Parson Family Fall Festival 2020

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson to host third annual Parson Family Fall Festival

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson announced that the third annual Parson Family Fall Festival will be held at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion on Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The outdoor event will feature several vendors, children’s activities, and bluegrass musical entertainment. “We look forward to hosting our […]

Jeff Churhan Master Conservationist

Chillicothe resident receives Master Conservationist Award

A Chillicothe resident received a Master Conservationist Award at the Missouri Conservation Commission’s meeting in Jefferson City Friday, September 4th. Jeff Churan was the 62nd recipient of the award from the commission and Missouri Department of Conservation. The Master Conservationist Award honors living or deceased citizen conservationists, former MDC commissioners, and employees of conservation-related agencies, […]

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 […]

Illegal Deer Poaching

Missouri’s largest-ever poaching investigation ends in jail time

A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On December 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a felony firearms probation […]

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling, carcass disposal, and Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters to Share the Harvest […]

Young Dove Hunter

Missouri Department of Conservation offering mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters

The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Forever, the Missouri Prairie Foundation, The Conservation Federation of Missouri, and private landowners,  will provide mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters on 10 fields primarily located on private land across the state. Hunt locations will be in or near Chillicothe, Joplin, […]

Share The Harvest

Missourians donate almost 300,000 pounds of venison to MDC’s “Share the Harvest” program

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri thank the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 289,292 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians all around the state. This season’s total of 289,292 pounds of […]

Share The Harvest

Hunters once again asked to “Share the Harvest”

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri encourage deer hunters around the state to share their harvests through the state’s Share the Harvest program. Administered by MDC and CFM, Share the Harvest coordinates the efforts of thousands of deer hunters, numerous participating meat processors, many local supporting organizations, and a handful […]