Missouri Department of Conservation

Deer management workshop set for September 15 in Jamesport

Missouri Department of Conservation will host a landowner deer management workshop for whitetail enthusiasts Thursday evening September 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Jamesport Community Building located at the Jamesport City Park. Featured presentations will include: Food Plot Fundamentals, Funky Food Plot Varieties, 2016 Regulation Changes and Mapping Hunting Strategies using aerial and topographic maps by […]

Deer disease prompts mandatory testing, including north Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation plans mandatory inspection of deer killed in 29 counties during the opening weekend of the November firearms season as part of the effort to battle a deadly disease. The department has established a “Chronic Waste Disease Management Zone” in northern and central Missouri for the weekend […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation telecheck has new questions on deer and turkey harvests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation wants deer and turkey hunters to know that its Telecheck system for reporting harvests will ask some new questions this fall and winter when hunters check their game. Telecheck will ask deer hunters who harvest does if the distance from the edge of the eyeball to […]

White Tailed Deer

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters of deer and turkey regulation changes for fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer and turkey hunters of regulation changes that apply to hunting this fall. Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during the fall firearms turkey season. As a result, MDC has removed the “hunting method exemption” requirement for hunters […]

Motorcycle Accident

Two life-flighted after striking deer on motorcycle

Two Bogard residents were hurt early yesterday when the motorcycle they were riding hit a deer south of Marceline, throwing both persons from the motorcycle. The operator, 42-year old James Keeney, and a passenger, 51-year-old Faith Keeney, were flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital at Columbia with serious injuries. The accident happened three miles […]

White Tailed Deer

Applications for managed deer hunts open July 1 in Missouri

(Missouri Department of Conservation) – Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) 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 […]

Missouri Department of Conservation: Do not feed deer in counties with Chronic Wasting Disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation is reminding landowners, deer hunters, and others that a regulation banning the feeding of deer becomes effective on May 30 for 29 counties in north-central, central, and east-central Missouri. Grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable products used to attract deer are now prohibited year-round in the following 29 counties: […]