Missouri Department of Conservation requiring mandatory CWD sampling as firearms deer season opens

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding new cases and […]

Young Deer Hunter

Young hunters harvest 18,158 deer during youth portion of deer season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 18,158 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season Saturday and Sunday. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports the total is 4,500 more than the 2018 season of youth firearm deer season. Top harvest […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Missouri Department of Conservation reports 1952 turkeys checked in during firearms season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation indicates hunters checked 1,952 turkeys during the fall firearms turkey season October 1st through 31st. Top harvest counties in the state were Crawford and Greene with 61 birds harvested in each. In the Green Hills area, the top harvest counties were Harrison with 22 and Daviess with […]

FFDD afternoon outing with MDC

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled attend afternoon of fun and fishing

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled recently attended an afternoon of fun and fishing sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Green Hills National Wild Turkey Federation and North Central Missouri College (NCMC Barton Campus).  A total of 42 participants and volunteers were in attendance.  A cookout of hotdogs, chips, cookies and cold water […]

Utility Committee Meeting, Finance Committee Meeting, Administrative Committee Meeting

Public information meetings to be held on Lower Grand River Watershed study

A partnership of federal and state agencies will host three public information meetings to present the findings of a study on the Lower Grand River Watershed. The agencies include the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Missouri Department of Conservation. Possible options to address an array of environmental issues […]

Disabled hunter at ADA compliant blind

Missouri Department of Conservation has ADA compliant hunting blinds available

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that it has numerous hunting blinds available at its managed waterfowl hunting areas for waterfowl hunters with disabilities. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) blinds are available on a “first-call-first-reserved” basis. ADA-qualified waterfowl hunters can reserve available blinds during two time periods — Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 15 […]

People out trapping fur

Missouri Department of Conservation to co-host free fur trapping clinic at Sumner

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Trappers Association will co-host a free furbearer trapping clinic for beginners on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019, at the Habitat Flats hunting lodge near Sumner. This clinic will teach newcomers to the fur trade the skills they need to trap furbearers and market pelts. […]

Bethany City fishing dock upgrades

Missouri Department of Conservation assists city of Bethany in improving area lakes

The Missouri Department of Conservation on September 20, 2019, presented the city of Bethany a check for $153,537 to help pay for improvements at North Bethany City Reservoir and Old Bethany City Lake. Earlier, MDC provided a $23,305 grant for the projects. MDC reimburses up to 75 percent of project costs under the Community Assistance […]