Missouri Hunting News

Missouri DC to Supervise Managed Archery Deer Hunts Set for Five Kansas City Parks

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will supervise managed archery hunts for white-tailed deer in five Kansas City parks this autumn.

MDC coordinates these managed hunts with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to provide bowhunters additional hunting opportunities and to help reduce over-populated deer herds in the urban parks.

Missouri Duck Numbers Burgeon, but Weather, Habitat Will Determine Hunter Success

The number of breeding ducks surpassed all previous records this year, setting the stage for a bountiful harvest. All Missouri hunters need now is the right weather to push ducks into the Show-Me State and keep them here.

Missouri DC Offers Deer Processing Class at Parma Woods

One reason white-tailed deer hunting is popular in Missouri is that venison is a lean, nutritious and delicious protein source. Careful processing from field to freezer can enhance deer meat for the table.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a course on how to process venison 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Parma Woods Shooting Range near Parkville, 15900 N.W. River Road.

Missouri Urban Deer Harvest Similar to 2010

Missouri hunters checked 570 deer during the urban portion of firearms deer season Oct. 7 through 10, virtually identical to last year’s figure and approximately half the long-term average. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) attributes the small harvest to lower deer activity and hunter effort related to unseasonably warm weather.

Wildlife Harvest at Hand for Truman Lake Conservation Lands, Missouri

Monte McQuillen manages 28,000 acres of crop fields, grassy cover strips, native prairie grasses, brushy fence rows and woodlands on public lands surrounding Truman Reservoir – prime wildlife habitat. So he’s not surprised to see a flock of wild turkeys sneaking about on an autumn day or white-tailed deer tracks in a pasture.

Missouri Twin Pines Education Center Features New Exhibit on Turkey Calling

The art of turkey calling and the Ozarks heritage of specific types of calls will be the focus of a new exhibit to be unveiled at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center on Saturday, Oct. 15. The exhibit’s premiere, which will be from 6-8 p.m., will be part of Twin Pines’ Fall Festival.

Powder Valley Nature Center in Missouri to Close for Managed Deer Hunt

The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center and grounds will be closed from Saturday, Nov. 5, through Monday, Nov. 7, to accommodate a managed archery deer hunt on the area. During this time the nature center building and grounds, including the surrounding trails, will not be accessible to the general public. Powder Valley will resume normal operational hours again starting Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Missouri Department of Conservation Confirms Second Photo of Mountain Lion in Shannon County

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Mountain Lion Response Team has confirmed a second trail-camera photograph of a mountain lion taken near Mountain View on the property of Shannon County landowner John Collins. This latest photo, taken Sept. 4, follows a confirmed trail-camera photo taken at the same location on Aug. 29.

MDC reported earlier this week that a Texas-County landowner shot a subadult male cougar on his property on Sept. 5. MDC also recently confirmed a trail-camera photo of a mountain lion taken on private land Aug. 23 in Oregon County.

Missouri Confirms Mountain Lion Sighting

A landowner's trail camera has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Shannon County. The landowner emailed the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Mountain Lion Response Team on Aug. 6 with a camera image of a mountain lion walking through a clearing. The image was taken on July 29 on private land at the west edge of the county near Mountain View. Shannon County Conservation Agent Brad Hadley visited the site on Aug 9. and confirmed the location of the image.

Missouri Offers Free Bowhunting 101 Workshop - Sept. 10th

Bowhunters of every skill level are invited to the upcoming Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Discover Hunting event, Bowhunting 101. Experts from the United Bowhunters of Missouri, On Target Christian Archers and MDC will host the course on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Maintz Wildlife Area Archery Range from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"This will be a great day to showcase practical skills all bowhunters need in their repertoire when they head to the woods," said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist DeeDee Dockins.