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Conservation K-9 helps find illegally harvested wood ducks at Duck Creek Conservation Area

Missouri Dept. of Conservation K-9 Tex helped find illegally harvested wood ducks in the Duck...
Missouri Dept. of Conservation K-9 Tex helped find illegally harvested wood ducks in the Duck Creek Conservation Area.(Missouri Department of Conservation/Facebook)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 2:31 PM CDT
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SOUTHEAST Mo. (KFVS) - Conservation agents found illegally harvested wood ducks in a southeast Missouri conservation area.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, while patrolling during teal season, a conservation agent saw hunters illegally hunting wood ducks in the Duck Creek Conservation Area.

When the birds weren’t retrieved, they called in another conservation agent and MDC K-9 Tex to help with the investigation.

After they searched the area and didn’t find the ducks, K-9 Tex was deployed and quickly found the birds in the mud.

Teal season is September 11-26.

Wood ducks may be harvested from November 25-28 and December 7-January 31.

In May, MDC announced its protection branch was launching a new canine unit.

K-9 Tex and his handler were stationed in the southeast region.

The Duck Creek Conservation Area is located about 9 miles north of Puxico on Highway 51 in Stoddard, Bollinger and Wayne Counties.

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