Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing

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 […]

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 […]