Show-Me Muskie Project
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking conservation-minded muskie anglers who are willing to participate in an evaluation of the effectiveness of Missouri's muskellunge management program. We seek a wide cross-section of muskie anglers at all levels of skill and experience. Missouri's Muskellunge Plan sets muskie angler catch rate objectives which can be documented most efficiently by anglers themselves. If you choose to participate, here's how the program will work:
Get the Show-Me Muskie trip record form
Your part is easy! Volunteers will receive a supply of "Show-Me Muskie Trip Record" forms. (See downloadable sample listed below) and can make photocopies if additional forms are needed. Only essential information is requested, so the form should require less than one minute to complete, after each trip.
Fill out a form every time you fish for muskie
You will be asked to maintain a file of completed Trip Record forms for each day of muskie fishing. Even if you do not see or catch a fish, it will be very important that you complete and file a Trip Record form for each trip.
Mail in your forms once a year
Annually, you will be prompted by mail to return your Trip Record forms to MDC's Muskellunge Program Coordinator in a postage-paid envelope. You will also receive a supply of blank forms which should be completed and kept in your file during the next recording period. All individual information sent to the Muskellunge Program Coordinator will be considered confidential. However, you will receive group results in an annual newsletter, along with other information updating you on Missouri’s progress in culturing and managing muskies.
To indicate your interest in participating in this important angler/agency management partnership, complete and return the Show-Me Muskie Project enrollment form list below.Craig Fuller Muskellunge Program Coordinator Missouri Department of Conservation 2350 S. Jefferson Lebanon, MO 65536 417-532-7612, ext. 224 firstname.lastname@example.org