January Conservation Action

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Conservation Action

January 2012

The Conservation Commission met Jan. 26 and 27 at Cape Girardeau. Commissioners present were:

Don R. Johnson, Festus, Chair

Don C. Bedell, Sikeston, Vice Chair

James T. Blair, IV, St. Louis, Member


The Commission:

• Received the following presentations.

 An e-Permits status report from Permit Services Supervisor Greg Jones.

 A hunter-education program review from Outreach & Education Division Chief Mike Huffman.

 A habitat-management report from Forestry Division.

• Approved entering into a contract with KAT Excavation Inc., Bates City, for the construction of the Lost Valley Fish Hatchery Ambient Pond Renovation project in Benton County at a total estimated cost of $943,910. Seventy-five percent of the cost of the project will be paid by the Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration Program.

• Approved conveying .014 acre of Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Jackson County to the City of Blue Springs for a road-improvement project, and granting the City of Blue Springs temporary construction easements on an additional .028 acre and .031 acre, respectively, until the project is complete.

• Approved the advertisement and sale of an estimated 1,321,010 board feet of timber located on 519 acres of Compartment 4, Coldwater Conservation Area in Wayne County.

• Suspended hunting, fishing and/or trapping privileges of 10 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:

Logan D. Byrn, Downing, all sport privileges, 1 year

James M. Cazzell, Keytesville, all sport privileges, 1 year

Johnny L. Collis Jr., Purdin, hunting and fishing, until 9/8/2013

Robert G. Hankey, Tipton, all sport privileges, 5 ½ years

Antonio L. Hayes, Moberly, all sport privileges, 3 years

Howard E. Jackson, Grandview, all sport privileges, 1 year

Buddy W. Kennedy, Aurora, all sport privileges, 2 years

Jeffrey C. Margis, Chillicothe, all sport privileges, 1 year

Jewell Rowland, Sedalia, all sport privileges, 1 year

Dakota C. Savage, California, all sport privileges, 1 year

Nathan D. Wolf, Amity, all sport privileges, 3 years

• Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 271 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 241 persons under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.

• Imposed hunting privilege suspensions of three years for two Missouri residents who injured other persons in hunting incidents. The hunters must complete a hunter-education training course before restoration of privileges.

• Reinstated the fishing privileges of one person. Revocation of hunting and trapping privileges remains in effect.

• Set the next regular Conservation Commission meeting for March 7 and 8.

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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.