Antlered Deer in the forest

Apply online for Missouri Department of Conservation managed deer hunts starting July 1

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.  The managed hunts will take place from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and […]

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, […]

Young Turkey Hunter with Turkey

Young turkey hunters harvest 2,540 birds during youth weekend

According to preliminary data from Missouri Department of Conservation, young turkey hunters harvested 2,540 turkeys during the 2019 spring youth season, April 6 and 7th. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 61 turkeys harvested, Laclede with 56, and Texas with 52.  Warm weather and sunny skies helped increase this year’s youth-weekend harvest over last year’s […]

Missouri Department of Conservation Trim Grant website

Missouri Department of Conservation offering TRIM grants

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering its annual cost-share grants to assist government entities and non-profits with management, improvement, and conservation of trees and forests on public land. The Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grants can help communities fund tree inventories, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree planting, and the training […]