Young hunters harvest 11,118 deer during early youth portion of firearms deer season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 11,118 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2023 deer hunting season, Oct. 28-29.  Top counties were Franklin with 258 deer harvested, Osage with 224, and Texas with 209.  Of the deer harvested, 6,857 were antlered…

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Riverways reminds visitors about fall firearms deer seasons

Missouri’s annual firearms deer season in Missouri is Nov. 11-21.  Hunting is allowed in most areas of Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) in accordance with state and federal regulations, and everyone is encouraged to hunt or recreate safely and legally this deer season.  In addition, new antlerless firearms seasons will apply to portions of the…

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Summertime coyote control

I have been hunting/shooting predators, mostly coyotes, for decades.   I say it that way because most of the coyotes I shoot are shots of opportunity. I only actually hunt coyotes once or twice each winter. That has changed.   Hopefully the information I am about to share will change that for you, as well….

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There is a lot to do at Castor River Conservation Area 

The Castor River runs throughout southeast Missouri. It starts about 10 miles northeast of Fredericktown in the southern corner of Ste. Genevieve County.  The Upper Castor River flows south into the Headwater Diversion Channel and then into the Mississippi River.   The Lower Castor River flows south of the Diversion Channel and into the Little River. The…

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