Coyote in field

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes expanding furbearer hunting and trapping seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation at its December 10. 2021, open meeting on proposed regulation changes that would extend current furbearer hunting and trapping seasons for abundant furbearer species. Furbearers are mammal species that have traditionally been trapped or hunted for their fur, such as coyotes, raccoons, […]

NCMC Trap Shoot team photo fall 2021

North Central Missouri College wraps up the fall trap shooting season

The Shooting Sports Club at North Central Missouri College wrapped up its fall season on November 3, 2021, by hosting a trap shoot competition at the Trenton Trap & Skeet Range. The Trapshooting Club at Northwest Missouri State University brought ten participants to the contest. The event consisted of 50 targets from the 16-yard line, […]

Girl holding bow and arrow

Missouri Department of Conservation partners invite youth to outdoor skills day in northeast Missouri

 The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Foundation and other local sponsors, invites youth ages 6–15, and their families, to register for a day of FREE outdoor skills instruction at Union Ridge Conservation Area. The NWTF JAKES program, or Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Sportsmanship, works with MDC to get […]

NCMC Trap Shooting Club 2021

North Central Missouri College Trap Shooting Sports Club begins fall season

The Shooting Sports Club at North Central Missouri College began its fall season on September 29, 2021, with a trap shoot competition at the Mozingo Outdoor Education and Recreation Area (MOERA) near Maryville. The match was hosted by the Trapshooting Club at Northwest Missouri State University. The event consisted of 50 targets from the 16-yard […]

Fall Color at Crowder State Park

Find the best places to see fall foliage with Missouri Department of Conservation’s fall color forecast

Missouri is blessed with a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines that make the fall season come alive with color. You can find the best places to view the changing foliage using the Missouri Department of Conservation’s fall color report at this link. “Our fall color report is updated weekly from MDC foresters all over […]

Group Photo of Missouri Public Safety Medals

Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

Suicide Prevention

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions speaks about the importance of talking about suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention […]

Todd McDowell

Trenton man charged with making a terrorist threat in Daviess County

A Trenton man has been charged in Daviess County with felony second-degree terrorist threat after he allegedly said he was a fugitive and would shoot any cops who tried to arrest him. The alleged incident involving 30-year-old Todd McDowell at the Southside Tavern of Gallatin happened on August 22. Online court information indicates McDowell has […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle rider trapped under minivan after being ejected; driver of minivan accused of DWI

The Highway Patrol reports a Chillicothe man sustained serious injuries when he was ejected from a motorcycle and struck by a minivan in Livingston County on Friday morning, July 30. The van driver was later arrested. A medical helicopter life-flighted 67-year-old William Anderson to Truman Medical Center. No injuries were reported for the minivan driver, […]

Map of The Border Wall in Arizona & New Mexico July 2021

Group says border wall map reveals damage to landscape and migration routes

A newly-released map identifies portions of the U.S.-Mexico border wall built by the Trump administration, and for conservation groups and wildlife advocates, it is alarming. The Biden administration halted construction and said it will use federal funds to assess the damage caused by the new, higher walls. Myles Traphagen, borderlands program coordinator for the Wildlands Network who created […]

2021 Livingston County Fair Royalty

Royalty crowned and winners announced in shooting sports competition at Livingston County Fair

Royalty has been crowned for the Livingston County Fair near Chillicothe. Selected as Queen to reign over activities this week were Rachel Holt, Princess Bridgett Eller, Junior Princess Alyssa Harris, and Clover Princess is Elizabeth Buttman. Several youths placed in the shooting sports divided up by ages into the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions at […]

Fountain Grove Conservation Area

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free Outdoor Skills Fun Day at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free Outdoor Skills Fun Day at the Fountain Grove Conservation Area south of Meadville. Participants can learn basic hunting and shooting skills on July 17, 2021, from 10 to 2 o’clock. Participants can target shoot with shotguns, pellet guns, and archery. MDC staff and volunteers will provide tips […]

Meat hanging in a freezer

Missourians need to make their voices heard about the future of the farm and food system

This article is a commentary.  The views expressed in this article are those of the author, Tim Gibbons, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, management, or staff. (Missouri Independent) – Missouri Rural Crisis Center recently sent in comments to the Biden Administration and USDA in response to their request […]

Wild Turkey in field

Missouri Department of Conservation on Missouri’s wild turkey population

Interested in learning more about Missouri’s wild turkey population? Curious how fall harvest is affecting turkeys? The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Wild Turkey Biologist Reina Tyl is myth-busting and shedding light on wild turkey population trends for hunters, landowners, and managers. WHY AM I SEEING FEWER TURKEYS ON THE LANDSCAPE? “The number of turkeys we […]

Squirrel on fence rail

Squirrel and black bass seasons open on May 22 in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages the public to discover nature this summer by squirrel hunting and black bass fishing. Both seasons open Saturday, May 22. SQUIRRELS The hunting season on eastern gray and fox squirrels runs May 22 through Feb. 15, 2022. Allowed methods include shotguns, rifles, and other legal firearm methods, as well […]

Community Cleanup

Audio: Tips for “Community Pride Cleanup week” from the Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Many areas of Trenton are being cleaned up by volunteers during the Trenton Chamber of Commerce “Community Pride Cleanup week.” Chamber Ambassador Sharon Barnett was a guest Monday on KTTN Open Line.     Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman says the final week of April is selected for cleanup week as it occurs before […]