Hunting & Fishing

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During visit to Columbia food bank, Gov. Nixon and First Lady help unload venison contributed by Missouri hunters

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon were in Columbia on Friday at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri to help unload 800 pounds of venison donated by Missouri hunters through the Share the Harvest program.

Share the Harvest is a public-private partnership that for more than 20 years has provided venison to families in need through food banks and food pantries across Missouri. The 2012 Missouri archery season for deer runs through Jan. 15.

Conservation Commission sets 2013 turkey, deer season dates

JEFFERSON CITY–The Missouri Conservation Commission set dates for 2013 turkey- and deer-hunting seasons at its December meeting, giving hunters plenty of time to schedule vacation.



NASP world student-archery championship to be held in St. Louis

Arrows flew all day as almost 1,200 student archers competed at the 2012 MoNASP state tournament at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Winners and those with qualifying scores advanced to the national tournament.  Photo courtesy MDC.

ST. LOUIS, Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) expects a spike in participation by Missouri student archers with the recent announcement by the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) that it will hold its 2013 NASP World Championship in St. Louis.

The event will be held June 28-30 at the America Center and Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams.

Conservation Officials work with hunters to monitor hemorrhagic disease

This deer, photographed by a Conservation Officer, Brian Humphrey, shows the classic signs of hemorrhagic disease. The symptoms include bulging eyes, foaming mouth, swollen lymph nodes and sloughing of hair on her back.  Photo courtesy of South Dakota GF&P/Yankton Press

– Conservation officials say they don’t plan immediate measures to compensate for deer losses to hemorrhagic diseases, but they will look carefully at harvest information, reports of sick deer and hunter surveys when considering future hunting regulations.

Big bird flock passes over Missouri

File photo
Missouri News Horizon

--It was the dead of night…but the skies over middle and western Missouri were alive with at least hundreds of thousands large, noisy birds. The annual southern migration of Canada’s snow goose flock crossed over Missouri between dusk and dawn Sunday night and Monday morning.

Youth Deer Hunt – Missouri’s next big buck hunters

Add Cody Groner to Missouri's next big buck hunters after he tagged a 9-point buck on opening day of deer season.

Why to never give up - Feeling of accomplishment is that much better

Pictured left, Jim Scheer with his daughter Emily and the 8-point buck.

Last week during bow season, Jim Scheer tagged his first buck with a bow, which is quite an achievement in itself.  Jim’s achievement is also an example that a person’s determination does eventually pay off.

Kaylin's Kitchen - Happy Hunting!

Quick News would like to wish everyone a safe and successful hunt as deer rifle season began this morning. 

Be sure to send your photos to or via text to 636-359-1018! 

Try my recipes tonight with your fresh harvest!

Young hunters check 19,277 deer - Franklin top county of harvest

JEFFERSON CITY– Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 19,277 deer during the first weekend of Missouri’s youth deer hunt Nov. 3 and 4, a 17.6-percent increase over last year’s figure.

Share the Harvest with MDC

The Share the Harvest program in Missouri provides a way for deer hunters to donate venison to the needy. This program is administered by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Conservation. During the 2011 deer seasons, 6,191 hunters donated 317,882 pounds of venison.

Claire and Claire tag first deer

Claire Meyer tages her first deer, nice 8-pointer.  Will dad, Bill Meyer be able to top that on Saturday.
Photo submitted by Sherry Meyer.

By Kyle Quick:

This past weekend was the annual youth hunt and some young  hunters have set the bar pretty high for their mom or dad. Saturday moms and dads will have their opportunity to see if they are as good of hunters as their kids. (More photos below)

Fall firearms turkey harvest up for second year

JEFFERSON CITY–An increase in Missouri’s 2012 fall firearms turkey harvest confirms population gains that turkey managers predicted and hunters hoped for.

Deer expert predicts strong deer harvest

JEFFERSON CITY–How will this year’s historic drought and higher-than-normal incidence of hemorrhagic diseases affect Missouri’s deer harvest? The answer, according to the Missouri Department Conservation (MDC), is “Not much. At least not this year.”

Rivers Edge Recalls Hunter Tree Stands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rivers Edge is recalling Hunter Tree Stands due to faulty snap-hook assemblies, causing the tree stand and the user to fall to the ground. 

This item could have been potentially sold locally at Orscheln Farm & Home stores.




MDC offers landowners in CWD area special seals to thin deer numbers‏

Photo of deer with CWD,

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- At its Oct. 19 meeting in Springfield, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved issuing special no-cost “CWD Management Seals” to landowners in the core area where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected in Linn and Macon counties.

Wild-turkey production up for second year

Dry conditions allowed above-average nesting success.

JEFFERSON CITYAdmirers of the wild turkey in Missouri have cause for celebration for the second year in a row, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

Nice buck caught on a Deer Cam

Deer season is less than a month away.  This short video clip should give deer hunters a little bit of “Buck Fever”.  Video was taken in Etlah Bottoms.

Quarantine Expanded to Protect Missouri’s Trees from Invasive Emerald Ash Borer‏

Photo courtesy MU

– Following this summer’s findings of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Platte, Madison and Reynolds counties, Missouri’s quarantine regulating the movement of many ash wood products has been expanded. 


Disease from biting midge flies causing deer deaths around state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) continues to receive reports from people around the state of dead deer. The culprit appears to be hemorrhagic disease (HD), a general term for epizootic hemorrhagic disease and the bluetongue virus.

“Both diseases are closely related, have similar clinical signs and are naturally spread by a small, biting midge fly,” says MDC Deer Biologist Emily Flinn. “Cattle and goats are normally not affected, or show only mild signs of being sick. Sheep are susceptible only to the bluetongue virus.”

MDC holding open house in Columbia on potential paddlefish permit changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is considering changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would require a new yearly, low-cost paddlefish permit for sport snaggers.


The changes would also implement a Telecheck reporting system, such as is used for deer and turkey, for harvested paddlefish.

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