Waterfowl Hunts – COVID Procedures

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) made the decision early this year to modify the 2020-2021 waterfowl managed hunt process to assure the safety of hunters and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the first managed hunt application period set to open on Oct. 20, MDC has determined procedural levels for the start of the season for each conservation area. […]

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Swan Lake Fall Hunting Season

As the fall hunting seasons approach, Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge announced they will be closing the auto tour route for three days.  The refuge will be closed for the Managed Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters.  The dates are October 16th, 17th, and 18th (next Friday through Sunday). The refuge will reopen on October 19th to the general public and […]

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MDC TO allow Coyote & Feral hog hunting

The Missouri Department of Conservation has updated regulations regarding coyote hunting and feral hog control. 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 coyotes and from landowners to allow their authorized representatives to use night vision, infrared or thermal imagery equipment without prior […]

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MDC – Free Virtual Dove Clinic

Area hunters interested in Dove Hunting have an opportunity for a free on-line clinic.  Dove hunting is a popular outdoor pastime in Missouri, but the speed and darting actions of a mourning dove in flight can make for a challenging target. Those interested in getting more information on how to get this game bird from the field to their table […]

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MDC Offers Virtual Dove Clinic

07-24-20  Dove Hunt Clinic   Dove hunting is a popular outdoor pastime in Missouri, but the speed and darting actions of a mourning dove in flight can make for a challenging target. Those interested in getting more information on how to get this game bird from the field to their table can sign up for the Missouri Department of Conservation’s […]

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Bowfishing Virtual Clinic

It’s a combination of bow hunting and fishing.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a virtual clinic on bowfishing, July 28th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Bowfishing offers an exciting way to pursue fish that typically draw little interest with traditional pole-and-line or setline methods. This clinic will cover types of bows, reels, lines, and arrows; as well as […]

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Managed Deer Hunt Registration Opens July 1

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have more than 100 Managed Deer Hunts this fall and they will begin the application for those hunts on July 1st.  The MDC says the hunts will include archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public areas.  Some managed hunts […]

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MDC Offering Virtual Turkey Clinic

New adult turkey hunters are invited to participate in a virtual Turkey Clinic.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Missouri Disabled Sportsmen invite new adult turkey hunters to an introductory turkey clinic, May 8th, from 3:00–5:30 pm.  To ensure public safety amid the coronavirus pandemic, the clinic will be live-streamed […]

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