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Conservation job-shadowing experience finds shared values and sheds

Conservation job-shadowing experience finds shared values and sheds

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Kegan Roberts found this elk shed during a job shadow with the Missouri Department of Conservation. When Missouri teens Kegan Roberts, 13, of Mountain View, and Mikey Hoffman, 14, of Birch Tree, had a chance to job-shadow Skyler Bockman who manages Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, both boys gained something extra during the experien... READ MORE

2016 NASP archery tournament breaks all records

2016 NASP archery tournament breaks all records

By Roy Grimes

From May 12 through 14, multiple world records were broken in Louisville, Kentucky, as students gathered to compete in the 2016 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) National Youth Archery tournament. The world's largest indoor archery ranges, totaling more than a half-mile, were set-up in just 20 hours at Kentucky's Exposition Center. Dur... READ MORE

Lessons outdoors are best taught by showing and telling

Lessons outdoors are best taught by showing and telling

By Cyndi Tomczak

Photo: Joshua Perez couldn’t wait to run and climb on this large, fallen tree. Joshua Perez and his Poppie were outdoors one cool morning last year, enjoying each other’s company and spending some time together when Mother Nature provided a quick lesson for the young man. John Bohac, Joshua’s grandfather, is better known as Poppie... READ MORE

Chart-topping attendance expected at NASP nationals

Chart-topping attendance expected at NASP nationals

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The eighth annual Missouri NASP state tournament drew 1,450 students in grades 4-12 from 94 schools across the state. Congratulations to all the student archers who made it to nationals. Students, parents and coaches will be sporting their team colors, with archery bags in tow as they file into Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center M... READ MORE

State Fish contest calling all young artists!

State Fish contest calling all young artists!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Best of Show winner from 2015 was created by McKenna Litynski of Maryland, grade 6, of an American Shad. Wildlife Forever’s State Fish Art Contest is once again calling all young artists. The art and words contest is open to all children in grades K-12 attending public, private or home schools, youth groups, after school program, yout... READ MORE

Migrating eels? Who knew? These scientists!

Migrating eels? Who knew? These scientists!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Andy Bueltmann, a Southeast Missouri State University graduate student who works with Missouri Department of Conservation resource scientists, holds an American eel. There is always more to be learned about the mysteries of nature. Take the American eel, for example, and a group of dedicated Missouri Department of Conservation scientists who... READ MORE

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