The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, 2020.
The Missouri Department of Conservation announces Free Fishing Days are coming up this weekend. Free Fishing Days in Missouri are the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June. This year those dates are June 8 and 9. On these two days, any person may fish state waters without a permit, trout permit and prescribed area daily tag. This is a chance to try fishing before buying a permit.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is proposing price increases for some nonresident hunting and fishing permits. According to MDC, permit prices have not been raised in over a decade and adjustments are needed to help keep up with increasing costs of providing conservation work and services around the state.
Due to the recent widespread flooding along the Missouri River over the past month, Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Park Foundation are canceling the 2019 Katy Trail Ride set for next month.
Squirrels remain the most sought after small game animal in Missouri. Such has been the case for decades. An underutilized resource, squirrels are abundant, especially in the heavily forested areas of the Ozarks. The annual season opened on the Saturday before Memorial Day.