Missouri Department of Conservation

A local chapter of conservation organization, Quail Forever has ranked among the top ten chapters nationwide in providing quail nesting cover.

The Bootheel Bobwhites, who work to reverse the decline of the species in Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, and Stoddard counties, impacted 390 acres in 2018, ranking them 5th in the category out of 700 chapters in the U.S. Other categories reported considered acres of land restored and education programs offered by chapters.

John Watkins/Watkins Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Far from his home of the mountainous northwest, a Golden Eagle is working his way back to health here in southeast Missouri.

Found in Ellington, Missouri, the cliff-dwelling eagle is recovering under the care of John Watkins, who runs Watkins Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Sedgewickville, Missouri.

Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has released totals for deer harvested by young hunters during the late youth portion of the 2018 deer season.

According to a press release issued Monday, the MDC reported preliminary data showing hunters ages 6-15 harvested a total of 2,556 deer between Nov. 23 and 25.

“Of the 2,556 deer harvested, 1,140 were antlered bucks, 336 were button bucks, and 1,080 were does,” the release said.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced yesterday it will not pursue Special Local Needs (24c) labels for Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax for 2019’s growing season. This follows a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the registration of the three Dicamba products for another two years with some special provisions and safeguards.


Missouri Department of Conservation

On today's episode of Going Public, we sit down with AJ Hendershott, the educational regional supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, about concerns with chronic wasting disease, also known as CWD. The disease, which is fatal to deer, has been found in white-tailed deer in 11 Missouri counties.

AJ Hendershott: