Tag Archives: Deer

Motorcycle Driver Hurt in Collision With Deer

A Memphis man sustained serious injuries when his motorcycle struck a deer Wednesday evening in rural Scotland County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Samuel R. Gottman, 38, was eastbound on County Road 558, two miles northwest of Memphis, when a deer ran into the roadway into the path of the 1980 Honda motorcycle […]

Drop Off Location Available in Memphis for Share the Harvest

by Andrea Brassfield Local Share the Harvest coordinator, Mike Cantril, has once again finalized arrangements for Scotland County and area hunters to donate their deer.  This program provides hunters the opportunity to donate their deer to families in our area through the Scotland County Food Pantry. The drop off point for deer donation will be […]

Motorists Reminded of Deer Dangers During Seasonal Upswing in Movement

One deer strike occurred every 2.4 hours in Missouri in 2014 Jefferson City – Drivers should be on the lookout for deer on Missouri roadways this fall, since they are most active in the autumn. More deer accidents occur in October and November than the rest of the year. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) […]

Memphis Teen Injured in Crash Avoiding Deer

A Memphis teenager suffered minor injuries in an early-morning accident in Scotland County when his car overturned after attempting to avoid a deer. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Quinton S. Ashburn, 17, was westbound on Highway 136, one mile west of Memphis at 1:30 a.m. on October 17th when he swerved to miss […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Department Announces Statewide Deer Meetings

With mounting concerns about disease, herd size, and regulation changes, hunters and other Missouri residents with an interest in white-tailed deer will have the opportunity to express their opinions on management of the state’s deer herd at regional meetings in June and July. The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold open houses at 14 locations […]