Tag Archives: deer hunting

Hunters Reminded to Please Share the Harvest for Local Food Pantry

Archery hunters have been taking to the woods since mid September and this weekend the deer will be targeted by youth hunters in the special two-day youth season on October 28th and 29th. Successful hunters are reminded of the opportunity to share their success with area needy families in the fight against hunger. The Scotland […]

Deer Hunters Wanted!!!

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry appreciates the generosity of those who hunt and harvest deer in Scotland County during the archery and firearms’ season annually.   Thanks to the donations of their hunt to the Missouri Department of Conservation “Share the Harvest” program, many families and individuals from the area receive several pounds of […]

Conservation Considerations – Alternative Methods

by Conservation Agent Michael Collins At the close of the Youth, November and Antlerless portions of the 2015 Firearms Deer Season, we witnessed an improvement in harvest numbers. According to the preliminary harvest data, during the November portion 189,938 deer were harvested.  Of these harvests (2015), 92,020 were antlered bucks, 21,256 were button bucks and […]

Share the Harvest Drop-Off Trailer Not Available 2nd Weekend

Share the Harvest coordinator, Mike Cantril, reported today that the Share the Harvest drop-off trailer located at Gas & More will not be available during the second weekend of deer season as originally planned.  A record number of deer were dropped off at the trailer during the opening weekend, Saturday, November 14th and 15th, which […]

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 […]

Hunters May Find Fewer Deer When Firearms Season Opens on Saturday

The lure of a trophy, the desire to put away some meat in the freezer, or the fellowship of family and friends joining together at a deer camp. Those are just a few of the reasons the traditional blue and white colors of Scotland County will be replaced by blaze orange starting this weekend as […]

Trailer to be Available for Deer Donations to Share the Harvest

Arrangements are in place for deer hunters in and around in Scotland County to donate deer to the annual “Share the Harvest” program.   This statewide program is administered by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Conversation.  Memphis’ own Mike Cantril serves as the coordinator for Scotland County. “Share The Harvest” provides […]

Young Hunters Check 18,091 Deer During Missouri Early Youth Hunt

A hard frost awaited hunters Saturday morning for the opening of the 2014 Missouri Youth Deer Season, but weather improved over the weekend resulting in solid harvest numbers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 18,091 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of deer hunting seasons on […]

Scotland County Hunters Limited to One Firearm Antlerless Deer Permit in 2014

Decrease in deer numbers and resulting hunter and landowner input prompt changes statewide on permit limits. The Missouri Conservation Commission approved regulation changes at its meeting April 17th in Jefferson City that will reduce the availability of firearm antlerless deer hunting permits from “any number” in most of the state to one in most of […]

WANTED – DEER DONORS

Share the Harvest Helped Feed 150 Local Families in 2011 In 2011, hunters donated 6,191 deer statewide to the Share the Harvest program helping to feed thousands of Missourians statewide. Last year, local donations helped to feed over 150 families each month, for nearly ten months, through the Scotland County Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. “We […]