Missouri Hunting News

Muzzleloader Deer Harvest Follows Downward Trend
Missouri’s muzzleloader deer hunting season saw 15 percent fewer deer checked than last year. The decreased muzzleloader harvest follows the trend set in the three preceding portions of firearms deer season.
Prize-Winning Chef Offers Venison Cooking Tips
People who say they don't like the flavor of venison might reconsider if they tried Rodney Carr's corned venison and cabbage. The recipe won the St. Louis resident first place in the Missouri Conservation Agents Association's Wild Game, Fish and Nature Harvest Cook Off. He says the key to good venison dishes is slow cooking with plenty of mosture.
Opening Weekend Deer Harvest Down 23 Percent
Missouri deer hunters checked 23 percent fewer deer than last year during the opening weekend of the November firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. The decrease reflected conditions predicted by the Missouri Department of Conservation and weather that hampered hunters' efforts.
Second Round of Tests Finds No CWD
For the second year in a row, laboratory tests found no Missouri deer with chronic wasting disease (CWD). The Missouri Department of Conservation says it plans to continue testing deer taken in this year's hunting season and in the future.
Deer-Hunting Regulations Mostly the Same as Last Year
Nearly three-quarters of Missouri's annual deer harvest takes place in the 11-day November portion of firearms deer season. This year, the segment runs from Nov. 12 through 22. Hunters are allowed to take one antlered deer during the season.
Urban Deer Harvest Dips Slightly in Third Year
Hunters checked 1,838 deer during the urban portion of Missouri's firearms deer season, providing relief from dented fenders and overgrazed gardens. This year's urban deer season harvest fell 239 short of last year's record.
Hunters Urged to Include Tree stand Safety in Hunting Season Preparations
With the opening of archery deer hunting season fast approaching, the Missouri Department of Conservation urges bowhunters to take precautions to avoid crippling or fatal injuries.
Dove Expert Says Hunting Outlook Good
"Business as usual" describes prospects for the 2005 dove hunting season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s dove expert. Resource Scientist John Schulz says that is good news for hunters.
Apply Now for Managed Deer Hunts
If you have ever wished you could hunt deer in a state park, a national wildlife refuge or a nature preserve, now is your chance. Pick up a phone or go online and apply for a spot in one of the 85 managed deer hunts administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation this fall.
Deer Season Set for November 12-22
Missouri deer hunters will find a few changes to this year's hunting regulations, but season length and most other details are similar to last year.