Antlered Deer in the forest

Missouri Department of Conservation reports final deer harvest for the season at more than 290,300

Missouri’s 2018-2019 deer-hunting season ended January 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total harvest of 290,339 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Franklin with 5,826 deer harvested, Callaway with 5,545, and Howell with 5,350. Of the 290,339 deer harvested, 136,776 were antlered bucks, 30,116 were button bucks, and 123,447 […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

New pump and drainage system planned for Fountain Grove Conservation Area of Livingston County

The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved a contract for a project to install a pump station and drainage system to improve wetland habitat management at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Fountain Grove Conservation Area in Livingston County. The contract for the eight point three million dollar project was approved with Lehman Construction, LLC of California, […]

Dove Hunting

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes requiring nontoxic shot on 36 dove hunting areas

The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing regulations that will require the use of nontoxic shot for hunting doves on 20 conservation areas with heavy, concentrated dove hunting. MDC is also proposing adding 16 areas to its existing 21 conservation areas where non-toxic shot is required for all hunting with shotguns. The proposed regulations were […]

Duck and Waterfowl

Migratory bird and waterfowl seasons start in September

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters that migratory bird hunting starts Sept. 1 with the opening day for dove, snipe, and rail, followed by waterfowl hunting with the teal season starting Sept. 8. Mourning doves, Eurasian collared doves, and white-winged doves may be taken from Sept. 1 through Nov. 29 from one-half hour before […]