Missouri Conservation Department

Lake sturgeon

Lake Sturgeon Making Comeback in Missouri

Jurassic Era fish almost went extinct by mid 1980’s.



Mo. Youth Deer Hunting Down Slightly

First session’s harvest was a 3% drop, but still third-largest in history.


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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 Owl

Snowy Owls Arriving Early in Missouri

KOMU-TV reports the owls are being spotted farther south and earlier than usual in Missouri.



Black Bear Population Estimated At 225 In Missouri

Conservation officials arrived at that preliminary figure based on a research project that began in 2010.



Auditor Reviews Missouri Conservation Department

Schweich’s office said Wednesday the audit will focus on the agency’s operations during the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years.


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Campfire Ban Lifted in Missouri Parks

Rain from Hurricane Isaac has helped lessen the drought.


Elk, Missouri Conservation Department 2, photo by John Brunjes

Heat Wave Hard on Missouri Elk Population

Missouri Conservation officials recently discovered that 10 elk recently transported from Kentucky to southeast Missouri as part of a restoration project had died.


Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employee Kyle Van Haran, removes the antlers from the head of a white-tailed deer so he can collect the head for testing to see if the animal had Chronic Wasting Disease. The DNR was gathering heads and lymphnodes from deer shot in Grant County, Wis. during opening day of the Wisconsin Gun Deer Season on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. In an effort to measure and combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, the DNR was collecting samples while registering harvested deer at Jeff's Ioco in Platteville, Wis. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/WireImage)

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.


Turkey Season 1 DNR

A Successful Mo. Turkey Season

Missouri hunters checked about 40,400 turkeys during the regular spring season.



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