Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Missouri spring turkey season ends with 38,777 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 36,231 birds during Missouri’s 2019 regular spring turkey season, April 15 through May 5. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 785 birds checked, Texas with 729, and Callaway with 672.  Young turkey hunters harvested 2,546 birds during the 2019 spring youth season, […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway Patrol Sergeant of Putnam and Sullivan Counties to retire August 1st

Highway Patrol Troop B Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt announces the retirement of the zone commander of Zone 4, Putnam and Sullivan Counties. Sergeant Eldon Grissom’s retirement will be effective August 1st after serving 28 years with the Patrol. Grissom was appointed to the Patrol as a member of the 62nd Recruit Class in January […]

Extreme Drought header 2018

Northern Missouri drought escalates into extreme conditions

Warmer than normal temperatures dominated the region, with the Upper Midwest having the greatest departures with temperatures 4-6 degrees above normal. It was also a fairly dry week over the region with only spotty precipitation over portions of central Illinois into Indiana. Minnesota into northwest Iowa recorded the most precipitation during the week as the […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol trooper transfers to service in Putnam and Sullivan Counties

Captain James E. Wilt, the commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the following Troop B transfer. Trooper Keenan J. Cool will transfer from Troop H, Zone 10, Daviess and DeKalb counties, to Troop B, Zone 3, Putnam and Sullivan counties. Cool was appointed to the Patrol on January 2, 2014, and after graduating from […]