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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 […]

Youth Deer  Season Harvest Tops 17,000

Top counties for the early youth hunt were Osage with 380, Howell with 377, and Franklin with 354. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 17,222 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2017 deer hunting season, which ran Oct. 28-29. Top counties […]

City to Add Archery, Disc Golf Opportunities  at Lake Parks

In an effort to expand opportunities for area residents to enjoy the municipal lake parks, the Memphis City Council on September 7th voted to move forward with a pair of new additions at Lake Show Me and at the Old City Lake. The City is partnering with the Missouri Department of Conservation to construct a […]

MDC Forecasts Good Spring Turkey Season For Hunters

Hunters should expect a similar spring turkey season as 2016. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri turkey hunters can expect a good spring season overall according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 8-9. The regular spring season runs April 17 through May 7. Although four […]

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 […]

Young Hunters Check 11,173 Deer During Missouri’s Early Youth Season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 11,173 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2016 deer hunting season, which ran October 29th and 30th. Top counties for the early youth portion were Osage with 253, Howell with 246, and Franklin with 242 deer checked. Last […]

Conservation Department Investigates Elk Sighting

by MDC Conservation Agent Michael Collins The leaves are changing colors and some trees are losing most of their leaves, crop fields are being harvested and the deer are on the move. It appears that the fall has rolled in to stay, or at least that is what the hopes are for the majority of […]

Gorin Fire Department Receives Funds from VFA Fire Department Matching Grant Program

Gorin Fire Department Chief, Mike Parrish, was recently presented a check in the amount of $2,855.48 from a state matching funds program. During July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division staff. One hundred fifty-six fire departments are receiving checks for […]

County, MDC Continue Partnership to Maintain Road Access to Conservation Areas

The Scotland County Commission’s and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s partnership to maintain gravel roads that provide access to Lake ShowMe and the Indian Conservation Area will continue for another year. The commission entered an agreement with MDC that will provide the county nearly $24,000 in assistance to pay for road rock for three county […]

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 […]