Conservation Action April 2012

The Conservation Commission met April 12 and 13 at Conservation Departent Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd., Jefferson City. Commissioners present were:

  • Don R. Johnson, Festus, Chair
  • Don C. Bedell, Sikeston, Vice Chair
  • Becky L. Plattner, Grand Pass, Secretary
  • James T. Blair, IV, St. Louis, Member


The Commission:

  • Received presentations from:
    • Resource Scientist Jeff Beringer regarding black-bear research.
    • Forest Nursery Supervisor Greg Hoss regarding operations at George O. White State Forest Nursery.
    • Administrative Services Division Chief Carter Campbell regarding division activities.
  • Presented volunteer-service awards to Phyllis Boyd and Charlotte Cox for more than 2,000 hours of service at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, Blue Springs.
  • Approved the advertisement and sale of estimated 847,228 board feet of timber on 505 acres of Compartment 8, Angeline Conservation Area in Shannon County.
  • Approved a recommendation to sell approximately 2 acres of the Long Ridge Conservation Area in Franklin County.
  • Approved naming the new building at the Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center in Columbia the E. Sydney Stephens Building.
  • Suspended hunting, fishing and/or trapping privileges of 33 Missouri residents for Wildlife Code violations and affirmed actions taken by Missouri courts suspending privileges of one Missouri resident. Those whose privileges were suspended are:
    • Seth A. Baker, Bronaugh, all sport, 1 year.
    • Dallas W. Beasley, Everton, hunting and trapping, 1 year.
    • Christopher R. Brawley, Bunker, all sport, 3 years.
    • Charles E. Browers, Olean, hunting and trapping, 3 years.
    • Cory A. Cook, Perryville, all sport, 1 year.
    • Andrew B. Douglas, Stoutland, all sport, 1 year.
    • Collin B. Edwards, Springfield, hunting and trapping, 1 year.
    • Phillip C. Eidson, Urbana, all sport, 1 year.
    • Dane T. Goff, Rolla, hunting and trapping, 3 years.
    • Terry D. Hahnfeld, Bronaugh, all sport, 1 year.
    • Joshua L. Hicks, Macomb, hunting and trapping, 3 years.
    • Shawn L. Hood, Birch Tree, all sport, 4 years.
    • Jason R. Horn, St. Joseph, all sport, 1 year.
    • Bobby D. Huffmon, Hale, all sport, 1 year.
    • Randy C. Kern, Ellsinore, all sport, 1 year.
    • Charles D. Langley, New Madrid, hunting and trapping, 2 years.
    • Chad W. Lemons, Grovespring, hunting and trapping, 1 year.
    • Eric R. Littrell, Centralia, all sport, 1 year.
    • William T. Miller, King City, all sport, 3 years.
    • Layton A. Moore, Warrensburg, hunting and trapping, 1 year.
    • Austin W. Muff, King City, hunting and trapping, 3 years.
    • Ryan D. Palmer, Clinton, all sport, 1 year.
    • Adam L. Perea, Perryville, all sport, 1 year.
    • Loyd D. Rantz, Spokane, hunting and trapping, 1 year.
    • Vitaliy Soyarkov, Sedalia, all sport, 1 year.
    • Justin R. Swayze, Orrick, hunting, until 12/6/2012.
    • Raymond B. Sworde, Nevada, all sport, 1 year.
    • Leland T. Thompson, Rolla, all sport, 1 year.
    • Kirk D. Troy, Springfield, all sport, 1 year.
    • Jacob A. Waddle, LaPlata, hunting and trapping, 1 year.
    • Ralph A. Weber, Bonnots Mill, all sport, 1 year.
    • James A. White, Kansas City, all sport, 1 year.
    • David A. Wilson, Center, all sport, 1 year.
    • Ezekiel Young, Villa Ridge, all sport, 1½ years.
  • Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 277 people who are not in compliance with applicable child-support laws. Privileges suspended for noncompliance are reinstated once the Division of Child Support Enforcement notifies MDC that suspendees have come into compliance with the required laws.
  • Suspended privileges of 226 people under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.
  • Imposed hunting privilege suspensions of one to three years for two Missouri residents and one nonresident who injured other persons in hunting incidents. The hunters must complete a hunter-education training course before restoration of privileges.
  • Viewed the Conservation Department’s new, 75th anniversary video, The Promise Continues.
  • Set the next regular Conservation Commission meeting for May 24-25 in St. Joseph.

Key Messages: 

Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

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