Missouri Hunting News

Missouri Turkey Season Safest in 35 Years
The biggest news to come out of this year's spring turkey hunting season has nothing to do with the number of turkeys killed, but rather with how few hunters were hurt. For the first time in 35 years, the spring turkey season's accident toll fell to two.
Missouri Turkey Numbers Low for Opening Week
Hunters checked 22,771 turkeys during the first week of Missouri's spring turkey season, the smallest number in 10 years. The Missouri Department of Conservation predicts a harvest of approximately 50,000 turkeys for the three-week season.
Missouri Urges Caution During Turkey Season
People who have never been involved in a hunting accident sometimes have trouble understanding how one hunter can mistake another for a game animal. Lack of training or experience may seem likely contributing factors.
Missouri Offers Preference Points for Managed Deer Hunts
Responding to hunters requests, the Missouri Department of Conservation is changing the way it runs the annual drawing for managed deer hunts to give preference to applicants whose names are not drawn.
Missouri Dept of Conservation Changing Feral Hog Strategy
With numbers of feral hogs on the rise, the Missouri Department of Conservation is gearing up to eradicate the destructive pests on its areas.
Missouri Youth Have New Shooting Organization
Thousands of young Missourians enjoy hunting or target shooting. Many belong to shooting teams or other organizations. Soon, they may be able to find out about one another's activities and pool their resources for mutual benefit, thanks to the newly formed Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance (MYSSA).
Missouri Offers Women Turkey Hunting Clinic
Women who want to learn about turkey hunting have a chance to learn from experts at a two-day clinic sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Missouri Entices Turkey Gobble Counters
Five lucky wild turkey aficionados will win Resident Lifetime Conservation Partner Permits in the next five years, according to Resource Scientist Jeff Beringer with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Missouri Certifies 1 Millionth Hunter Education Graduate
Sam Enright was only pursuing his interest in hunting when he signed up for a hunter education class last November. He hit the hunting jackpot, however, when he became Missouri's 1-millionth hunter education graduate.
Missouri Offers First Deer Program for Youth
Hunters may kill many deer in their lives, but they never forget their first. The Missouri Department of Conservation has a program to help make those memories tangible.