Annual Fishing And Hunting Permits Expire At End Of February

Missouri hunters and anglers are reminded by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) that their annual permits expire at the end of February.  Those permits include the 2020 permits for small game, fishing, trout fishing, and combination hunting and fishing. The Missouri hunting and fishing permits are available from many vendors around the state, online at mdc.mo.gov/buypermits, or through MDC’s […]

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Quail Forever Banquet Is Saturday

The Shortgrass Chapter of Quail Forever is hosting their 14th Annual Banquet this Saturday.  David Figg from the chapter says bring out the entire family for a night filled with fun and games!   Masks and Social Distancing are encouraged.  Doors will open at 5:00 pm. Figg says they raise funds to instill sound wildlife habitat and host youth/women’s events right […]

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MDC Antlerless Season Numbers

Missouri’s Antlerless portion of the deer season is complete and the Missouri Department of Conservation says there were 15,425 deer taken for this period of December 4th to the 6th.  That is about 4,000 more than last year’s Antlerless portion of the season.  Calloway County had the top harvest for this portion of the season, with 438 deer harvested. Harvest […]

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Opening Weekend Deer Harvest

The opening weekend of the Missouri Firearm Deer Season is complete, and there were more and 80,500 deer harvested.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says that is down about 10% from last year.  The breakdown of this year’s opening season includes:  48,695 antlered bucks, 6,867 button bucks, and 24,963 does. Top harvest counties this year for opening weekend were Howell […]

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Missouri Firearms Deer Hunting Opening Weekend – CWD Sampling

Missouri’s Deer Hunting Seasons begin this weekend and run through January 15th.  This year, due to COVID-19, the Chronic Wasting Disease testing is not required for the CWD Zones.  The testing is voluntary. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the two-week firearms deer season that opens this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15, is when most of our deer are harvested. […]

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Youth Deer Early Season Totals For The Local Counties

The Youth Deer Hunting Season early portion was this past weekend, and in the State of Missouri, youth age 6 to 15 reported nearly 15,700 deer harvested.  In the area counties, that includes: Livingston           96 Caldwell             79 Carroll              116 Chariton           130 Daviess            102 Grundy               78 Linn                  117 Sullivan              82 The late portion of the Youth season is November 27th to […]

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Youth Firearms Deer Season This Weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages young hunters to get outdoors and discover nature this weekend, during the early portion of youth firearms deer season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1.  Shooting hours run one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. To participate, hunters must be at least 6-years-old and no older than 15 on opening day. Valid […]

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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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