By Candice Davis, MDC
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently wrapped up a major special investigation involving 46 individuals that began in 2008. Operation “Pulling Wool” came to a close on April 25 with a final conviction in Federal Court. The last defendant [...]
Posted by Bill Graham
Kansas City, Mo. – Seeing a white color phase of a white-tail deer is rare. But Michael Utt of Sugar Creek now has photographs of two different white deer. Utt is watching them along with other deer in a small herd on private land near Lake of the Ozarks.
“They’re neat. You can [...]
Bambi wins one. For now.
By a 1485 to 1279 tally, people in Cape Girardeau voted to repeal an ordinance which would have permitted an urban deer hunt in city limits. The ordinance passed last fall was passed, disputed, called on repeal, the repeal declined, and finally, when the board of aldermen could not reach [...]
And, this just in, a followup from a friend of mine in Pennsylvania:
“An Indiana County man is facing several charges, after wildlife officials say he went deer hunting in a Walmart parking lo
The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 40-year-old Arcangelo Bianco, Jr., fired several rounds from a handgun at a 10-point white-tailed deer from within [...]
St. Charles, Mo—The king of bucks, the world-famous Missouri Monarch, was nearly overthrown last week in St. Charles County.
On the evening of Wednesday, March 13, an antler shed hunter discovered a large, near-record set of non-typical antlers while searching the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles
The shed hunter brought the antlers—which were [...]
JEFFERSON CITY Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that one deer recently harvested by hunters in north-central Missouri has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is fatal to deer. The adult buck was harvested in northwest Macon County, where five previous cases of CWD have been found since early 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Hunters harvested 14,921 deer during the statewide alternative methods portion of the fall 2012 firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 15 through Dec. 25. Top counties were: Oregon with 320, Franklin with 300, and Howell with 298.
Hunters shot 15,238 deer during this portion in 2011, and the record harvest under this [...]
JEFFERSON CITY Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has collected approximately 1,700 tissue samples from deer harvested during the fall archery and firearms deer seasons by hunters in MDC’s Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Containment Zone in north-central Missouri. The CWD Containment Zone consists of Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph and Sullivan counties, which [...]
By Jim Low
JEFFERSON CITY–The Missouri Conservation Commission set the dates for 2013 turkey- and deer-hunting seasons at its December meeting, giving hunters plenty of time to schedule vacation.
The Commission set the following dates for turkey hunting
Ø Youth season, April 6-7
Ø Regular spring season, April 15-May 5
Ø Fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31
The numbers are in.
JEFFERSON CITY–Hunters shot 204,668 deer during the November portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season, topping the past four years’ harvests and confirming predictions by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
This year’s statewide November deer harvest is 7.7 percent more than last year and only 1.3 percent below the previous 10-year average.
Top harvest [...]