Missouri Hunting News

Surplus Property Auctions Set
All-terrain vehicles, pickup trucks, boats, farm equipment and office furniture are among the many items the Missouri Department of Conservation will sell at two upcoming surplus property auctions.
Managed Deer Hunt Applications Now Open
It's time for Missouri deer hunters to apply for managed hunts, and the Missouri Department of Conservation makes the process easy with either a telephone or internet-connected computer.
Fall Hunting Information Online
2003 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Information has been updated and is online. This booklet is available in standard HTML, as well as Adobe Reader PDF, format and is a summary of wildlife rules and regulations found in the Wildlife Code of Missouri.
Kansas City Cougar Was Probably Wild
A mountain lion killed by a motorist in Kansas City area last fall probably came from a Western state. That's the conclusion of Wildlife Research Biologist Dave Hamilton, the Conservation Department's furbearer specialist.
2002 Firearms Deer Harvest Sets Another Record
The numbers are in, and they show that Missouri had another record-setting deer hunt in 2002, bringing 247,792 deer to check stations during 26 days of firearms deer hunting.
Youth Bag 7,500 Deer
Missouri's youth-only deer season is hitting the mark as a safe way for youngsters to learn how to hunt. The Missouri Department of Conservation reported no accidents during the hunting period Nov. 2 and 3. Youngsters harvested 7,580 deer. That figure is 1,303 higher than last year, when the Conservation Department conducted the first hunting season exclusively for state residents aged 15 and under.
Deer Bow Hunters Hit the Field Oct. 1st
Archery deer season opens Oct. 1, and bowhunters are on the move. They are scouting hunting spots, checking their equipment and getting in shape for Missouri's three-month bow season. Archery deer season runs through Jan. 15, with a break for the firearms hunting season Nov. 16 through 26.
Share the Harvest Contributions
Some Missouri hunters are using guns and bows and arrows to fight hunger. They are sharing the deer they bag with Missouri's needy. During the 2001/2002 deer season, 1,623 hunters who participated in the Share the Harvest program provided more than 76,171 pounds of venison to hungry families across Missouri. To learn if your area has a Share the Harvest program, or to create one, contact the nearest Conservation Department regional office.
Conservation Commission Launches CWD Detection/Prevention Effort
State officials say regulations approved by the Missouri Conservation Commission provide the best balance for keeping chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of the state and detecting any presence of the disease in time to control it.
Forty Deer Doggers Sentenced
At its July meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission revoked hunting and fishing privileges of 45 Missourians for up to four years. Of that number, 40 were caught in an undercover operation based on citizen reports of a practice commonly called deer dogging.