Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing

Conservation Considerations – Archery Season 2016

Written on September 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm, by

by MDC Agent Michael Collins Fall is right around the corner and so is everyone’s favorite time of the year. Between the ‘Friday Night Lights,’ Football Sunday, cooler weather, bonfires and last but not least, pursuing that trophy buck that you’ve been watching all year – this is truly a special time of the year. […]

Conservation Considerations – Hunter Education Skills Session

Written on September 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm, by

by Conservation Agent Michael Collins The next Hunter Education Skills Session is scheduled for October 1, 2016. The class will be held at the Firehouse in Memphis, from 8 am to 12pm. Please register for the Hunter Education Skills Session by going to This will be a skills ONLY session. Participants MUST complete the knowledge […]

MDC Reminds Hunters Of Deer And Turkey Regulation Changes For Fall

Written on September 8, 2016 at 8:46 am, by

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer and turkey hunters of regulation changes that apply to hunting this fall. Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during the fall firearms turkey season. As a result, MDC has removed the “hunting method exemption” requirement for hunters […]

Fishing Success

Written on August 24, 2016 at 3:52 pm, by

Ken McVeigh formerly from Memphis has been fishing the Great Plains and Midwest Kayaking fishing series side by side since April of this year. These events have been various monthly online competitions that each month was the target of new Species.  April and May found Ken and his son, Sean McVeigh, back home to fish […]

Conservation Considerations – Frog Season

Written on June 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm, by

  by MDC Agent Michael Collins Here it is, already the middle of June. Soon it will be the hottest time of the year, and, with already experiencing high temperatures, it’s looking like it will be a scorcher this summer. While it is so hot, many folks would rather be out when it cools down […]

Deer Management for Local Landowners

Written on June 13, 2016 at 11:28 pm, by

The two primary ways white-tailed deer are managed in Missouri include harvest and habitat management. Deer have large home ranges; therefore forming landowner deer management cooperatives is an excellent way to help manage habitat and harvest of deer on your property and surrounding land. A landowner cooperative is simply a group of adjoining landowners and […]

Conservation Considerations – Free Fishing Weekend

Written on June 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm, by

by MDC Agent Michael Collins This coming weekend (June 11-12) is the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Free Fishing Weekend. Free Fishing Weekend offers an opportunity for folks to sample the Show-Me State’s abundant fishing resources. By sample, I mean that anyone can fish without a permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag – […]

Conservation Considerations

Written on May 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm, by

by MDC Agent Michael Collins With the continued discovery of CWD there are upcoming regulation changes that folks need to be aware of. Effective May 30, 2016, the use of grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable products used to attract deer are now prohibited year-round in the following 29 counties: Adair, Boone, Callaway, Carroll, […]

Regular Spring Turkey Season Ends With 44,187 Birds Harvested

Written on May 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm, by

Top harvest counties were Franklin, St. Clair, and Texas. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 44,187 birds during Missouri’s 2016 regular spring turkey season April 18 through May 8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 961 birds checked, St. Clair with 878, and Texas with 861. Young […]

Conservation Considerations – Youth Turkey Season

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:11 pm, by

by MDC Agent Michael Collins The youth turkey season is now behind us and we are pushing forward to the regular spring turkey hunting season. Opening morning of the youth season was awful frigid to start, but the turkeys were fired-up.  Here in Scotland County, we were down 6 birds from the 2015 harvest numbers. […]