Young Deer Hunter

Young hunters harvest 2,556 deer during late youth portion of season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 2,556 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season, November 23 through the 25. Of the 2,556 deer harvested, 1,140 were antlered bucks, 336 were button bucks, and 1,080 were does. Top counties for […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Missouri Department of Conservation reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 199,427

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested a near-record 199,427 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, November 10- 20. Of the 199,427 deer harvested, 102,930 were antlered bucks, 19,924 were button bucks, and 76,573 were does. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,021 […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation reports 99,567 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 99,567 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 10 and 11. Of the 99,567 deer harvested, 55,887 were antlered bucks, 9,573 were button bucks, and 34,107 were does. Top harvest counties […]

White Tailed Deer

Audio: Opening of deer season means increased traffic expected Friday

Saturday’s opening of firearms deer hunting season means traffic on Missouri roadways is expected to increase beginning today. Highway Patrol Sergeant Eric Brown says car travel is expected to pick up from mid-morning through the evening.     Highway Patrol Sergeant Eric Brown says the roadway traffic rivals that of Thanksgiving and Memorial Day.   […]

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 […]

White Tailed Deer

Young deer hunters harvest 13,500+ during early youth portion of the season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,560 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season, which ran October 27-28. Top counties for the early youth portion were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin with 263 deer checked. […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation seeking public input on “tenant farmer” hunting privileges

At its August meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission initially approved a regulation change from the Missouri Department of Conservation that will limit free landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to only qualifying resident landowners and members of their immediate households age six years or older – starting next year.   MDC is taking public […]

Missouri Department of Conservation to hold public meeting in Kirksville on CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites deer hunters, property owners, and others to a special public meeting to get information and have questions answered about chronic wasting disease (CWD). The meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St. in Kirksville. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

Missouri Department of Conservation offering free Chronic Wasting Disease testing

The Missouri Department of Conservation wants deer hunters to know that it is offering free chronic-wasting-disease (CWD) sampling and testing of deer harvested anywhere in the state throughout the entire deer hunting season – Sept. 15 through Jan. 15, 2019. The sampling is voluntary and hunters can also get free test results for their deer. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Area man very fortunate after Grundy County deer hunting accident sends man to hospital

A deer hunting accident Sunday in rural Grundy County resulted in a minor injury to one person. Grundy County Conservation Agent Jeff Berti said the incident happened east of Dunlap about 9 o’clock Sunday morning, explaining two hunters became separated when a deer came between the two. One person fired his rifle at the deer but the bullet struck […]