Category Archives: CONSERVATION FOR YOU

Conservation news from Scotland County MDC Agent G.R. Miller

CONSERVATION FOR YOU

Written on January 15, 2015 at 8:56 am, by

BY: G.R. MILLER MISSOURI CONSERVATION AGENT Have you been sitting in your deer stand waiting for a deer to walk by and hear walking in the leaves thinking it’s a trophy buck walking in your direction, only to observe a squirrel scampering through the woods? I would imagine that scenario has occurred more than once….am […]

Conservation For You

Written on September 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm, by

by G.R. Miller, Missouri Conservation Agent The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding a Hunter Education Skills Course on Saturday, September 6th from 8am -12 noon at the Firehouse in Memphis.  Students must be 11 years of age or older to receive certification.  Students are required to pre-register by going online at www.missouriconservation.org. Once […]

Spring Turkey Hunting

Written on April 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm, by

Spring turkey hunting is a long time tradition in the Show-me State.  I have been hunting spring gobblers since the late 1980’s.  I have seen the turkey population rise and fall a little throughout my lifetime, but it looks like turkey numbers are slightly up this year due to the successful hatches we have had […]

Conservation For You

Written on March 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm, by

By G.R. Miller, Missouri Conservation Agent The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding a Hunter Education Skills Course on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Firehouse in Memphis.  Students must be 11 years of age or older to receive certification.  Students are required to pre-register by going online […]

Conservation For You

Written on January 16, 2014 at 6:46 am, by

By: G.R. Miller Missouri Conservation Agent Hunting with hounds has been a passion of mine for many years.  As a young boy, my dad and I spent many nights in the woods following a coon dog.  I enjoyed listening to the hounds run track and tree, and was extremely proud when I arrived at the […]

Conservation For You

Written on February 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm, by

Conservation For You BY: G.R. MILLER MISSOURI CONSERVATION AGENT During the months of February and March, many deer hunters take to the woods in search of antler sheds.  Yes, countless hours are spent scouring the countryside in search of trophy shed antlers. This is an outdoor activity you can share with family members and may […]

Deer Diseases

Written on July 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm, by

Conservation For You By: G.R. Miller     Missouri Department of Conservation White-tailed deer are susceptible to a variety of diseases, parasites and injuries. Although these conditions do not account for a large percentage of annual statewide deer mortality (typically less than 5 percent), in some situations disease or parasite outbreaks can impact a deer herd locally […]