Sex Offender

Audio: Some sex offenders could be banned from going near Missouri nature and education centers

State Representative Hannah Kelly of Mountain Grove wants to ban some registered sex offenders from going within 500 feet of any Missouri Conservation Department nature or education center. Under Kelly’s bill, violators could be charged with a felony.     The bill would apply to sex offenders who have committed certain sex crimes against children. […]

Feral Hogs

Audio: Missouri Pork Association backs feral hog hunting ban on federal land

The Missouri Pork Association supports the ban on public hunting of feral hogs on federal lands in the state. Director Don Nikodim says Missouri Pork is working with the state Conservation Department, DNR, and the Department of Agriculture which all support the ban.     The Conservation Department is training more staff this year to […]

Share The Harvest

Deer hunters reminded that they can “Share the Harvest”

Deer hunters across Missouri are reminded they can donate deer free of charge for inclusion in the “Share the Harvest” program of the Conservation Department. Donations of deer to approved facilities is free thanks to corporate sponsors that pay the deer processing fee. The program allows deer hunters to donate their extra venison to participating […]

North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance Website

North Missouri Sportsman’s Alliance to hold antler scoring event in Chillicothe

The North Missouri Sportsman’s Alliance is sponsoring its annual free deer antler scoring day Saturday, March 16, at the Elks Lodge in Chillicothe. “We will again be providing certified Pope & Young and Boone & Crockett and Missouri Big Bucks scorers for area hunters,” said Steve Shoot, president of the NMSA. “This is free to […]

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 […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Group wants to block Missouri lawmakers from involvement in the Missouri Conservation Department

The non-profit Missouri Conservation Federation wants lawmakers as far away from the state-run Conservation Department as possible. Federation Executive Director Brandon Butler says legislators, who have no control over the department’s budget, try to exert more power every year through various proposals. He thinks the efforts pose a danger to an agency with a reputation […]