Wild Turkey

Missouri Department of Conservation forecasts a more challenging Spring turkey season for hunters

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a more challenging spring season overall according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 7-8. The regular spring season runs April 16 through May 6. Although the good hatches of 2011, 2012, and 2014 helped to bolster turkey numbers in […]

MDC and private landowners provide new public hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing areas

Hunters, anglers, and wildlife viewers now have access to about 6,300 acres of private land through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP). MRAP lands are privately owned properties in which the landowners voluntarily agree to allow public access. In return, MDC provides the landowners with annual incentive payments and habitat […]

White Tailed Deer

Trauma surgeon urges tree stand safety during hunting seasons

With Missouri’s archery deer-hunting season already underway and firearms season starting in mid-November, a University of Missouri Health Care trauma surgeon cautions hunters to take safety precautions, especially in deer stands. “I’m an avid hunter and outdoorsman myself, so I always look forward to both the archery and firearms portions of deer season,” said Jacob […]

Missouri Department of Conservation says fall turkey hunting could be challenging

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1-31, the Missouri Department of Conservation advises hunters it could be a challenging season. This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey shows statewide turkey production in 2016 was lower than the five-year average – likely due to poor nesting success. “Although we didn’t have many days with heavy […]

Youth fishing derby, hunting and fishing collectible show, coming to Livingston County Fairgrounds first weekend of June

The North Missouri Sportsman’s Alliance and the Missouri Department of Conservation will co-sponsor a youth fishing derby on Saturday, June 4th at the Livingston County Fairgrounds in rural Chillicothe.  The fishing derby is being held in conjunction with the North Central Missouri hunting and fishing collectible show on June 3rd and 4th at the fairgrounds. […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Spring turkey season ends with 44,187 birds harvested in Missouri

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 44,187 birds during Missouri’s 2016 regular spring turkey season April 18 through May 8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 961 birds checked, St. Clair with 878, and Texas with 861. Young turkey hunters harvested 4,167 birds during the 2016 spring youth […]

MIssouri Department of Conservation sets upcoming migratory game bird and waterfowl seasons

Missouri Department of Conservation sets upcoming migratory game bird and waterfowl seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations on hunting seasons and limits from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the upcoming 2016 migratory game bird season and 2016-2017 waterfowl season. The approved recommendations include 20 additional days for dove hunting, a 60-day season for ducks, and changes to season timing and length for geese. “The federal […]