The Federation Report
March 10, 2017

In This Issue
Legislative Report:

CFM is watching the following bills:
Cervid Legislation
Conservation Authority
Permit Sales
Land Access
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:
Lake Erie is Hot Spot for Walleye

Fishing Lake Erie for Walleye should be on the bucket list of any serious angler. The fishing is unquestionably some of the best I have found anywhere, and the area is inviting to anyone seeking an affordable sporting adventure. Plus, your chances are real good of leaving with a cooler full of walleye filets for the freezer.

Captain Bob Witt is owner of Sea Breeze...

Certified Wildlife Habitat®
Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

By creating a natural garden with native plants, you are providing essential elements of wildlife habitat: food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young. Add a water source - such as a birdbath - and follow sustainable gardening practices, and your garden will not only be wildlife-friendly, but it will qualify as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

In addition, a portion of your processing fee supports the Conservation Federation of Missouri and National Wildlife Federation's programs to inspire others to make a difference. The fee is waived for schools Pre-K to Grade 12.

Print your
Certified Wildlife Habitat® application HERE.

Visit to certify today!
Join CFM for Three Years and Receive a Yeti Rambler
The many achievements of CFM have all been made possible thanks to individuals like you working together to accomplish extraordinary feats. If our future is to be as successful as our past, then we will need your help.
Your membership includes a three-year subscription to our magazine Conservation Federation, special member-only discounts to select businesses and invitations to CFM events throughout the year.
To join CFM, visit our website for easy online registration at, or contact Laurie Coleman at 573-634-2322.

Join Us for  Conservation Day at the Capitol
April 12, 2017
Join conservationists from across Missouri at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a day of celebrating and supporting conservation and natural resources.

The 3rd floor rotunda will be filled with booths hosted by CFM affiliate organizations. Learn about diverse conservation organizations and how we all work together to protect and preserve our natural resources. Meet with your legislators and tell them how much conservation and natural resources matter to you.

The Morning Shag with Shags and Trevor will be broadcasting live from 6:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Save the Date
Explore the Outdoors: Kansas City


CFM's regional event series returns to Kansas City on April 29. The event will be held at the Kansas City Zoo. More details to follow.


Governor Youth Turkey Hunt
Registration Deadline is April 1st
The Governors Youth Turkey Hunt has been a very successful event over the last 8 years. This special experience serves as a celebration of Missouri's outdoors as well as a recruiting and retaining tool for future hunting enthusiasts. 

This year marks the 9th Annual Governor's Youth Turkey Hunt, and the first for Governor Greitens. The Conservation Federation of Missouri, National Wild Turkey Federation, the Missouri Department of Conservation, elected officials, private landowners and other volunteers all contribute to the success of the event.

Space for the Governor's hunt is limited. Applicants must be between the ages of 11 to 15. Ideal applicants are first time hunters or those rather new to hunting. Remaining openings will be given to youth with previous hunting experience. 

For the application and more information visit here or contact John Burke at  All information is  due by April 1, 2017.

Sign Up for Our
Interactive Advocacy Portal

The Conservation Federation of Missouri has launched an Interactive Advocacy Portal. Once signed up, the system allows residents to see who their representatives are and send already written emails directly to them at the click of a button.


Sign up TODAY for FREE 

MDC and CFM Thank Deer Hunters for Sharing the Harvest

Thank you to all the deer hunters that donated venison to the state's Share the Harvest program this past deer season. Read more about it here.
Grow Native! Workshop April 1, 2017

Landowners, bee keepers, professional landscapers, and general landscaping and outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunity to learn from six expert speakers on how to improve yard and land to benefit pollinators with native plants. Learn more here