Cpl. Aaron Post Conservation Agent of the Year (2020)

Corporal Aaron Post named Missouri’s Outstanding Conservation Agent

Corporal Aaron Post of Platte County was recently named as Missouri’s Outstanding Conservation Agent for 2021 for his accomplishments and service to his community and conservation. A committee from MDC’s Protection Branch selected Post as outstanding agent. Cpl. Chris Ely of Texas County was runner up. Post was also selected as MDC’s Kansas City Region […]

Deer beheaded by hunters

Missouri Department of Conservation asking for assistance in poaching incident

Conservation agents are looking for information regarding two bucks found with their heads cut off and dumped near Highway J in Livingston County. The Department of Conservation says the incident happened sometime between December 5th and 6th, and that both deer had been shot with large caliber rifles. If you have information that could assist […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters of baiting regulations during deer and turkey seasons

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters to be aware of baiting regulations during the fall deer and turkey hunting seasons. The use of bait, including grain or other feed, placed or scattered to attract deer or turkey, while hunting is illegal. The regulations are in place to help limit the spread of chronic wasting […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Watch for sudden deer movement on state roads through November

Cooler temperatures and longer nights mean more wildlife movement along and across state roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to be prepared for the sudden appearance of wild animals such as deer and coyote on Missouri roadways during the fall. “Deer/vehicle collisions are at their peak from mid-October through the end of November,” […]

Coyote standing in field (Photo Credit Mo Dept of Conservation)

Missouri Department of Conservation revises regulations regarding coyote hunting and invasive species control

The Missouri Department of Conservation updated regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regarding coyote hunting and feral hog control at its Sept. 4 Conservation Commission meeting in Jefferson City. The change comes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision, infrared, thermal imagery equipment, or artificial light to hunt […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

70-year-old man, reported missing, returns home

A 70-year-old man reported Wednesday, September 2nd as missing and possibly endangered in the Poosey Conservation Area returned home the morning of Thursday, September 3rd. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, says his office was on scene Wednesday, September 2nd. The Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services sent an all-terrain vehicle and two medics with lighting to […]

Conservation Agents (MDC)

Missouri Department of Conservation now accepting applications

Want to become a steward of conservation, help people, and protect nature by serving as a conservation agent? The Missouri Department of Conservation announces it is taking applications during July for up to 16 participants for its 2021 conservation agent training academy, which will begin April 1, 2021. Selected candidates will undergo 26 weeks of […]

Bruno Bear Transported to habitat

Social media star “Bruno the Bear” sedated and transported to safety

The adult male bear who attracted public attention and was christened “Bruno” by social media has been sedated and transported to suitable habitat outside the urban area, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The bear is suspected to have traveled from Wisconsin, through Illinois, and into Missouri.  He was first spotted in the Show-Me-State […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Two individuals have close call when bullet whizzes past; Sheriff suspects poaching

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a possible poacher. Sheriff Steve Cox reports investigation shows two individuals were a few feet apart from each other outside of a residence near the north end of LIV 237 Monday morning when they heard a bullet buzz past and a distant gunshot. The projectile struck […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation now requires landowner registration for free and discounted permits

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missouri resident and nonresident landowners who qualify to receive free or discounted deer and turkey hunting permits to register their properties in MDC’s new Landowner Permit Registry either online or by completing a paper application. Starting this year, resident landowners with 20 or more contiguous acres and nonresident landowners […]

Harold Piatt poaching items

Call to Missouri Department of Conservation’s Operation Game Thief leads to arrest

The Missouri Department of Conservation credits public cooperation, investigative work, and an anonymous tip for a major poaching arrest near the Lake of the Ozarks. Throughout the month of October, conservation agents who work the area near the Lake of the Ozarks responded to multiple complaints of dead deer with only the heads, tenderloins, and […]

Poached Cow Elk

Missouri Department of Conservation seeking public assistance regarding elk found shot and left for dead

The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking the public for information regarding a female adult elk found shot and left for dead Monday morning, November 18, on National Park Service property near the end of M Highway in Carter County. No meat or other parts of the animal were taken. By the time the dead […]

People out trapping fur

Missouri Department of Conservation to co-host free fur trapping clinic at Sumner

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Trappers Association will co-host a free furbearer trapping clinic for beginners on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019, at the Habitat Flats hunting lodge near Sumner. This clinic will teach newcomers to the fur trade the skills they need to trap furbearers and market pelts. […]