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Third Annual Best of Augusta Kids Photo Contest Gets Underway


Kids taking photos! What an interesting combination!  Kids, 12 and under, (or parents of kids 12 and under) start thinking about a photo to enter in the third annual “Best of Augusta” Kids’ Photo Contest.  Plan ahead.  Parents support your child’s interest in photography.  There are a couple of months until the September 30th deadline.

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Fit is Better than Fudge (Really!)


By Tiffani Stewart

It’s been a long day.  The sun is beating down on my already-hot car when I leave work.  There is a pile of dirty clothes bound for the dry cleaner on the seat next to me, a bag of castoffs for charity, and a too-small shirt waiting to be returned. 

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Missouri frogging season begins June 30 at sunset

MDC reminds folks to frog with either fishing or small-game hunting permit, unless exempt. 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this summer -- and one fun and exciting way is through frogging. Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset and ends Oct. 31. Missouri has two frog species that are legal game — bullfrog and green frog. Bullfrogs are larger and therefore more sought-after. 

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Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30. 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The new regulation prohibiting hog hunting on MDC areas does not apply to private property.

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