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Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC Test Results Reveal More Deer With Deadly CWD

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 18, 2019 – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 28 more deer from 11 Missouri counties have been found to have chronic wasting disease (CWD).  This brings the number of cases of the deadly deer disease in Missouri to 103 since 2012. CWD is a deadly illness in white-tailed … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC Test Results Reveal More Deer With Deadly CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation celebrates 50th anniversary of Urban Fishing Program in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO – Jan. 16, 2019 – 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Urban Fishing Program (UFP).  MDC plans to spend the year celebrating and invites metro area anglers to join in. The UFP was originally initiated in 1969 by the federal government during a time when civil … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation celebrates 50th anniversary of Urban Fishing Program in St. Louis

Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Jan. 8, 2019 – In winter, Missouri is an excellent state to view bald eagles.  During this time of year, the state’s small resident eagle population is swelled by migrating birds from the north to increase the numbers to more than 2,500 eagles during some winters. Learn more about bald eagles at … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

Missouri MDC News: MDC sets deer, turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Commission’s Dec. 14 meeting for 2019-2020 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates. MISSOURI 2019 SPRING AND FALL TURKEY HUNTING DATES Spring Youth Portion: April 6 and 7 Regular Spring Turkey Season: April 15 through May 5 Fall … Continue reading Missouri MDC News: MDC sets deer, turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

St. Louis News: MDC now stocking Rainbow Trout in St. Louis area lakes, including Lunkers up to 10lbs

ST. LOUIS, MO — This winter, St. Louis-area trout anglers might need to buy some heavier tackle, according to Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fisheries Management Biologist Kevin Meneau. During winter months, the metro St. Louis area is a great place to fish for rainbow trout, thanks to the MDC’s winter trout program. Winter trout … Continue reading St. Louis News: MDC now stocking Rainbow Trout in St. Louis area lakes, including Lunkers up to 10lbs

Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On Dec. 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline, received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a … Continue reading Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

Missouri Department of Conservation News: Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – From December through February, Missouri’s winter eagle watching is spectacular.  Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing on your own. Because of the state’s big rivers, many lakes, and abundant wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

Missouri Department of Conservation News: Young Deer Hunters Harvest 13,500+ During Early Youth Portion

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,560 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season, which ran Oct. 27-28.  Top counties for the early youth portion were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: Young Deer Hunters Harvest 13,500+ During Early Youth Portion