Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing

MDC Reports Three New Cases of CWD From Mandatory Sampling

Written on January 13, 2017 at 9:48 am, by

Final results from 19,200+ deer tested show total of five cases of chronic wasting disease, with none in Scotland County.   The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports it has received final results from the more than 19,200 tissue samples tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) following the Department’s mandatory sampling of deer harvested on […]

Hunters Harvest 10,602 Deer During Missouri Alternative-Methods Portion

Written on January 13, 2017 at 9:40 am, by

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 10,602 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the fall firearms season, which ran Dec. 24- Jan. 3. Of the total harvest, 2,787 were antlered bucks, 1,496 button bucks, and 6,319 does. Top harvest counties were Oregon with 262 deer […]

Lake Show-Me to Receive Upgrades As Part of New Municipal Agreement With Conservation Department

Written on January 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm, by

A new 25-year cooperative management agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Memphis will come with several improvements at Lake Show-Me. The two entities will renew a quarter-century deal to govern the 225 acre impoundment that serves at the main water source for the city as well as a top recreational […]

MDC Reports November Firearms Deer Harvest Tops 185,000

Written on November 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm, by

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 185,066 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 12-22. Of the 185,066 deer harvested, 95,383 were antlered bucks, 18,889 were button bucks, and 70,794 were does. Top harvest counties were Howell with 3,910 deer checked, […]

Firearms Deer Season Opening Weekend Harvest Totals Top 96,000

Written on November 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm, by

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 96,131 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season November 12 and 13 surpassing last year’s opening weekend total. Of the 96,131 deer harvested, 55,753 were antlered bucks, 8,873 were button bucks, […]

McVeigh Places at National Yak-4-It Tournament of Champions

Written on November 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm, by

On November 5th and 6th there was a gathering of the top 125 kayak bass tournament anglers in the country.  This took place at Lake Fork in Texas. Ken McVeigh, formerly of Memphis had earned invitations through both the Midwest Kayak fishing series and the Great Plains Kayak Fishing series.  The top five qualifiers of […]

Local Deer Hunters Required to Present Opening Weekend Harvests for CWD Testing

Written on November 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm, by

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs help from deer hunters to find and limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a deadly illness for deer. MDC reminds deer hunters that the Wildlife Code of Missouri requires hunters who harvest deer during the opening weekend of the fall firearms deer season on November 12th […]

Young Hunters Check 11,173 Deer During Missouri’s Early Youth Season

Written on November 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm, by

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 11,173 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2016 deer hunting season, which ran October 29th and 30th. Top counties for the early youth portion were Osage with 253, Howell with 246, and Franklin with 242 deer checked. Last […]

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 https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/102130. This will be a skills ONLY session. Participants MUST complete the knowledge […]