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MDC Reports Two New Cases of CWD in Adair, Macon Counties

MDC Reports Two New Cases of CWD in Adair, Macon Counties

New cases bring statewide total of deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease to 26. Testing by Conservation Department continues. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that two new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) have recently been found in north-central Missouri. One was found in an adult buck harvested […]

MDC seeks public input on proposed deer hunting regulation changes

MDC seeks public input on proposed deer hunting regulation changes

Possible changes involve firearms season lengths, use of crossbows, archery bag limits, regulations on conservation areas, and non-resident permit fees. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking public input on proposed changes to the state’s deer hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 hunting season. For the fall firearms deer season, MDC […]

Year-End Deer Harvest Total Up 8,000+ From Last Year

Year-End Deer Harvest Total Up 8,000+ From Last Year

The 2014-15 Missouri deer season ended with harvest of 260,552.   Missouri’s 2014-2015 deer-hunting closed January 15 with the conclusion of the state’s archery season. The Missouri Department of Conservation reported that the total deer harvest for the current season was 260,552, which is 7,978 more than the 252,574 deer checked during the previous year. […]

MDC Reports One New Case Of CWD Found in Adair County

MDC Reports One New Case Of CWD Found in Adair County

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that one case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in an adult buck harvested by a hunter in Adair County. This is the first case of the deer disease found in Missouri since early 2013. This new case represents the 11th free-ranging deer that has tested […]

November Deer Harvest Down Slightly in Scotland County, Up Statewide

November Deer Harvest Down Slightly in Scotland County, Up Statewide

Building on a strong opening weekend harvest, Missouri hunters went on to check a total of 167,205 deer during firearms deer season November 15 through 25. The number exceeds last year’s harvest of 157,273. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports the top harvest counties were Howell, with 3,418 deer checked; Franklin, with 3,338 and Texas, […]

Deer Hunters Bag 91,460 Deer During Opening Weekend

Deer Hunters Bag 91,460 Deer During Opening Weekend

Despite cold and snowy conditions across much of the state, Missouri’s deer hunters had a far more successful start to the 2014 firearms deer season, surpassing last year’s first two day total by more than 1/3. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that hunters checked 91,460 deer during the opening weekend of the 2014 […]

Hunters May Find Fewer Deer When Firearms Season Opens on Saturday

Hunters May Find Fewer Deer When Firearms Season Opens on Saturday

The lure of a trophy, the desire to put away some meat in the freezer, or the fellowship of family and friends joining together at a deer camp. Those are just a few of the reasons the traditional blue and white colors of Scotland County will be replaced by blaze orange starting this weekend as […]

Young Hunters Check 18,091 Deer During Missouri Early Youth Hunt

Young Hunters Check 18,091 Deer During Missouri Early Youth Hunt

A hard frost awaited hunters Saturday morning for the opening of the 2014 Missouri Youth Deer Season, but weather improved over the weekend resulting in solid harvest numbers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 18,091 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of deer hunting seasons on […]

MDC Offering A Bowhunter Education Class In Kirksville

MDC Offering A Bowhunter Education Class In Kirksville

This course is an excellent refresher for veteran bowhunters or for someone new to the sport. KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a bowhunter education certification class from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13 at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore in […]

Wild Turkey Numbers Up, Fall, Spring Hunting Prospects Bright

Wild Turkey Numbers Up, Fall, Spring Hunting Prospects Bright

Results of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s annual wild-turkey brood survey are in, and the news is good, especially in the northern half of the state. Each summer, citizen volunteers and Conservation Department staff record the number of wild turkey hens and recently hatched turkeys they see. This year’s wild-turkey brood survey showed strong reproduction, […]

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