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Frogging Season Begins June 30 At Sunset

Frogging Season Begins June 30 At Sunset

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this summer — and one fun and exciting way is through frogging. Frogging season begins Tuesday, June 30, at sunset and ends Oct. 31. Frogging can be done with either a fishing permit or a small game permit. Children under the age of 16 […]

MDC Asking Local Hunters to Kill More Deer to Help Slow CWD

MDC Asking Local Hunters to Kill More Deer to Help Slow CWD

Lifting antler-point restriction and increasing availability of antlerless permits in key central and northeastern counties aim to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease. JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters in 19 central and northeastern Missouri counties to help limit the spread of a deadly deer disease […]

Get hooked with MDC Free Fishing Days June 6-7

Get hooked with MDC Free Fishing Days June 6-7

Fish the Show-Me State during Free Fishing Days without having to buy a permit or trout tag. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 6 – 7. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a […]

Taney County Angler Catches Record Striped Bass

Taney County Angler Catches Record Striped Bass

BULL SHOALS LAKE (TANEY COUNTY, MO) – Lawrence Dillman of Rockaway Beach became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a giant striped bass on Bull Shoals Lake using a rod and reel. The new “pole and line” record striped bass caught by Dillman on May 21 weighed 65 pounds, 2 ounces […]

Youth Turkey Season Harvest Totals 4,441 Birds During Weekend

Youth Turkey Season Harvest Totals 4,441 Birds During Weekend

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that young turkey hunters harvested 4,441 birds during the 2015 spring youth season, April 11 and 12. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 117 birds, Greene with 88, and Cedar with 87. Scotland County youth hunters checked in 32 turkeys, including 22 adult gobblers, nine […]

MDC Uses Computer, Satellite Technology for Deer Study

MDC Uses Computer, Satellite Technology for Deer Study

  A five-year research study will help guide deer herd management for white-tailed deer.     King City, MO – Biologists for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) are learning more about white-tailed deer survival, reproduction and movement as a five-year study progresses. The new study utilizes computer, telemetry and satellite technology to track deer […]

Discover Nature with MDC at Youth Turkey Hunt on April 11-12

Discover Nature with MDC at Youth Turkey Hunt on April 11-12

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Missouri offers some of the best turkey hunting in the nation. A spring turkey hunt can be an exciting way to discover nature and enjoy Missouri’s outdoors. But for some kids, they might not have a mentor to take them or even a good spot to go. The Missouri Department of Conservation […]

MDC Reports Positive Outlook for Spring Turkey Hunting for Most of Missouri

MDC Reports Positive Outlook for Spring Turkey Hunting for Most of Missouri

With state’s diverse landscapes, turkey numbers often vary by region. Missouri turkey hunters can expect a good spring season overall according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 11-12 for young hunters ages 6-15. The regular spring season runs April 20 through May 10. […]

MDC Reports 11 New Cases of CWD in Missouri Deer

MDC Reports 11 New Cases of CWD in Missouri Deer

Most recent cases of Chronic Wasting Disease found in Macon, Adair, and Cole counties. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that 11 new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) have recently been found in deer harvested in Macon, Adair, and now Cole counties. A buck harvested near the village of Centertown in Cole County […]

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 […]

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