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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

Exploring ice flowers and frost blossoms

Exploring ice flowers and frost blossoms

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: For a few select species of plants, sudden cold snaps in autumn and winter can produce icy patterns, often called frost flowers.  — Photo courtesy Amanda Gehin, Missouri Department of Conservation Unique icy blooms, often called frost flowers, make special appearances during late fall and winter in many areas of the country wher... READ MORE

Now I’m a deer hunter!

Now I’m a deer hunter!

By Braylin Dearmon

Photo: Braylin Dearmon and his dad scouted hard for the 7-year-old to take his first buck. Now Braylin can claim he is truly a deer hunter! Today, October 31, 2015, was opening day for juvenile hunters in Tennessee. My dad and I went hunting on our three-quarter acre food plot planted with whitetail oats. The field is on the backside of a 120-acre ... READ MORE

Keeping the family hunting tradition, state by state

Keeping the family hunting tradition, state by state

By Buckmasters Online

As dawn breaks on another hunting season, the future of hunting looks much brighter than it did nearly a decade ago. Much of that brighter future is because of the extraordinary success of Families Afield. The innovative program, launched in 2004, has helped introduce 1 million newcomers to hunting. Not surprisingly, many new hunters are also yout... READ MORE

Explore North America’s Greatest Rivers

Explore North America’s Greatest Rivers

By Missouri Department of Conservation

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 26. If you've ever wanted to take a look at North America's largest rivers up close, the Missouri Department of Conservation has created an opportunity for that on Sept. 26 in observance of National Hunting and Fishing Day. These two great rivers, the largest in North America, are home to world-class fish... READ MORE

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