Tag Archives: Missouri Department of Conservation

With New Archery Range Complete, City Council Considers Future Upgrades to Lake System

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order. Aldermen present were  Tom Glass, Andrea Brassfield, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were City Supt. Roy Monroe and Utility […]

MDC Grant Aids Gorin Fire Department

The Gorin Fire Department will be receiving new equipment thanks to a recent Missouri Department of Conservation grant through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program. The fire department purchased two sections of suction hose, two 4-inch to 2.5 inch adapters, a low level strainer and a portable pump at a cost of $6,000. As part […]

MDC Partners With City Of Memphis to Develop New Archery Range

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has entered an agreement with the City of Memphis to help fund the development of a new archery range at the Memphis Reservoir. MDC currently manages rifle and shotgun shooting ranges, as well as the fishery at Lake Show-Me, just west of Memphis. The new agreement allows the city […]

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, […]