Jim Low http://news.stlpublicradio.org en November Deer Harvest Down This Year From 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/november-deer-harvest-down-year-2012 <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of deer in Missouri harvested by hunters using firearms this November is down, compared to a year ago, and last year's drought and heat wave may have played a key role.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Low with the <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)</a> says the extreme heat and drought last summer caused a drop in the deer population in northern and central Missouri.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:51:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31796 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org November Deer Harvest Down This Year From 2012 Recent Rainfall May Salvage Missouri's 2012 Fall Foliage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/recent-rainfall-may-salvage-missouris-2012-fall-foliage <P>Missouri’s fall foliage may not be a bust this year, after all.</P> <P>Jim Low&nbsp; with the <A href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation</A> says things looked pretty grim until&nbsp;a cold front this week&nbsp;dumped several inches of rain in portions of Missouri.</P> <P>“Trees were very stressed because of the lack of moisture," Low said.&nbsp; "The photosynthesis going on in those leaves was minimal." Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:32:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4741 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Recent Rainfall May Salvage Missouri's 2012 Fall Foliage