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 […]

Missouri Department of Conservation accepting applications for next class of conservation agents

The Missouri Department of Conservation is accepting online applications from June 25 through Aug. 5 for its next class of conservation agent trainees. To apply — and for more information including salary range, duties and responsibilities, degree requirements, qualifications, and special-ability requirements — visit the MDC website directly at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZcS. Applicants can also go to […]

Deer

Department of Conservation to open applications for managed deer hunts

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public areas. Some managed hunts […]

Chronic Wasting Disease

Mercer and Grundy Counties added to deer feeding ban by Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation has expanded its restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer to seven new counties in response to finding cases of chronic wasting disease in or near them. The seven new counties are Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Grundy, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, and Perry. The feeding ban for these seven new […]

FFDD Fishing Trip

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled attend fishing event

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled attended an evening of fun and fishing on June 3rd sponsored by Missouri Department of Conservation, Green Hills National Wild Turkey Federation, North Central Missouri College.  A total of thirty-seven participants and volunteers were in attendance at the event which included a cookout of hotdogs, chips, cookies and […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge kicks off “First Fridays at the Refuge” tonight

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner will host its first “First Fridays at the Refuge” event of the year Friday night June 1, 2018. David Shuey of Carlisle, Pennsylvania will portray General John Pershing at the event from 5 o’clock to 8:30 and will discuss Pershing’s achievements and his connection to wildlife and […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Ducks Unlimited to begin major restoration at Swan Lake on June 1, 2018

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner reports Ducks Unlimited will begin a major habitat restoration project at the refuge Friday, June 1st. The refuge notes Ducks Unlimited secured a $1,000,000 grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to restore and enhance the refuge’s wetland habitat. The project was bid out to CC […]

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 […]

Family and friends developmentally disabled

FFDD to attend fishing event

The Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County will provide transportation and supervision for fishing activities as an educational/vocational program. The fishing event will be held at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm Campus of Trenton June 3rd from 4:30 in the afternoon to 7:30 at night. The event will include […]

Squirrels next to gun

Squirrel and Black Bass season opens Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend brings an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds them that the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, marks the opening of both squirrel season statewide and catch-and-keep bass season in most streams south of the Missouri River. SQUIRRELS Hunters can pursue […]