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MDC announces first black-bear season for Missouri to run this fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces the state’s first black-bear hunting season is slated for this coming fall, Oct. 18–27. The Missouri Conservation Commission gave final approval of MDC’s season framework, permit and harvest quotas, and other related regulations for hunting black bears in Missouri at its March 26 open meeting. The approved regulations…

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MDC to Hold Virtual Workshops on Prescribed Burning

When used in controlled, supervised conditions, fire can be a beneficial land management tool. To get the best results with fire, however, requires advanced planning and on-site management. Using fire as a management tool can improve wildlife habitat and may also improve livestock forage. People wanting to learn more about the benefits of prescribed fire…

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MDC Offers Free Virtual Bluebird, Winter Birding Programs

Blue here, red there, maybe even black and white. Songbirds brighten up backyards and woodlands in February. Their colors stand out against the browns, and if snow, the whites of winter. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer two free virtual programs to help people attract birds to feeders and to learn more about…

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Feb. 4 State Basketball Rankings

Boys State Rankings 2/4/2021 The MBCA Basketball poll is selected by a panel of coaches representing each of the 8 MBCA districts and each of the six Missouri Class 6 1 Chaminade 2 Kickapoo 3 Staley 4 Nixa 5 CBC 6 Park Hill 7 Pattonville 8 Webster Groves 9 Liberty 10 Ft. Zumwalt North Others…

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Lady Panthers Beat Viburnum

The South Iron Lady Panthers beat Viburnum 67-45 during action Jan. 29 in a non-conference game in Annapolis. This was the Lady Panthers only game of the week. “It was really good to finally get a game in this week,” said Coach Lawrence Graves.  “We haven’t played since last Saturday (Jan. 23), and we really…

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Panthers Beat Class 6 Second-Ranked Team

South Iron went into CBC High School on Saturday, Jan. 30, and came out with one of the biggest upsets of the year in Missouri, or so you would think. The Panthers, who are ranked first in Class 1, beat the second ranked team in Class 2 38-35. Was the game an upset? If you ask…

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Boys’ Basketball State Rankings

Boys State Ranking 1/27/2021 The MBCA Basketball poll is selected by a panel of coaches representing each of the 8 MBCA districts and each of the six Missouri basketball classes. Class 6 1 Chaminade 2 CBC 3 Kickapoo 4 Park Hill 5 Staley 6 Nixa 7 Pattonville 8 Webster Groves 9 Liberty 10 Republic Others…

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Girls State Rankings

Girls State Rankings 1/27/2021 The MBCA Basketball poll is selected by a panel of coaches representing each of the 8 MBCA districts and each of the six Missouri basketball classes. Class 6 1 Incarnate Word 2 Kickapoo 3 Jefferson City 4 Rock Bridge 5 Blue Springs 6 Staley 7 Republic 8 Marquette 9 Francis Howell…

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