Missouri Hunting News

Missouri Feral Hog Eradication Appears to be Working
More than 400 feral hogs have been trapped, snared or shot on state land since January, and eradication work is getting more efficient as workers gain experience tracking down elusive, prolific porkers.
Missouri Offers CONSEP Class for Hunters
"Pull!" called 12-year-old Jared Rackers, and a 4-inch clay disk rocketed out of a clump of trees. The youngster from Jefferson City tracked the orange target with his shotgun and pulled the trigger. His 20 gauge barked, but the target sailed on untouched.
Missouri Deer Hunt Apps. Due August 15th
Hunters have until Aug. 15 to apply for deer hunts at state parks, national wildlife refuges, military reservations and nature preserves.
Cat Shot in Missouri Not a Mountain Lion
Experts say the large cat that frightened a woman in rural Newton County in May was not native to Missouri or even to North America. Conservation officials say that much was obvious from the cat's color.
Missouri Hunters Harvested Fewer Turkeys This Year
Hunters checked 43,416 turkeys during Missouri's three-week spring turkey season, falling slightly short of predictions for the harvest.
Missouri Turkey Hunters Have Great Opening Week
Hunters checked 22,308 turkeys during the first week of Missouri's spring turkey season. The state's top turkey biologist says that is very good, considering the circumstances.
Good Turkey Season Expected for Missouri
Missouri's top turkey expert says hunters can expect another good spring turkey season.
Missouri Offers Online Hunter Ed in July
For 50 years, hunter education has meant attending 10 hours of classroom training. Come July, Missourians will have a second option - online training.
Missouri Hunter Apprentice Program Opens Doors
Two-year exemption from hunter education requirement encourages mentorship.
Missouri Offers Steel Shot Clinics
Knowledgeable hunters know steel shot performs differently than lead shot. What many don't know is how it is different, how different it is and exactly how to adjust their shooting to compensate for the differences.