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Spring Turkey Harvest Up For Fourth Year In A Row

Spring Turkey Harvest Up For Fourth Year In A Row

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reported that turkey hunters checked 43,991 birds during Missouri’s 2015 regular spring turkey season April 20 through May 10. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 897 birds checked, Texas with 858, and Saint Clair with 771. Young turkey hunters ages 6 – 15 years harvested 4,441 birds during the […]

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 […]

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. […]

CONSERVATION FOR YOU

CONSERVATION FOR YOU

BY: G.R. MILLER MISSOURI CONSERVATION AGENT Have you been sitting in your deer stand waiting for a deer to walk by and hear walking in the leaves thinking it’s a trophy buck walking in your direction, only to observe a squirrel scampering through the woods? I would imagine that scenario has occurred more than once….am […]

Outdoor Enthusiasts Seeking to Reestablish Local Pheasant Forever Chapter

Outdoor Enthusiasts Seeking to Reestablish Local Pheasant Forever Chapter

Upland game birds made a comeback in 2014, and local enthusiasts are hoping the rebound may lead to the reestablishment of a related covey, a local chapter of Pheasants Forever. The NEMO Chapter of the national organization tasked with bringing sportsmen and conservationists together to promote pheasants, quail and other wildlife, has been inactive in […]

Hunters Harvest 11,000+ Deer During Alternative Methods Season

Hunters Harvest 11,000+ Deer During Alternative Methods Season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that hunters harvested 11,025 deer during the Alternative Methods portion of the 2014 deer hunting season, which ran December 20-30. Top harvest counties were Oregon with 269, Franklin with 248, and Howell with 244. The total harvest for last year’s Alternative Methods portion was 11,967. Scotland County hunters […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conservation For You

By: G.R. Miller Missouri Conservation Agent Recently, I have received several questions concerning the availability of antlerless deer tags and other regulations as they relate to the firearm deer seasons.  So, I thought I would address a few of these questions this week. First, the restriction on antlerless tags only effects the firearm deer seasons. […]

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