Jim Low

Deer hunting
4:51 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

November Deer Harvest Down This Year From 2012

Ian Sane | Flickr

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.

Jim Low with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says the extreme heat and drought last summer caused a drop in the deer population in northern and central Missouri.

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Fall foliage
4:32 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Recent Rainfall May Salvage Missouri's 2012 Fall Foliage

Several trees near the Mo. Capitol have already begun turning...this photo was taken on Sept. 28th, 2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri’s fall foliage may not be a bust this year, after all.

Jim Low  with the Missouri Department of Conservation says things looked pretty grim until a cold front this week dumped several inches of rain in portions of Missouri.

“Trees were very stressed because of the lack of moisture," Low said.  "The photosynthesis going on in those leaves was minimal."

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