CWD Sampling Changes For Opening Deer Season Weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) made a change to the mandatory sampling requirements for chronic wasting disease (CWD).  The department’s change to voluntary sampling in 30 counties during the opening weekend of this year’s November firearms portion of deer season was prompted by ongoing cases and public-health concerns in Missouri regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This change impacts hunters who […]

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MDC Officers FREE Butterfly Program

Learn about butterflies in a free online program on August 20th.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering the opportunity to “Learn About Butterflies” and the benefits they provide.  This free online program, “Intro to Butterflies of Missouri,” will be from 2-3 p.m. People will learn how to identify species of butterflies frequently seen in this region, their life cycles, […]

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Spring Turkey Hunting

With the Spring Turkey Hunting season about a month away, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters of season dates along with new nontoxic-shot requirements for 16 additional conservation areas. Spring turkey hunting youth weekend will be April 6 and 7 with the regular spring season running April 15th through May 5th.  Detailed information on spring turkey hunting is […]

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