Category Archives: Outdoors

Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak in Northeast Missouri Deer Worst Since 2012

Written on October 7, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

While November’s firearms deer season is typically the busiest time of year for Schuyler and Scotland County Conservation Agent Shannon Smith, the Missouri Conservation representative has got this year off to an early start thanks to some pesky bugs. Northeast Missouri is being hit hard by the Hemorrhagic disease, caused in white-tail deer by biting […]

Memphis FFA Girls Trap Team Takes Overall High Scores at Season Opener

Written on September 10, 2019 at 11:44 am, by

The Memphis FFA Chapter Trap Teams began the 2019 season at Bosco’s in Lancaster and Lake Show-Me in Memphis on September 7th taking three full teams to compete in the season-openers at both locations. Senior Brock Aylward, Co-Captain said, “This year we have a very young team. These underclassmen have been putting their time in […]

Memphis FFA Trap Teams Set Rosters at Summer Tryouts

Written on August 13, 2019 at 3:01 am, by

The Memphis FFA Trap Team had tryouts last week at the Lake Show-Me Shooting Range. Four nights of tryouts were held. Shooters could shoot two rounds of 25 each night for a total of 8 rounds and the shooters’ two lowest rounds were dropped for the shooters’ final scores at the end of the four […]

Hunters Harvest 12,080 Deer During Alternative-Methods Season

Written on January 8, 2019 at 12:22 pm, by

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 12,080 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the fall firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 22 – Jan. 1. Of the total harvest, 3,081 were antlered bucks, 1,586 button bucks, and 7,413 does. Top harvest counties were Callaway with […]

MDC Reminds Deer Hunters About CWD Sampling, Carcass Disposal,  Share the Harvest

Written on November 8, 2018 at 10:18 am, by

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters to Share the Harvest […]

Youth Hunters Harvest 13,500+ Deer During Early Season

Written on October 30, 2018 at 1:11 pm, by

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,608 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season, which ran October 27-28. Top counties for the early youth portion were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin with 263 deer checked. […]

Memphis FFA Trap Team Finishes Third at Area Shoot in Macon

Written on October 8, 2018 at 11:23 am, by

The Memphis FFA Trap Team took third place at the Area Shoot held in Macon on September 25th, with a total of 40 teams competing. Ten members of the Memphis FFA Trap Team traveled to Macon for the Area Competition.  The event scoring takes the five best scores from each team’s 10 shooters.  The Memphis […]

Kigar Finishes 3rd Overall in State in 4-H Shotgun Shooting Sports Competitions

Written on October 8, 2018 at 11:09 am, by

Members of the Scotland County 4-H Shooting Sports participated in the Missouri 4-H State shooting events in August and September, bringing home numerous awards, including a third place overall finish in the state for one shooter. The Single and Double Skeet State Shoot was held August 18th at the Gateway Gun Club in Brighton. Eric […]

Conservation Considerations

Written on January 17, 2017 at 1:38 pm, by

The Chill of Winter by MDC Agent Michael Collins As the winter is in full-swing in North Missouri, we all know that the weather can turn bitterly cold in a hurry. Those of us who still find ourselves out in the elements need to be prepared for surviving extreme conditions. All of Missouri’s deer seasons […]

Conservation Department Investigates Elk Sighting

Written on October 25, 2016 at 2:21 pm, by

by MDC Conservation Agent Michael Collins The leaves are changing colors and some trees are losing most of their leaves, crop fields are being harvested and the deer are on the move. It appears that the fall has rolled in to stay, or at least that is what the hopes are for the majority of […]