Missouri Department of Conservation

Firearms Deer Season Opening Weekend Harvests Over 97,000Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Texas County with 2,184 deer checked, Howell County with 1,959 and Franklin County with 1,899.
Bald Eagle Hospitalized at Dickerson Park Zoo ReleasedA bald eagle that spent the past two weeks recovering from injuries at the Dickerson Park Zoo has been released.
Virgin Snake in Captivity Gives Birth AgainOfficials at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center say a female yellow-bellied water snake reproduced on her own in 2014 and again this summer.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in St. Louis CountyIn time, all untreated ash trees in an area harboring EAB can be expected to succumb to the insect.
New Deer Regulations BlockedNew rules are aimed at curbing the potential spread of chronic wasting disease.
Motorists Cautioned: Box Turtles on the MoveThe majority of turtles on the road right now are three-toed box turtles.
3 Species of Poisonous Snakes in St. LouisDan Zarlenga, with the Missouri Department of Conservation, says the state has five species of poisonous snakes, and three of them are in the St. Louis area.
Missouri Fisherman Catches State Record-Weighing BassThe Missouri fisherman said it took him 45 minutes to reel in the striped bass which is a new state record.
Two Groups of Cicadas Ready to Emerge Across MissouriIf you weren't around for the huge emergence of 13-year cicadas in 2011 because they weren't present in your part of the state, you may have an opportunity to witness a noisy encore this time around.
Cases of Fatal Deer Illness in Missouri Breach ContainmentThis marks the first time the fatal illness has appeared outside Missouri's northern containment zone. It is not believed the disease can be transmitted to humans.
It's Trout Fishing SeasonAnglers heading out to the waters at four Missouri parks
Missouri Considers Shortened Deer Hunting SeasonThe state agency proposes a nine-day fall firearms season each November starting in 2016. The current fall season lasts 11 days.
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