Conservation Action Meeting of the January 2010 Conservation Commission
The Conservation Commission met Jan. 28 at Conservation Department Headquarters in Jefferson City.
Commissioners present were
- William F. “Chip” McGeehan, Marshfield,
- Don R. Johnson, Festus,
- Don C. Bedell, Sikeston
- Received presentations from:
- Fisheries Division Chief Bill Turner and Resource Science Division Chief Ron Dent regarding catfish management.
- Digital Communications Manager Alicia Weaver regarding online permit sales.
- Outreach and Education Field Chief Patti Redel regarding the history of Missouri’s hunter education program.
- Presented 2009 State Hunter Education Instructor of the Year Awards t:
- Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor – Linda Du Brul, Southwest Region.
- Bowhunter Education Volunteer Instructor – Tom Dickerson, Southeast Region.
- MDC Staff Instructor – Charles “Alan” Reed, Southwest Region.
- Conservation Agent Instructor – Danny “Tim” Tallent, St. Louis Region.
- Approved accepting the donation of approximately 3 acres in Shannon County as an addition tSunklands Conservation Area (CA).
- Approved exchanging a 40-acre tract of Castor River CA in Bollinger County for a 40-acre tract of land as an addition tCastor River CA.
- Approved purchasing the mineral rights on Roselle Access and twtracts of Millstream Gardens CA in Madison County.
- Approved purchasing approximately 130 acres as an addition tUnion Ridge CA in Sullivan County.
- Authorized entering inta contract with Flat Creek Excavating LLC, Cape Fair, for construction of the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery Connection tBranson City Sewer Project in Taney County, at a total estimated cost of $256,311.50. The project consists of upgrading the hatchery and visitor center domestic wastewater lift station and installing a pressure pipeline tthe Branson sewer system.
- Suspended hunting and/or fishing privileges of 11 Missouri residents for Wildlife Code violations and affirmed actions taken by Missouri courts suspending privileges of six Missouri residents. Those whose privileges were suspended are:
- Justin E. Abbott, Doniphan, all sport privileges, 3 years
- Kory J. Barker, Lebanon, all sport privileges, 3 years
- Bobby W. Bland, St. Peters, all sport privileges, 2.5 years
- Rodney P. Campbell, Crane, all sport privileges, 2 years
- Ryan D. Chaney, Flemington, all sport privileges, 6 months
- Jearold L. Coats, Union, all sport privileges, 1 year
- Ethan G. Curley, Salem, hunting privileges, until Nov. 19, 2010
- Sylvia R. Gruenloh, Cair, hunting privileges, until Dec. 15, 2010
- Andrew J. Karr, Salem, hunting privileges, until Nov. 19, 2010
- Deven C. Kauffman, Weaubleau, all sport privileges, 6 months
- Gary L. Marsh, Ridgeway, hunting privileges, until Nov. 18, 2010
- Scott D. Morris, Revere, all sport privileges, 7 years
- David B. Samson, Versailles, all sport privileges, 1 year
- Travis J. Taylor, Salem, hunting privileges, until Nov. 19, 2010
- Phillip E. Toomey, Jr., New Florence, hunting and fishing privileges, until Aug. 27, 2011
- Michael L. Turnbough, Cherryville, all sport privileges, 6 months
- Danny K. Turner, Doniphan, all sport privileges, 1 year.
- Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 203 people whare not in compliance with applicable child support laws.
- Suspended the hunting and fishing privileges of 261 nonresidents under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.
- Set the next Conservation Commission meeting for March 10 and 11 at Montauk State Park.
- Director Robert L. Ziehmer announced the promotion of Forestry Regional Supervisor Thomas A. Draper to Deputy Director – Resource Management.
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