Voluntary and Mandatory CWD Testing

With the start of the Firearm Deer Season just over a month away on November 12th, the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missouri hunters of the free voluntary sampling and testing of harvested deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD), including at some MDC offices and participating taxidermists and meat processors. MDC also offers self-service freezer drop-off locations for hunters to […]

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Youth Hunter Education Classes Offered

Hunter Education courses are offered at several locations in the area counties through the month of October.  The Missouri Department of Conservation has scheduled the programs that Conservation Educator Adam Bransgaard says have some homework before attending the classroom portion. Bransguard says these are primarily for youth who need their Hunter Education Certificate. The skills portion of the program will […]

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Ducks Unlimited Banquet Saturday

The 2022 Grand River Chapter, Duck Unlimited banquet is Saturday at the Jenkins Expo Center. Eric Reeter and Tim Reger invite you to join them for an evening of fun. Reeter says this includes games and opportunities to win items through the evening. Reger says the Grand River Chapter is the oldest in the state, celebrating 51 banquets held locally. […]

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Bow Hunters Invited To Participate In Wildlife Survey

Successful bow hunters in Missouri’s deer season are known to sit quietly, watch and listen.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages these hunters to help monitor the state’s terrestrial wildlife populations by reporting sightings through the Bowhunter Observation Survey. The Survey tracks trends in wildlife populations, including coyotes, fox, deer, wild turkeys, and raccoons.  During the early part of […]

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Dove Season At Swan Lake NWR

Dove season in Missouri begins Thursday, September 1st, and Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will have units open to dove hunts.   Dove season begins on September 1st and runs through November 29th.  Self-Check in and out is conducted at the Hunters Headquarters on the north end of the refuge.  Maps and regulations can be obtained when checking in to hunt. […]

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MDC Hunting Booklets Available

Missouri hunters have updated resources available to them in the form of MDC Booklets.  Deer, turkey, waterfowl, and dove hunters can get the most current information on their upcoming fall hunting from the MDC’s new 2022 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Digest 2022-2023. These booklets provide detailed information on fall […]

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Spring Youth Turkey Hunt Results

Missouri’s Youth Spring Turkey weekend saw nearly 2,900 birds harvested across the state, that’s up nearly 100 birds from last year.  Livingston County topped the local harvest numbers, with 32 birds.  That includes 25 adult gobblers and 7 juvenile gobblers.   Livingston…………. 32 Carroll………………. 27 Chariton……………. 26 Sullivan…………….. 25 Linn…………………. 22 Daviess…………….. 17 Caldwell……………. 16 Grundy…………….. 12   The regular […]

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Spring Turkey Season Begins Soon

Missouri’s Spring Turkey Season is almost here.  The season begins April 9th, with the two-day Youth Spring Turkey Hunting for youth that are ages 6-15.  The youth may harvest one male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard.  They must, of course, have the appropriate permits. The Regular Spring Turkey Season is from April 18th to May 8th.  The […]

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Waterfowl Hunting Workshop Offered

A Free Waterfowl Workshop will be available to those wanting to learn strategies for hunting ducks and geese.  . The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a free virtual waterfowl hunting class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. This class will teach the equipment and strategies needed to be successful hunting ducks and geese. The class […]

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