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Cold weather bird watching for science and fun

Cold weather bird watching for science and fun

By Buckmasters Online

For avian fans, it’s bird watching time all the time, but this time of year finds many people investigating how their pleasant pastime of bird-feeder observations can become part of a citizen scientist effort. They won’t need to look very far. From November through February, there is an abundance of national and state projects for bird ... READ MORE

The tiny, toy Key deer - Diminutive in size and population

The tiny, toy Key deer - Diminutive in size and population

By Buckmasters Online

If you want to take a peek at the smallest subspecies of the North American white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus clavium, the Key deer, you’re going to have to take a trip. But, we wouldn’t advise traveling during hurricane season. The smallest subspecies of white-tailed deer can only be found on about 25 islands in the Lower Keys ... READ MORE

It started with Teddy Roosevelt and his friends

It started with Teddy Roosevelt and his friends

By Buckmasters Online

National Hunting & Fishing Day is Sept. 22. When you observe National Hunting & Fishing Day Sept. 22 by introducing someone to hunting or fishing, you’ll be following the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. Roosevelt and his fellow sportsmen were the first American conservationists, vocal advocate... READ MORE

Missouri student archer takes home top NASP World honors

Missouri student archer takes home top NASP World honors

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Ally Nordell, an eighth grader at Sarcoxie Middle School, took top honors at the NASP All-Star Championship. She won overall female champion after placing first in the bull’s-eye competition and third in the 3D Challenge. Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation. Ally Nordell, an eighth grader from Sarcoxie Middle School, and... READ MORE

Missouri student archers take top honors at NASP World Tournament

Missouri student archers take top honors at NASP World Tournament

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Sophomore Kamryn Twehus, Blair Oaks High School, Missouri, dominated the NASP World Tournament, taking first in the girls’ division and was named overall individual champion, with a score of 299 out of 300. Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation. More than 10,000 friends and family, 180 volunteers, and exactly 4,967 student... READ MORE

Bradford Pear Trees—The beautiful menace

Bradford Pear Trees—The beautiful menace

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Beautiful blossoms on beautiful trees have an ugly, invasive impact on native trees. Spring tree-planting is a great family activity, and it’s fun to watch the tree you’ve planted grow through the years. You may even know the kind of tree you want. It’ll be the first to flower in the spring, its leaves will turn into a fant... READ MORE

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