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The “Good Young Days” Of Turkey Season

By Jeff Berti
How many people have parents that talk about the “good old days”, when they had to walk five miles to school – uphill both ways – usually in knee deep snow or ankle deep mud? The youth of today have a distinct advantage over kids of the past, especially when it comes to turkey hunting.
The most obvious advantage is the number of turkeys in the state.

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Green Hills NMTF Annual Meeting

The Green Hills Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its 16th annual hunting heritage banquet on Friday, April 18 at the National Guard Armory in Trenton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the social, with a dinner to follow at 7:30. A live auction will follow that.
Tickets are required and table options are available. For more information, persons may contact Scott Roy at 359-3399, Robin

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Private Pond Care

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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McCarter Catches Big Fish

Kail McCarter

Kail McCarter

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Trenton High School sophomore Kail McCarter traveled to Bennett Springs State Park for opening day of trout fishing with his grandfather, Lynn McCarter. It was Kail’s first opening day experience and a memorable one as he reeled in a three-and-a-half pound rainbow trout in zone one at the park. McCarter is the son of Melissa and Matt King of Trenton.

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Sounds Of The Forest

By Jeff Berti
We often think of winter as a quiet time in nature. Chilling winds suppress any desire to wander outside. But the sounds of winter are waiting — if, you choose to brave the cold.
Crisp, crunching snow gives way underfoot as you venture outdoors. You may be greeted by squirrels squabbling with blue jays, as scolding titmice and chickadees mingle nearby.
You may hear the thin, lispy

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Stay Tuned For What Phil Finds Out On Sunday

by Jeff Berti
Grundy County Conservation Agent
The groundhog is one of the best known wild mammals in Missouri, especially on Feb. 2. However, few people realize this rodent is a member of the squirrel family. Its common name, woodchuck, is an altered form of an Indian name for this species. The origin of its other name, groundhog, is obvious from the animal’s short appearance, waddling gait and habit of

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Antler hunting

By Jeff Berti
Antler hunting
While running our dogs in the woods behind our house the other day, we came upon some cedar trees that had been rubbed by a buck. My daughter, Rylee, asked me, “When are the bucks going to start losing their antlers?” I thought about it and answered, “Anytime now.” My other daughter, Lilly, said, “I want to find some deer antlers.” It looks like we

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Hawks

By Jeff Berti
Since most birds fly south for the winter, you may be wondering why there’s a hawk sitting on many of the local fence posts and power line poles. The fact is, many hawks (and other “birds of prey”) also fly south. However, birds that begin their migrations in the northern U.S. and Canada often discover that Missouri is far enough south to suit their needs.
The influx

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Grundy County MDC Agent Wins Award

Submitted Photo Grundy County Conservation Agent Jeff Berti poses with his award from the Missouri National Wild Turkey Federation. Berti was named the Wildlife Officer of the Year by the organization on Saturday.

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Grundy County Conservation Agent Jeff Berti poses with his award from the Missouri National Wild Turkey Federation. Berti was named the Wildlife Officer of the Year by the organization on Saturday.


Grundy County Conservation Agent Jeff Berti was named Missouri’s National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wildlife Officer of the Year at Missouri’s National Wild Turkey Federation Statewide Conference, held Jan. 11 at the Lake of the Ozarks. Berti was

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