hunting http://kbia.org en Missouri Department of Conservation postpones start of elk hunting http://kbia.org/post/missouri-department-conservation-postpones-start-elk-hunting <p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">The Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to allow Elk hunting starting in 2016.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:00:35 +0000 Associated Press 36835 at http://kbia.org Missouri Department of Conservation postpones start of elk hunting Record venison donations to food program http://kbia.org/post/record-venison-donations-food-program <p>A statewide effort to share extra venison taken by deer hunters is bringing in record donations.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the program, called Missouri's Share the Harvest, is on track to distribute 400,000 pounds of donated meat.</p><p>The program allows deer hunters to donate the venison when they take deer to food processors. The venison is distributed through regional and local food pantries.</p><p>The Conservation Federation of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation, regional food banks, local food pantries and meat processors participate in the program.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:40:48 +0000 Associated Press 26645 at http://kbia.org Deer season a boost for business in Kirksville http://kbia.org/post/deer-season-boost-business-kirksville <p>Northeast Missouri is popular this time of year for its deer hunting, but many local businesses worried the drought would have a negative effect on the deer population this year. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:53:26 +0000 Wendy Mader 25110 at http://kbia.org Deer season a boost for business in Kirksville More than 200,000 deer killed during Missouri firearms season http://kbia.org/post/more-200000-deer-killed-during-missouri-firearms-season <p>Missouri's Department of Conservation says hunters took nearly 205,000 deer during November's 11-day firearms season. That's the highest number in four years and 7.7 percent higher than last year. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:17:03 +0000 Associated Press 24885 at http://kbia.org More than 200,000 deer killed during Missouri firearms season Missouri turkey hunters report bird population improvement http://kbia.org/post/missouri-turkey-hunters-report-bird-population-improvement <p>Missouri turkey hunters report taking nearly 8,500 birds last month, a 20 percent increase from October 2011.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:51:57 +0000 Associated Press 24010 at http://kbia.org Missouri turkey hunters report bird population improvement Hunters could help fight hunger http://kbia.org/post/hunters-could-help-fight-hunger <p>Missouri hunters can fight hunger this hunting season. The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri sponsor the <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/deer/share-harvest" target="_blank">Share the Harvest</a> program, which helps fight hunger by allowing hunters to donate their deer meat to approved meat processors. The meat is then distributed to several food banks and local food pantries and given to those in need.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:55:16 +0000 Meredith Albair 23589 at http://kbia.org Hunters could help fight hunger Mo. agency suspends permits for deer facilities http://kbia.org/post/mo-agency-suspends-permits-deer-facilities <p>The Missouri Conservation Commission has stopped issuing permits for new big-game hunting and breeding facilities that hold white-tailed or mule deer.</p><p>Officials say the goal is to help protect deer from fatal chronic wasting disease, a contagious illness that attacks the nervous system.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:05:52 +0000 Associated Press 20078 at http://kbia.org Mo. agency suspends permits for deer facilities Newscast for March 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-20-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>The status of the Missouri budget.</li><li>What the Columbia Police Department is doing to prepare for Spring Break burglaries.</li><li><p>A Missouri law that would push tougher penalties on hunters who accidentally kill someone.</p></li></ul> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:22:50 +0000 Chris McDaniel 10912 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 20, 2012 With deer hunting totals below 10-year average, MDC points to decline in deer population http://kbia.org/post/deer-hunting-totals-below-10-year-average-mdc-points-decline-deer-population <p>Missouri&#39;s Conservation Department says hunters killed nearly 239,000 deer during the 2011-12 firearms hunting season. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:35:16 +0000 Associated Press 7110 at http://kbia.org With deer hunting totals below 10-year average, MDC points to decline in deer population