December 2014 Conservation Action

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The Conservation Commission met Dec. 11 and 12 at Conservation Department Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd., Jefferson City.  Commissioners present were:

James T. Blair, IV, Chairman

David W. Murphy, Vice Chairman

Marilynn J. Bradford, Secretary

Don C. Bedell, Member



The Commission:

  • Received a presentation from Resource Scientist Jason Isabelle regarding wild turkey season recommendations and set the following 2015 turkey hunting seasons:
      • Spring youth season - April 11 and 12
      • Regular spring season - April  20 through May 10
      • Fall firearms season – Oct. 1 through 31
  • Received a presentation from Resource Scientist Jason Sumners regarding white-tailed deer management and set the following 2015-16 deer hunting season dates:
      • Urban portion – Oct. 9 through 12
      • Early youth portion – Oct. 31 and Nov. 1
      • November portion – Nov. 14 through 24
      • Antlerless portion – Nov. 25 through Dec. 6
      • Alternative-methods portion – Dec. 19 through 29
      • Late youth portion – Jan. 2 and 3


The Commission:

  • Presented the Clerical Employee of the Year Award to Administrative Assistant Denise Bateman
  • Presented the Workforce Diversity Award to Stream Services Program Supervisor Sherry Fischer
  • Received a presentation from Public Involvement Coordinator Michele Baumer regarding the 2013 Conservation Opinion Survey
  • Received an update from Communications Manager Heather Feeler regarding a communications audit
  • Appointed Julie Fleming to the board of trustees for the Conservation Employees Benefits Plan Trust Fund
  • Approved the advertisement and sale of an estimated 1,064,186 board feet of timber on 506 acres of compartment 21 on Peck Ranch Conservation Area (CA) in Carter County
  • Approved the advertisement and sale of an estimated 845,838 board feet of timber on 537 acres of compartment 32 on Angeline CA in Shannon County
  • Approved entering into an agreement with Dake-Wells Architecture, Inc., Springfield, for the development of construction documents and associated services for the construction of the new Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Nature Center, Taney County, at a total estimated cost not to exceed $1,162,454
  • Approved amending a previously approved contract with Zoellner Construction Co., Inc., Perryville, for the construction of the Duck Creek CA Greenbrier Tract & Pool 1 Fishing Access in Bollinger and Stoddard Counties, for a revised total      authorization of $565,000
  • Approved the purchase of 152 acres in Sullivan County as an addition to Union Ridge CA
  • Approved the purchase of 191 acres in Jefferson County as an addition to Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family CA
  • Approved the purchase of two 80-acre tracts in New Madrid County as an addition to Donaldson Point CA
  • Approved accepting a donation of 88 acres in Clark County as a new CA
  • Approved relinquishing the Conservation Commission’s interest in a 160-acre island in St. Charles County
  • Approved the sale of .3 acre of Weldon Spring CA in St. Charles County
  • Suspended hunting, fishing, and/or trapping privileges of 13 Missouri residents and one Iowa resident for Wildlife Code violations. Those whose privileges were suspended are:

Jonathan M. Basnett, Sedalia, 1.5 additional years
Dylan A. Brown, Bland, all sport privileges, 1 year
Jeffrey J. Brownfield, Blanchard, Iowa, hunting, until 10/23/15
Joshua E. Clover, Piedmont, hunting, 1 additional year
Arnold L. Dodds, Perryville, all sport privileges, 1 year
Jayson M. Flowers, Hurdland, all sport privileges, 1 year
Shawn D. Harris, Arnold, hunting and fishing, 11 years
Antonio Hayes, Moberly, all sport privileges, 7 years
Damon D. Johnson, Joplin, fishing, 1 year
Homer J. Lucas, Sedalia, all sport privileges, 1 year
Russell T. Oulman, Lawson, all sport privileges, 1 year
Jeremy D. Phelps, St. Joseph, hunting, 1 year
Joseph M. Wallace, Ewing, all sport privileges, 1 year
Cindy M. Williams, Wentzville, all sport privileges, 1 year

  • Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 508 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 312 people under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.
  • Imposed hunting privilege suspensions of one year for two Missouri residents who injured other persons in hunting incidents. The hunters must complete a hunter-education training course before restoration of privileges.
  • Approved the Conservation Department’s 2013-2014 Annual Report
  • Set the next regular Commission meeting for Feb. 19-20, 2015

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This document is provided for public information only and is not an official record of the Missouri Department of Conservation or Missouri Conservation Commission.