Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation survey shows slight improvement in turkey production

This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey by the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey production was slightly better on the statewide scale this year and some regions saw significant improvements in productivity. MDC’s statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 1.0, which was 11% greater than the 2019 PHR and equal to […]

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 […]

Charges Filed

Additional charge filed against man who escaped from authorities in Maysville on Monday

A defendant in a DeKalb County criminal cost had about one hour of freedom Monday afternoon when he escaped from the Courthouse in Maysville and was captured in Cameron. A report from Cameron Police stated James M. Larue of Cameron escaped from the DeKalb County Courthouse at approximately 1:50 pm. Information from the sheriff’s office […]

Jail or Prison Escape

Cameron teen escapes custody in Maysville after court appearance

A defendant in a DeKalb County criminal case had about one hour of freedom Monday afternoon when he escaped from the Courthouse in Maysville and was captured in Cameron. A report from Cameron Police stated James M. Larue of Cameron escaped from the DeKalb County Courthouse at approximately 1:50 pm. Information from the sheriff’s office […]

Black Bear

Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to be “Bear Aware” this spring

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.” MDC Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is imperative […]

Wild Turkey

Missouri Department of Conservation predicts fall turkey hunting to be challenging

With fall firearms turkey season and archery season underway, 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 was below average. The statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 0.9, which was 13% higher than last year’s ratio, but […]