COLUMBIA – Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The records: The Department of Conservation publishes statewide summaries for the yearly small game harvest, including information on rabbit, squirrel, quail, dove, pheasant, crow, groundhog, raccoon, gray fox, red fox, coyote, bobcat, opossum, duck and goose. Information is sorted by species and region.
Why you'd want them: Tells how many of each species were taken in hunts each year. It helps estimate population totals and set hunting regulations.
Where you get the records: Go to: mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/resources/2010/04/small_game_harvest_report_2010-2011.pdf
How much it will cost: The information is free.