North American Bison Registry Committee

Stewartsville native named Chairman of North American Bison Registry Committee

A Stewartsville native was recently named the chairman of the North American Bison Registry Committee. National Bison Association President Dick Gehring of Moundridge, Kansas appointed Connor Elliott to the position. A news release reports Elliott assumed the position after former chairman Gerald Parsons of Stafford, Oklahoma announced he would step down as chairman but remain […]

Deer

Missouri Supreme Court allows strict regulations on private deer hunting businesses

The Missouri Supreme Court has determined the state Conservation department has the authority to regulate private deer hunting ranches and Breeders.     The decision could have a major bearing on the private land hunting of highly coveted big antlered deer, for which some customers pay $40,000 to pursue.  After detecting dozens of deer in or […]

Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation sets CWD sampling efforts for upcoming deer season

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas. MDC confirmed 33 new cases of CWD following the testing of nearly […]

William Coyle

Brookfield man arrested on alleged animal abuse; eleven animals seized

Brookfield police report the arrest of 41-year-old William Coyle of Brookfield Friday night following an investigation into a report of alleged animal abuse. Officers recovered eleven animals from a residence in the 100 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue in Brookfield. The animals’ welfare was being evaluated and information was to be forwarded to the Linn […]

Students transplant Marigolds

First-grade students from Dewey School attend Litton Agriculture Campus

First-grade students from Dewey Elementary School recently attended the Litton Agriculture Campus and learned about plants in class and got their hands dirty. The outing was made possible by the Litton Crusaders program sponsored by the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation. Students got the opportunity walk around the farm, then take back to school the […]

Dewey Elementary School students take field trip to Indian Creek Lake

Dewey Elementary School students take field trip to Indian Creek Lake

First-grade students from Dewey Elementary school recently attended an educational trip to Indian Creek Lake. While at Indian Creek the students participated in seven different learning stations which included water invertebrates, Predator/Prey book and game, Nature Scavenger Hunt on a trail, learning about parts of a plant with the Litton Crusaders, checking out the fishing […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Overturned semi truck loaded with hogs causes chaos for motorists in Cameron

The Cameron Police Department and Highway Patrol report westbound Highway 36 at Highway 69 at Cameron is back open after a tractor-trailer truck hauling hogs overturned causing some of the animals to escape the trailer Thursday morning. A spokesperson for Troop H of the Highway Patrol reports westbound 36 was cleared around 10:50. The Patrol […]

Green Hills Animal Shelter

Green Hills Animal Shelter volunteers to collect “Money for Mutts”

Green Hills Animal Shelter volunteers will solicit donations to raise funds to support care for animals at the not-for-profit local shelter in Trenton this weekend. Volunteers will collect donations for the “Money for Mutts” campaign Friday evening from 4:30 to 6:30 and Saturday from 8 o’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon […]

Rabbit with Young

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds people to leave wildlife wild

Spring brings the births of wild animals such as birds, rabbits, and squirrels. With that come good intentions of kind-hearted people who want to adopt baby animals they find because they think they have been orphaned or abandoned. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people to leave these young wild animals where they find […]

Workshop

Workshops on “Preventing and Responding to Disease Outbreaks in Animals” to be held

The University of Missouri Extension will offer workshops on preventing and responding to disease outbreaks in animals and wildlife this March. One of those workshops will be held at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office at 3500 South Baltimore Street in Kirksville March 24th from 9:30 in the morning to 3:15 that afternoon. […]