Department of Conservation

Catfish, Getty Images, photo by Reinhard Dirscherl

Mo. Lawmakers To Review Catfish Regulation

Conservation officials endorsed a new regulation that would allow anglers to keep more blue catfish but require mid-sized fish to be returned to the water.


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Botanical Garden Completes Mo. Plant Encyclopedia

The flora encyclopedia fills almost 1,400 pages and lists nearly 3,000 plants. It’s the third volume in a series started 50 years ago by the St. Louis research center.


Geese 3, Getty Images, photo by John Cancalosi

Snow Pushes Geese Into Eastern Missouri

A conservation area in Lincoln County north of St. Louis recorded 7,000 snow geese, with an estimated 15,000 birds in the surrounding area.



Missouri Conservation Officials To Check Killed Deer

The Department of Conservation will take tissue samples from September 15 through January.



Injured Bald Eagle Rescued in Lake Ozark

Police Chief Mark Maples says a motorist driving through the golf resort spotted the injured bird along the roadside.


Mountain lions

Bill Would Allow Killing Missouri Mountain Lions

The Department of Conservation says Missouri has had 27 confirmed mountain lion sightings since 1994.


Mountain lions

Landowner Shoots, Kills Mountain Lion In South-Central Missouri

Members of Missouri’s Mountain Lion Response Team say the widely scattered mountain lion sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.


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