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Scotland County Cowgirl Crowned 2015 LaBelle Rodeo Princess

Scotland County Cowgirl Crowned 2015 LaBelle Rodeo Princess

The LaBelle Rodeo Association hosted the 65th Annual Rodeo June 12 & 13. The LaBelle Rodeo is longest consecutive rodeo in Missouri. The Princess and Queen contest was held just prior to the rodeo performance on Friday, June 12. Contestants from the area participated in both a personal interview focusing on horse knowledge and LaBelle […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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