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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the most popular portion of firearms deer season opening Nov. 12, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds non-hunters to practice safety measures when afield during hunting seasons.   “Safety while hunting is ultimately the responsibility of the hunter,” said MDC Hunter Education Coordinator Justin McGuire. “Hunters must clearly identify their […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that hunters checked 1,846 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 70 birds harvested, Gasconade with 52, and Laclede with 50. For current fall firearms turkey harvest results by county, go online to MDC’s […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.- On Friday, October 28, just after 9 pm, a Kirksville Police Sergeant was conducting traffic observation near Illinois Street and US Hwy 63 when he observed a green Ford F150 turn northbound onto US Hwy 63. The sergeant observed the truck veering into the southbound lane of US Hwy 63 and then stopped […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,759 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2022 deer hunting season, Oct. 29-30. Top counties were Franklin with 330 deer harvested, Osage with 310, and Howell with 260. Youth hunters harvested 15,608 […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that Missouri hunters harvested eight black bears during the 2022 bear-hunting season, Oct. 17–26. More than 5,880 hunters applied during May for 400 permits for the season with the maximum total harvest being 40 bears. Of the 400 hunters selected through a random drawing of […]

Scotland County Hospital is pleased to announce that Jeffrey D. Davis, DO, CMD, of Memphis was recently elected to serve as the 1st Vice President of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees. Additionally, the AOA President, Ernest Gelb, DO, appointed Dr. Davis to serve as the AOA’s Liaison to the American Association of […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.-  A LaGrange man has been sentenced after being convicted of 1st degree murder and other felonies.  First Circuit Presiding Judge Rick Roberts sentenced 38-year old Marcus Mays to life in prison without parole on the charge of 1st degree murder during a sentencing hearing in the Scotland County courtroom on Wednesday morning.  In […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to finish their hunter education certification at an event in Kirksville. This event is the final step to becoming hunter education certified, and the class is designed for participants ages 11 and older. Prior to attending this event, participants will need to have completed […]

Iowa trappers can expect to find good numbers of furbearers available statewide when the season begins on Nov. 5.   “Our furbearer population is stable or trending up for most species, except for muskrats and gray fox,” said Vince Evelsizer, furbearer biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Our muskrat population is good […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it will be holding mandatory CWD sampling during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms season, Nov. 12 and 13, for hunters who harvest deer in 34 of 38 MDC CWD Management Zone counties. CWD is a deadly, infectious disease in […]