Benefits Of Warm Season Grasses

Area producers can learn the value of establishing native warm-season grasses for livestock grazing by attending a virtual program on February 18th, from 11 am to Noon.  The Missouri Department of Conservation, NRCS, and MFA are partnering for this 45-minute virtual program which will feature insights from experts on how native warm-season grasses can serve as valuable forage for livestock, […]

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MDC Offers Crossbow Program

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a virtual program to learn about crossbow hunting gear and techniques The crossbow is an ancient form of archery and is enjoying new popularity as a tool for hunting and target shooting.  A free virtual online clinic about hunting with crossbows will be offered February 7th, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. MDC staff […]

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MDC: Kids Virtual Story Time

While the winter weather may be keeping your children from being outside shouldn’t prevent your family from having some nature-oriented fun.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites parents and their children to take part in the January 13th virtual program “Nature Neighbors Virtual Story Time.” This online program will be from 11-11:30 a.m. and is being put on by […]

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MDC Offering Virtual White Bass Program

Fishing for white bass – particularly during the spring spawning run – is an activity that is special to many Missouri anglers.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is providing an opportunity to learn more about how to hook this popular fish, through a free virtual program “Naturalist Notes Virtual Series: White Bass.” This online program will be on January 12th […]

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COVID-19 Concerns Close Conservation Offices

Concerns over rising numbers of COVID-19 cases have closed the Chillicothe and St. Joseph MDC offices.  Missouri Department of Conservation staff will still be able to answer phone calls to those offices to handle the day to day business.  Customers interested in purchasing materials from the offices, including calendars, books, and other items may make those purchases by contacting the […]

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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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Still Plenty Of Deer Seasons

While the November portion of the Fire Arms Deer Season is over, there are still opportunities for Deer Hunters to fill their freezer. The Anterless Firearm Deer Season runs from December 4th to the 6th. Archery Deer Season is now through January 15th. December 26th to January 5th is the Firearms Alternative Methods season.  This allows: Muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms, […]

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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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