Category Archives: Hunting/Fishing

Scotland County Hunters Bag 31 Turkeys During Youth Season

Written on April 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm, by

According to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters harvested 4,060 birds during the 2017 spring youth season, April 8 and 9. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 118 birds harvested, Callaway with 91, and Gasconade with 87. Young hunters checked 4,167 turkeys during last year’s youth weekend. In Scotland […]

MDC Forecasts Good Spring Turkey Season For Hunters

Written on March 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm, by

Hunters should expect a similar spring turkey season as 2016. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – 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 8-9. The regular spring season runs April 17 through May 7. Although four […]

The Hunt After The Hunt

Written on February 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm, by

Conservation Considerations – by MDC Agent Michael Collins The month of February is quickly passing by, but the feeling of cabin fever is not. If you can’t seem to break the feeling of cabin-fever, here is a suggestion. Try shed hunting! As the winter months are nearing their end, what better pastime than going out […]

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 […]