Conservation Department to hold meetings on deer management plan

Monday, May 12, 2014 | 7:23 a.m. CDT; updated 1:22 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 12, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The state conservation department wants to meet with hunters across Missouri to discuss a new deer management plan and possible regulatory changes.

The Missouri Department of Conservation has scheduled a series of open-house meetings starting in mid-June and continuing through early July.

The regional meetings will be held in:

  • Chillicothe on July 1.
  • Columbia on July 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3300 Vandiver Drive.
  • Hannibal on July 7.  
  • Jackson on June 24.
  • Joplin on June 18.
  • Kansas City on July 2.
  • Kirksville on June 30.
  • Rolla on June 16.
  • Springfield on June 17.
  • St. Joseph on July 8.
  • St. Louis on June 23.
  • Van Buren on June 25.
  • Warsaw on June 19.
  • West Plains on June 26.

The department says it has no specific agendas but wants to hear public comments in an informal setting.

Deputy conservation director Tom Draper says the state's free-ranging white-tailed deer population supports 12,000 jobs and generates more than $1 billion in economic activity annually in Missouri.


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