‘Spooky Spiders’ Offered By MDC

Spiders are creatures that many people don’t like to see, but it’s a good thing we have them.  The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a virtual program on spiders in Missouri on October 20th.  The program is called “Spooky Spiders” This online program will be from 10-10:30 am and is put on by the staff of MDC’s Springfield Conservation […]

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Deer Collisions Rise In The Fall

During the fall harvest and through the hunting seasons, deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists.  Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says this is also mating season and deer behavior changes during this time of year.  Olson says that may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings.  Hunting and crop […]

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Annual Poosey Tour Is October 18th

The 34th annual Poosey Fall Driving Tour will be Sunday, October 18th.  Due to COVID-19, Samantha Anderson from the MDC says there are some changes this year. A vehicle (or other mode of transport) with high clearance is recommended, as shallow creeks will be crossed. Each year, the tour draws families and community groups riding on towed trailers or on […]

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Turkey Hunters Asked To Participate In Research Project

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from birds they harvest this fall.  These feathers would be used as 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 […]

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MDC Offers Hunter Education Skills Course In Trenton & Chillicothe

Hunter Education Skills Classes will be held soon in the local area.  The Missouri Department of Conservation will conduct the classes at the Barton Farm Campus in Trenton on September 21st and the Litton Center Classroom Building in Chillicothe on October 13th. Before attending the Skills Session, students will have to complete the Knowledge Session on their own. This can […]

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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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Conservation Award to Chillicothe Man

A Chillicothe man has received the Master Conservationist Award from the Missouri Conservation Commission and Missouri Department of Conservation. The Award was bestowed to Jeff Churan of Chillicothe at the recent Commission meeting. He is the 62nd person to receive the award since it was first presented in 1942. Commission Director Sara Parker Pauley said Churan’s “personal passion for conservation, […]

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