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Late Youth Season Hunters Harvest 2,520 Deer Across Missouri

Late Youth Season Hunters Harvest 2,520 Deer Across Missouri

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young deer hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 2,520 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2015-2016 deer hunting season, which ran January 2-3. Last year’s late youth portion harvest total was 1,123. Scotland County youth hunters rang in the New Year with […]

Conservation Considerations

by Conservation Agent Michael Collins Since 2001, the Conservation Department has tested more than 43,000 deer across the state for chronic wasting disease, also known as CWD. As of June 2015, CWD has been detected in 26 free-ranging deer in Macon (19), Adair (6), and Cole (1) counties, and 11 captive deer in Linn (1) […]

MDC Announces Deer Regulation Changes

MDC Announces Deer Regulation Changes

JEFFERSON CITY – At its meeting on December 11, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for the 2016-2017 deer-hunting season and the 2016 turkey-hunting seasons. The recommendations include turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates, changes to turkey-hunting allowed methods, and changes to the deer-hunting season structure and allowed methods. […]

Conservation Considerations – Alternative Methods

Conservation Considerations – Alternative Methods

by Conservation Agent Michael Collins At the close of the Youth, November and Antlerless portions of the 2015 Firearms Deer Season, we witnessed an improvement in harvest numbers. According to the preliminary harvest data, during the November portion 189,938 deer were harvested.  Of these harvests (2015), 92,020 were antlered bucks, 21,256 were button bucks and […]

Conservation Considerations

by Conservation Agent Michael Collins Missouri is a great place to hunt, fish and trap. Trapping is among the most primitive forms of outdoor enjoyment, which holds a stake in Missouri’s diverse wildlife resources and its rich history. However, trapping did not originate from Missouri or North America, for that matter. Trapping is an “art” […]

Hunters Harvest 189,938 Deer During November Firearms Season

Hunters Harvest 189,938 Deer During November Firearms Season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 189,938 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, November 14-24. Of the 189,938 deer harvested, 92,020 were antlered bucks, 21,256 were button bucks, and 76,662 were does. Top harvest counties were Texas with 4,544 deer checked, […]

Deer Harvest Up Statewide on Opening Weekend

Deer Harvest Up Statewide on Opening Weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 97,171 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of fall firearms deer season, November 14 and 15. Of the 97,171 deer harvested, 53,359 were antlered bucks, 10,320 were button bucks, and 33,492 were does. Top harvest counties […]

Conservation Considerations

by Michael Collins, Conservation Agent – Scotland County Well folks, it appears that fall has settled-in full swing.  As the weather gets colder, the leaves change colors and the deer are on the move. It’s time for hunters to start thinking about Firearms Deer Season.  This year has brought about some changes that all hunters should be aware […]

Memphis FFA to Host Annual Coon Hunt Saturday, November 21st

The 2015 Memphis FFA Coon Hunt will be held at the Scotland County Fairgrounds in the Art Hall on Saturday, November 21, 2015, with sign-in at 6:00 p.m. and release will be at 7:00 p.m. to go out.  All teams must be back by midnight.  The cost to enter the hunt is $2.00 per person […]

Share the Harvest Drop-Off Trailer Not Available 2nd Weekend

Share the Harvest Drop-Off Trailer Not Available 2nd Weekend

Share the Harvest coordinator, Mike Cantril, reported today that the Share the Harvest drop-off trailer located at Gas & More will not be available during the second weekend of deer season as originally planned.  A record number of deer were dropped off at the trailer during the opening weekend, Saturday, November 14th and 15th, which […]

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