The Federation Report
April 21, 2017

In This Issue
Legislative Report:

CFM is watching the following bills:
Cervid Legislation
Conservation Commission
  HJR 40
Permit Sales
Land Access
Conservation Sales Tax
These are not all the bills that CFM is monitoring.  Click here to visit our Legislative Action Center to learn more about all the bills affecting conservation and natural resources in Missouri.
From Our Blog:
Turkey Season Opener 
Highlights Spring

Missouri's spring turkey season opens Monday, April 17, and runs through May 7. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to 1 p.m. Hunters must possess a spring turkey hunting permit. Each hunter may kill two bearded turkeys during the season, but only one turkey may be killed during the first week. If you don't kill a bird during the first week, you may kill two during the second or third weeks. You just can't kill them both on the same day.

Hunting wild turkeys is both challenging and rewarding. The opportunity to get out in woods during spring and take in the wonders of nature as they begin to bud for a new year is a wonderful experience. The sound of a male turkey gobbling is in my opinion one of the beautiful vocalizations nature has to offer, and working these birds with calls is utterly intoxicating.

Turkey hunting is an extremely exciting and engaging hunting opportunity. The most...

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Online Auction Now Open
Explore the Outdoors: Kansas City


Join us for our third annual Explore the Outdoors: Kansas City event being held at the Kansas City Zoo on April 29, 2017 at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the penguin exhibit. Everyone is invited! Learn more.

online auction for the Kansas City event is now live and will close at noon on April 29th. New items are added daily. 


Save the Date
Pull for Conservation: St. Joseph

The 2nd Annual Pull for Conservation: St. Joseph will be held May 20th at Geiger Shooting Range. This event is presented by Northwest Missouri's Electric Cooperatives. Click  here  for more information.
Conservation Federation Podcast
Episode 4: Joel Vance and Jim Low

In Episode 4 of our podcast Conservation Federation, Brandon Butler interviews Joel Vance and Jim Low.  Joel and Jim are both retired from the Missouri Department of Conservation and are outdoor communicators. 
In this episode, Joel, Jim and Brandon talk conservation, communicating, politics, and more. Joel recalls a parade scene involving puppy love that is sure to make you chuckle.

Holy Trinity of  Conservation

Event is being held at Bruce and Jan Sassmann's unique Prairie Star Restoration Farm. Get your tickets now. To register or learn more about this event click here.
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