Officials are concerned that the rapidly spreading Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will one day threaten the health of humans.
On February 8th two adult elk were shot in Shannon County. One was a ten-year-old bull, brought to Missouri from Kentucky.
The Missouri Department of Conservation reported that 28 deer were found to have chronic wasting disease throughout the state of Missouri.
Can’t wait for Missouri to open up a hunting season on elk? Take some time off and drive to Wyoming, the Wyoming Big Game hunting licenses are available.
From December 22nd of 2018 through January 1st of 2019, the Missouri Department of Conservation reported that hunters had managed to kill 12,104 deer.
On December 13th a Missouri man has been sentenced to a year in jail for involvement in an illegal deer poaching ring.
Late youth hunting portion of deer season began on November 23rd and continued through the 25th of November.
Firearm deer season runs from November 10th through November 20th in Missouri.
Deer hunting is split into two categories, archery and firearms. Archery hunting starts September 15th.
Missouri has recently proposed new regulations regarding the use of toxic shot while dove hunting.