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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters of regulation changes for the upcoming 2023-2024 deer-hunting season. The changes include a new firearms early antlerless portion, a new firearms CWD portion, changes to firearms antlerless permit numbers, and the addition of 14 new counties to the MDC CWD Management Zone. “The […]

MEMPHIS, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners to a brush management workshop for wildlife and working lands on Sept. 1 from 1:30-4:00 p.m. in Memphis. Participants will explore a variety of methods to identify and control invasive species, including options while enrolled in federal programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program. This […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites new anglers to learn the basics of fishing in Kirksville at several Beginner/Family Fishing Day events. These programs will include all the basics of fishing including, casting, fish identification, and proper fish handling. The dates for these programs are as follows: This event is free to […]

Kansas City, Mo. – If you want to learn how to find morels in spring, or perhaps your hunt this spring would have been more bountiful, considering taking the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free online virtual Mushroom Hunting 101 class from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27. Actually, there are many more edible mushrooms in […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that it sampled and tested more than 33,000 deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the 2022 CWD surveillance year between July 2022 and April 2023. Of the more than 33,000 deer sampled, 117 tested positive for CWD. CWD is a 100% fatal disease in […]

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to learn proper pond management techniques at a workshop in Hannibal on April 6 from 6-8 p.m. This event will be held at MDC’s Hannibal Office. This workshop will cover pond construction, fish stocking, proper fisheries management, aquatic plant management, and the types of […]

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – Experience is an effective teacher for wild turkey hunting, but some tips from experts can make the first hunts more enjoyable and successful. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free virtual Turkey Hunting Basics class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. This online class will provide an overview of […]

REVERE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Kenneth Kirchman Foundation invite the public to a two-day event on March 31 and April 1. The first day will be comprised of a clinic and meal. On the second day, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a turkey hunt. The Kenneth Kirchman […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s 2022-2023 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 299,721. Of the deer harvested, 140,736 were antlered bucks, 27,029 were button bucks, and 131,956 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missouri landowners who get no-cost or reduced-cost deer and turkey landowner hunting permits through its Landowner Permit Application process that it may be time to reaffirm or update the property information they submitted to MDC. Under the MDC Landowner Permit Application process, Missouri landowners with […]