Tag Archives: Missouri Department of Conservation

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 […]

Scotland County’s New Conservation Agent Among MDC Class of 2017 Graduates

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently added 14 new agents. The conservation agent class of 2017 graduated during a special ceremony at the Department’s Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Wednesday, October 4th. During the graduation, the new agents were pinned with a badge by their families and also took the oath […]

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 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 […]

Lake Show-Me to Receive Upgrades As Part of New Municipal Agreement With Conservation Department

A new 25-year cooperative management agreement between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Memphis will come with several improvements at Lake Show-Me. The two entities will renew a quarter-century deal to govern the 225 acre impoundment that serves at the main water source for the city as well as a top recreational […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Loss of Wildlife Protection Area Could Cost Scotland County CRP Contracts 

With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, the last thing prospective Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants want to hear is that they are starting the competitive bid process in worse shape than before. That is exactly what Scotland County producers learned recently, as the region has lost its Wildlife Priority Area (WPA) designation, and […]