Conservation Action October 2013

The Conservation Commission met Oct. 3 and 4 in Kirksville. Commissioners present were:

  • Don C. Bedell, Sikeston, Chair
  • James T. Blair, IV, St. Louis, Vice Chair/Secretary
  • Don R. Johnson, Festus, Member
  • Tim Dollar, Blue Springs, Member


The Commission

Received presentations from:

  • Resource Scientist Jason Isabelle about research into wild-turkey harvest management
  • Permit Services Supervisor Greg Jones about permit sales trends
  • Private Land Services Northeast Regional Supervisor George Shurvington about small-game management
  • Fisheries Northeast Regional Supervisor Brian Todd about small-lake management in northeast Missouri
  • Eric Kurzieski, Columbia, regarding spring turkey hunting regulations
  • Colin Sorhus, Green Castle, about Union Ridge Conservation Area (CA)

Approved the purchase of 40 acres in Shannon County as an addition to Rocky Creek Conservation Area

Approved the purchase of 199 acres in Christian County as an addition to Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area

Approved the purchase of 422 acres in Morgan and Benton counties as an addition to Big Buffalo Creek CA

Approved the sale of the 3-acre Washington Towersite in Washington County

Approved the sale of the 4.64-acre Sullivan office site in Franklin County

Approved the sale of the 3-acre Crusader’s Access in Grundy County

Approved the designations of a new natural area in Vernon County as Praiurie View Natural Area (NA) and an addition to Dark Hollow NA in Sullivan County.

Suspended hunting, fishing, and/or trapping privileges of 38 Missouri residents and two nonresidents for Wildlife Code violations. Those whose privileges were suspended are:

  • Dennis Baklashev, Lake Ozark, fishing, 5 years
  • Trevor Barnes, Braymer, hunting, 9 years
  • Clayton J. Beall, Clarence, hunting, until 7-12-2015
  • Michael L. Bennett, Bunker, hunting, 3 years
  • John Burlingame, Kahoka, hunting and fishing, until 7-25-15
  • Dorel Chobanu, Sedalia, hunting and fishing, 3 years
  • Constantin Ciobanu, Hughesville, fishing, 9 years
  • Fred Clark, Macon, hunting, until 9-10-15
  • Clint E. Clayton, Raytown, all sport privileges, 2 years
  • Jeffrey D. Copas, Sedalia, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Seth Cunningham, Green City, hunting, 1 year
  • Darrell L. Eckhoff, Potosi, hunting, 3 years
  • Gary B. Garman, Monett, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Justin G. Head, Chillicothe, hunting and trapping, 4 years
  • Michael E. Hefner, Springfield, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Harland Igou, Independence, all sport privileges, 4 years
  • Ryan S. Jacobs, Brunswick, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Jeremy D. Kendzora, St. Joseph, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Jordan L. Kinder, West Plains, hunting and fishing, 1 year
  • Alexander Kozlov, Nixa, fishing, 6 years
  • Radu Kukosh, Sedalia, fishing, 3 years
  • Joshua Luechtefeld, Leslie, hunting, 1 year
  • Yuriy Matsyokha, Green Ridge, fishing, 17 years
  • Layton E. Metcalf, Cape Fair, hunting, 1 year
  • Kendall W. Monroe, Cherryville, hunting, 1 year
  • James R. Moore, Jr., Calhoun, hunting, 1 year
  • Tien D. Nguyen, Jefferson City, fishing, 1 year
  • Derek M. O’Brien, Hannibal, hunting, 1 year
  • Alexsandr Postevka, Springfield, hunting and fishing, 2 years
  • Corey J. Pudivitr, Doniphan, hunting, 3 years
  • Peter Rukosunev, Henderson, Colo., fishing, 1 year
  • Lindell W. Sanders, Winona, hunting, 3 years
  • Colby S. Shelkop, St. Joseph, hunting, 1 year
  • Michael J. Shepherd, Center, fishing, 1 year
  • Jere D. Smith, Warsaw, fishing, 1 year
  • Heath A. Swindle-Reich, Springfield, hunting, 3 year
  • Josh Teel, Bucklin, hunting, 4 years
  • Vasiliy Tsipan, Sedalia, fishing, 1 year
  • Troy W. Watkins, Troy, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Vitaliy Zubkov, Woodborn, Ore., fishing, 3 years

Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 270 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 165 people under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.

  • Imposed a hunting privilege suspension of three years for one Missouri resident who injured another person in a hunting incident. The hunters must complete a hunter-education training course before restoration of privileges.
  • Reinstated the hunting privileges of Scott W. Sales, Trimble.
  • Set its next regular meeting for Dec. 12 and 13 in St. Louis.

Key Messages: 

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.

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