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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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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Bowfishing Virtual Clinic

It’s a combination of bow hunting and fishing.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a virtual clinic on bowfishing, July 28th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Bowfishing offers an exciting way to pursue fish that typically draw little interest with traditional pole-and-line or setline methods. This clinic will cover types of bows, reels, lines, and arrows; as well as […]

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Hunter Education

It may be the middle of Summer, but before long, the fall hunting seasons will be here.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering Hunter Education Courses.  These courses are available to and required for those hunting in Missouri during a firearms season.  It is also needed by those acting as an adult mentor to another hunter.  The Missouri Department […]

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Four Rescued From Float Trip On Grand River

Four people were rescued on the Grand River after being stranded by an overnight storm.  Early morning on Wednesday, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, and Missouri Department of Conservation worked together to locate and rescue the stranded floaters. The report states the 4 had floated on the Grand and found a sandbar to spend the […]

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