October 2013 Conservation Action

News from the region
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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.

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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.