4:00 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Missouri Department of Conservation postpones start of elk hunting

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to allow Elk hunting starting in 2016.

The Columbia Missourian reports the plan is contingent on the Elk population growing to at least 200. The conservation department has been working on growing the Elk population since 2010. The Department been bringing elk into Missouri from Kentucky in an effort to reintroduce the population into the state.

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3:40 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Record venison donations to food program

A statewide effort to share extra venison taken by deer hunters is bringing in record donations.

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.

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.

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4:53 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Deer season a boost for business in Kirksville

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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.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:17 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

More than 200,000 deer killed during Missouri firearms season


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.

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3:51 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Missouri turkey hunters report bird population improvement

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Missouri turkey hunters report taking nearly 8,500 birds last month, a 20 percent increase from October 2011.

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1:55 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hunters could help fight hunger

Missouri hunters can fight hunger this hunting season. The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri sponsor the Share the Harvest 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.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:05 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Mo. agency suspends permits for deer facilities

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The Missouri Conservation Commission has stopped issuing permits for new big-game hunting and breeding facilities that hold white-tailed or mule deer.

Officials say the goal is to help protect deer from fatal chronic wasting disease, a contagious illness that attacks the nervous system.

PM Newscasts
5:22 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Newscast for March 20, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The status of the Missouri budget.
  • What the Columbia Police Department is doing to prepare for Spring Break burglaries.
  • A Missouri law that would push tougher penalties on hunters who accidentally kill someone.

2:35 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

With deer hunting totals below 10-year average, MDC points to decline in deer population

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Missouri's Conservation Department says hunters killed nearly 239,000 deer during the 2011-12 firearms hunting season.

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