Cliff Wilson The New Private Land Conservationist

The northwest region Missouri Department of Conservation announced Cliff Wilson is the new Community and Private Land Conservationist.  The position was previously held by Scott Roy. Wilson will be stationed at the Grundy Co USDA office in Trenton and will be serving landowners and constituents in Mercer, Grundy, and Livingston counties. Prior to his new appointment, Wilson worked in fish […]

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35th Annual Poosey Fall Driving Tour

Preparations are underway for the 35th annual Poosey Fall Driving Tour on Sunday, October 17th.  The tour will once again include the brochure and stops at points of interest along the route.  Samantha Anderson from the MDC Forestry office says this year they will have a portable sawmill demonstration. A vehicle (or other modes of transport) with high clearance is […]

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MDC Seed Buying Begins October 6th

The Chillicothe MDC office is buying seed from local residents.  Missouri Department of Conservation Forester Samantha Anderson says the Chillicothe MDC office will purchase a variety of seeds from trees found in your own yard or on your property. Anderson says the seed buying days will begin next week. A list of seeds, prices, and characteristics can be found with […]

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Corporal Pryor K9 Handler / Conservation Agent

The Livingston County Conservation Agent is now a K9 Handler.  Corporal Caleb Pryor recently completed extensive training with his dog, a German Shorthair Pointer named Zara.  Pryor says Conservation Agents are law enforcement officers. The dog is also trained to detect wildlife, including in vehicles.  Pryor says this is important if the person has taken an animal out of season. […]

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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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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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