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Missouri Dove Hunt
This opportunity is being provided in an effort to recruit new hunters. Therefore, priority will be given to people, regardless of age, that have never previously hunted. Second priority will be given to youths 11-15 (even if they have previously hunted) followed by lapsed hunters (did not hunt anything the previous season), and those hunters that have not previously hunted migratory birds.
Send completed application to: John Burk, 7152 Tomahawk Lane, Steedman, MO 65077 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Note: Hunting licenses and shells will be the responsibility of the participant.All information is due by August 25, 2017.
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2017 Missouri Governors Youth Hunt
Students must be 11-15 years of age to participate. Send completed application to: John Burk, 7152 Tomahawk Lane, Steedman, MO 65077. All information is due by April 1, 2015.
In addition to filling out the information above please enclose a letter describing why you wish to participate in the hunt and whether or not you have ever hunted previously. Priority will be given to first time hunters but first time turkey hunters will also be welcome if there are openings available.
Click here to download the form
2017 Seed Program
Click on the link below to download the 2017 Feed Program Document
2017 Seed Program Docment
2016 Calendar Program
NWTF & partners provide mentored dove hunts for first-time hunter
Interested in dove hunting but have never given it a try? The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) in partnership with The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Quail Forever (QF), Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF), the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF), and private landowners will provide mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters on 12 fields primarily located on private land across the state. Field locations will be in or near Cape Girardeau, Chillicothe, Joplin, Kahoka, Lynchburg, Marceline, Mokane, Paris, Pittsburg, Rolla, St. Genevieve, and Washington.
Each participating new hunter will be assigned a mentor but are also encouraged to attend pre-hunt workshops or a hunter safety class prior to participating in a hunt. Workshops provide basic hunter safety in addition to information about dove biology and management, the importance of hunters and hunting, and the opportunity to practice shooting a shotgun.
There will be three hunts offered on each field including one on opening day of dove season, Sept. 1, and then two other days with dates to be determined. Each field will be limited to two first-time hunters and their mentors per acre to maximize safety and provide a quality experience. Priority will be given to anyone 11 and older that is hunting for the first time. Second priority will be given to new migratory-bird hunters and youths 11-15 that may have hunted doves previously.
Field assignments will be determined on a first-come-first-served basis. First time hunters can attend multiple hunts as registration space permits.
Register for the mentored dove hunts at http://tinyurl.com/nuv6gos. Get info on MDC dove-hunting workshops at http://mdc.mo.gov/events. Get information on hunter education at http://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/hunter-education-skills-training.
2016 Spring Turkey Season Summary
The 2016 spring turkey season results are in! Click on the link below for a full report from Resource Scientist Jason L. Isabelle of the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Youth Spring Turkey Hunt
Plans for the Annual Spring Youth Turkey Hunt are underway. The event will be during the youth spring turkey season, April 9-10, 2016. The event will begin on Friday, April 8, and will be held at Camp Semo at Wappapello, Missouri. Space is limited to the first 10 students to sign up. NWTF chapters across the state of Missouri have the opportunity to send one JAKES member to the event. To attend the event, the student must be an active JAKES member and MDC guidelines will be in place.
Please find attached the letter, registration form, list of items to bring for the Youth Spring Turkey Hunt and the agenda for the weekend. Send to anyone and everyone you can think of that may have a child to send to the event.
First Time Hunter Clinics and Dove Hunts Available this FALL...APPLY NOW!
As part of the NWTF's Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, the Missouri chapter of the NWTF in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, Quail Forever, Friends of NRA, USFS, and private landowners will offer dove hunting opportunities this September for new and novice hunters. Participate will hunt on one of 10 fields mostly on private land in northeastern, northwestern, central, southwestern, and southeastern Missouri. For more information read the attachment below and fill out the application below by 8/24/15.
NWTF Hunter Recruitment Form
Please help us track our progress towards achieving our hunter creation goals of 4,000 new hunters annually in Missouri. If you are an NWTF member and you have taken someone hunting that has never before hunted, please fill out the attached form and e-mail it to John Burk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ben Doerge at email@example.com
Here is the form you will need to fill out and attach to the email NWTF Hunter Recruitment Report Form