deer crossing

Click below to hear KMZU’s Shaylee Miller speak with Jason Sumners, Deer Biologist.

Jason Sumners

The Missouri Department of Conservation is seeking the views of the public on proposed changes to Missouri’s hunting regulations. The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing changes such as reducing and expanding the length of different hunting seasons and reducing archery limits. These proposed changes come after the Missouri Department of Conservation gathered over 4,000 public comments on deer management during the summer of 2014. The Missouri Department of Conservation staff will present final regulation recommendations to the Conservation Commission in late 2015.

Public Comments can be made online, to make a comment, or learn more about proposed regulations you can visit the Missouri Department of Conservation website by clicking here. The Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting a public meeting in St. Joseph on March 31st at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northwest Regional office, located at 701 James McCarthy Drive. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Comments can also be mailed to Missouri Department of Conservation, Attn: Policy Coordination, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102.