Missouri Conservation Department

Lake Sturgeon Making Comeback in MissouriJurassic Era fish almost went extinct by mid 1980's.
Mo. Youth Deer Hunting Down SlightlyFirst session's harvest was a 3% drop, but still third-largest in history.
Skunk Sightings On The Rise in Mo.There's something in the air over Missouri and it could have something to do with the sharp increase in skunk sightings in recent weeks.
Snowy Owls Arriving Early in MissouriKOMU-TV reports the owls are being spotted farther south and earlier than usual in Missouri.
Black Bear Population Estimated At 225 In MissouriConservation officials arrived at that preliminary figure based on a research project that began in 2010.
Auditor Reviews Missouri Conservation DepartmentSchweich's office said Wednesday the audit will focus on the agency's operations during the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years.
Campfire Ban Lifted in Missouri ParksRain from Hurricane Isaac has helped lessen the drought.
Heat Wave Hard on Missouri Elk PopulationMissouri Conservation officials recently discovered that 10 elk recently transported from Kentucky to southeast Missouri as part of a restoration project had died.
Big Meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease Five cases of chronic wasting disease have been found recently among deer in the northern part of the state.
A Successful Mo. Turkey Season Missouri hunters checked about 40,400 turkeys during the regular spring season.
Another Mountain Lion Sighted in Mo.The state Conservation Department said Tuesday that a trail camera photographed a mountain lion in Grundy County on April 2.
Roadside Litter Costing You Money The price tag for cleaning up the cans, bottles, fast food wrapped and boxes along with other assorted litter is costing the state about five-million dollars a year.
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