Tag Archives: Deer

Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak in Northeast Missouri Deer Worst Since 2012

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 […]

Steele’s Skull Mounts Opening in Time for 2018 Deer Season

Just like most local youth, Greg Steele enjoyed deer hunting while he was growing up. Now with the aid of the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation service, the Gorin native is turning his passion into a career. Greg recently opened Steele’s Skull Mounts at his grandparents farm on County Road 103 near Gorin. It is the culmination […]

Downing Woman Hurt in Crash Near Adair

A Downing woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident in Adair County at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 16th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Peggy S. Goodin, 60, sustained moderate injuries in the accident. Goodin was southbound on Route J, four miles northwest of Adair, in a 1998 Chevrolet Metro when she swerved […]

Memphis Man Ejected When Motorcycle Strikes Deer

A Memphis man was hurt in an early morning motorcycle crash in rural Scotland County on Wednesday, May 23rd. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert A. Tinkle, 35, was eastbound on Route CC, one mile east of Route B at 5:10 a.m. when the 2006 Harley Davidson he was riding struck a deer […]

REMINDER TO DEER HUNTERS: MDC needs your help opening firearms weekend to find CWD

MDC is conducting mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer in 25 counties November 11 and 12 and offering voluntary CWD sampling throughout entire deer season. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it needs their help to keep the deadly deer disease called chronic wasting disease (CWD) from spreading to more deer […]

Hannibal Man Seriously Hurt When ATV Strikes Deer

A Hannibal man suffered serious injuries when he was thrown from his ATV Saturday night after the vehicle struck a deer. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Rodney J. Kagel, 45, was driving a Yamaha 350 ATV on County Road 369, 13 miles southwest of Memphis, when a deer crossed the road. The ATV […]

MDC Reports Three New Cases of CWD From Mandatory Sampling

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 […]

MDC Reports November Firearms Deer Harvest Tops 185,000

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, […]

Local Deer Hunters Required to Present Opening Weekend Harvests for CWD Testing

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 […]

MDC Reminds Hunters Of Deer And Turkey Regulation Changes For Fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer and turkey hunters of regulation changes that apply to hunting this fall. Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during the fall firearms turkey season. As a result, MDC has removed the “hunting method exemption” requirement for hunters […]