Wild Turkey

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 – 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of […]

Common Carp Species of fish

Anglers should take note of regulation change regarding the use of live bait

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds anglers that a definition for “invasive fish” has been added to the Wildlife Code of Missouri and effects what type of fish is allowed for use as live bait. The definition includes a list of bighead carp, silver carp, grass carp, and common carp. “Invasive fish are not native […]

Missouri Department of Conservation Website

Department of Conservation will to offer free cane pole workshop at Spencer Lake in Lancaster

The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free outdoor cane pole fishing workshop at Spencer Lake in Lancaster. Participants will learn how to make and use cane poles at the event on the afternoon of Thursday, September 24th at 4 o’clock. The workshop is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by […]

Turkeys

Turkey Hunters: Missouri Department of Conservation wants fall feathers

The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from birds they harvest this fall for part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri. MDC will send participating hunters materials needed to submit feathers, including a postage-paid envelope for feather submissions. The materials […]

MDC Hunter Online Education Course

Missouri Department of Conservation offering hunter education certification online

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missourians ages 16 and older they may obtain their hunter-education certification through an all-online format. The online option allows Missourians ages 16 and older to complete their certification at their convenience at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-online format is available at https://www.hunter-ed.com/missouri/. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person […]

Missing

Missing Hale resident found by private citizen on Saturday morning

A missing resident of the Hale community was located late Saturday morning, sometime after the pickup truck he was driving went off a road in southeastern Livingston County and hit a small grove of trees. Eighty-one-year-old William Weaver was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton with moderate injuries. The highway patrol listed the […]

Missouri Department of Conservation Website

Hunting clinic for youth with terminal or chronic illness to be held east of Unionville

The Missouri Department of Conservation is partnering with the Missouri Disabled Sportsmen and Outdoor Dream Foundation to offer an opportunity for youth with terminal or chronic illness to participate in a hunting clinic and mentored deer hunt east of Unionville. The clinic for youth ages six to 15 will begin at the Rest Inn Him […]

Coyote standing in field (Photo Credit Mo Dept of Conservation)

Missouri Department of Conservation revises regulations regarding coyote hunting and invasive species control

The Missouri Department of Conservation updated regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regarding coyote hunting and feral hog control at its Sept. 4 Conservation Commission meeting in Jefferson City. The change comes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision, infrared, thermal imagery equipment, or artificial light to hunt […]

Bear Standing on Hill

Missouri Department of Conservation sets proposed bear-hunting framework for future seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public input Oct. 16 through Nov. 14. If the season […]