Missouri Department of Conservation
Conservation Department spokesman says deadly bites are rare in the state
Carp are in Creve Coeur Lake and have been for a few years.
A five-year-old girl is recovering from a rattlesnake bite.
Bear experts and advocates are working to educate Missouri residents about black bears as the number of the species increases in the state.
State officials are investigating to determine if a massive fish kill and a bad odor that hung over a southwest Missouri town was caused by a chemical from a Tyson Foods plant that disrupted a wastewater treatment plant and fouled a stream.
The key to keeping Chronic Wasting Disease at bay in Missouri’s white-tailed deer population is prevention, and that could mean more expensive regulations for deer breeders.
Mo. Department of Conservation says Tyler Goodale caught the fish at Duck Creek.
Officials say man-made lakes do not have much fish habitat, and the trees provide woody cover.
In Missouri, the last documented native wolf was killed in Taney County in 1950.
“We have almost twice as many walnut trees as any other state,” says Simeon Wright, a forest pathologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation.