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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Chillicothe MDC Office Re-opens

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has re-opened the Office in Chillicothe to the public. The office was closed due to COVID-19 precautions. MDC staff has continued to serve the public through the summer by telephone, email, and social media. New COVID-19 protocols are in place for both staff and visitors. Physical distancing is encouraged, as is the use of […]

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Man Missing North of Poosey Conservation Area Returned Home Safe

A man reported missing near Poosey Conservation area Wednesday has returned home.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reported the man returned home safe early in the morning.  The Sheriff’s department had planned to return to the area today to continue a search for a missing elderly man. Deputies and area residents were searching the area north of Poosey since about […]

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Archery Ranges Available Ar Several Conservation Areas

As the fall hunting seasons approach, Deer and turkey bow hunters are practicing and honing their skills.  To assist these hunters, the Missouri Department of Conservation provides several free target archery ranges in both suburban and rural areas around the state.  These areas are available for use by the public for recreational shooting year-round. Many archery ranges are located at […]

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MDC – Free Virtual Dove Clinic

Area hunters interested in Dove Hunting have an opportunity for a free on-line clinic.  Dove hunting is a popular outdoor pastime in Missouri, but the speed and darting actions of a mourning dove in flight can make for a challenging target. Those interested in getting more information on how to get this game bird from the field to their table […]

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