to fall in the summer or during times of drought. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation says if your pond is chronically low, then you may have a problem that needs attention.
The most common cause of pond leaks is tree roots penetrating the dam. Cutting large trees isn’t

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Ponds Provide Food For Fish

By Jeff Berti
If you grow your own vegetables, try to imagine never cultivating, pulling the weeds or thinning young plants from your garden. Or, how about harvesting vegetables before they are actually ready? As you know, a productive garden must be properly managed, so you would not expect much of a yield if you managed it like this.
You may not realize it, but private ponds and lakes are

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Catfishing

By Jeff Berti
The scent of something to eat suddenly catches the fish’s attention. It approaches the source of the appealing scent. The bait is taken and the fish begins to swim off. At the same time, on the bank above, an angler notices the bite, sets the hook, and reels in the prize. The chunky channel catfish is admired for a moment and then placed on a stringer to

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Frog Season Starts June 30

By Jeff Berti
Frog legs rank alongside caviar, escargot and oysters as delicacies for cultured palates. Missourians who savor the taste of fresh frog legs fried or sautéed don’t have much longer to wait. The season opens sunset, June 30 and runs through Oct. 31. Frog hunters can take bullfrogs or green frogs with either fishing or hunting permits.
The bullfrog and the green frog are exceptional amphibians. Among Missouri’s

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MDC Deer Management Open Houses

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding Deer Management Open Houses in the coming weeks. The MDC will be seeking public opinion on the MDC’s deer management efforts. The open houses run from 3-8 p.m.
There will be one in the Kirksville High School gym on Monday, June 30 and one in the M.W. Jenkins Building at the Litton Agriculture Campus in Chillicothe on Tuesday, July 1.

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ATV’s

By Jeff Berti
As summer wears on, so do the unsightly tracks of all terrain vehicles in many of the area’s stream-beds. While thought to be a popular activity, “four wheeling” or “mudding” on ATV’s is illegal in Missouri’s streams and rivers. Just as they are restricted on the highways of the state, ATV’s are also controlled in streams and rivers under the same law.
Missouri statute 304.013 pertains to

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Greenwing Day At Fountain Grove

The Yellow Creek Ducks Unlimited annual Greenwing Day will be held on June 21 at the Fountain Grove Conservation Area south of Meadville. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to all kids up to age 17 years of age.
There will be exhibit and interactive stations covering various aspects of waterfowl hunting, including a decoy booth, dog retrieving exhibition, archery and trap shooting

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Free Fishing Days

By Jeff Berti
Some folks have never taken up the sport of fishing, and others haven’t fished for a long time. That’s why the Department of Conservation offers “Free Fishing Days,” which will be held this weekend, June 7 and 8.
During Free Fishing Days, anyone (including non-residents) can fish in Missouri’s public waters without a fishing permit. In addition, no daily tag is required at the state’s trout parks

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Free Fishing Days

The Missouri Department of Conservation is sponsoring “Free Fishing Days” this weekend, June 7-8. Anyone in Missouri will be able to fish without having to buy a fishing permit, trout stamp or trout park daily tag.
Normal regulations will remain in effect, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler can keep. Some private fishing areas may still require permits and trespass laws remain in effect on

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