Tag Archives: Missouri Department of Conservation

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 […]

Share the Harvest Drop-Off Trailer Not Available 2nd Weekend

Share the Harvest coordinator, Mike Cantril, reported today that the Share the Harvest drop-off trailer located at Gas & More will not be available during the second weekend of deer season as originally planned.  A record number of deer were dropped off at the trailer during the opening weekend, Saturday, November 14th and 15th, which […]

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 […]

Michael Collins Named New Conservation Agent for Scotland County

The Missouri Department of Conservation has appointed Michael Collins as the new conservation agent for Scotland County. Collins is among eight new agents of the Department’s agent graduate class of 2015. Collins received an Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff. He then transferred to Southeast Missouri […]

Scotland County Receives One of Eight New Conservation Agents Commissioned by MDC

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently added eight new agents. The conservation agent class of 2015 graduated during a special ceremony at the Department’s Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Wednesday, September 30. During the graduation, the new agents were pinned with a badge by their families and also took the oath […]

Gary Miller Named MDC District Supervisor

For the first time in more than 20 years, Scotland County will have a new Missouri Department of Conservation Agent policing the outdoors this fall. Long-time local agent Gary Miller recently was appointed the District Supervisor in the MDC Northeast Region. Miller will maintain his residence in Memphis, but his new job will entail supervision […]

Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Helps Local Departments Add New Gear

For more than 30 years the United States Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation have teamed up with fire departments across the state to help better equip the emergency service personnel to provide fire protection. Representatives from MDC visited the Scotland County area last week to make check presentations to three area fire […]