The Federation Report
October 20, 2017

In This Issue
From Our Blog:

North Woods Cast and Blast at Minnesota's Lake of the Woods

Jason Dinsmore and Brandon Butler hold public land ruffed grouse shot near Lake of the Woods in Minnesota. 
Minnesota is the number one ruffed grouse producing state in America, and it's not a bad place to fish either. In a state of plenty, the Lake of the Woods Region is arguably the best bet for a cast and blast. There is so much public land to hunt, and so many square miles of water, you'll never run out of places to chase birds and catch fish.
Lake of the Woods is located in the northern reaches of Minnesota and stretches into Canada, ranging into both Ontario and Manitoba. It's the sixth largest fresh water lake in the United States behind the five Great Lakes. It is over 70 miles long and 70 miles wide. The lake has 65,000 miles of shoreline and over 14,500 islands. The area around the lake abounds with public land rich with game, especially grouse. 
"Grouse prefer early successional young forest habitat and Minnesota has more of that than Michigan and Wisconsin combined, so there...

Missouri Hunters for Fair Chase

Missouri Hunters for Fair Chase is a group of Missourians dedicated to educating and promoting public awareness about issues that affect the health of big game animals in our great state.

They are still looking for volunteers to gather signatures for the "Native Missouri Wildlife Conservation Amendment." Learn more about how you can get involved  HERE.
NWF Ranger Rick 
Magazines for Kids

Support the Conservation Federation of Missouri by subscribing to the Ranger Rick Family of magazines. There are issues available for 
ages 0 to 4, ages 4 to 7, and ages 7 to 12.  

Learn more at

Conservation Achievement Awards

2016 Conservationists of the Year, Bob and Barb Kipfer,receiving their award. 

CFM is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the Missouri Conservation Achievement Awards. Each year CFM recognizes individuals and organizations in Missouri for their outstanding achievements in conservation. We wish to acknowledge personal efforts and award each recipient for actions that have led to a significant conservation success during the calendar year. 

Click HERE to learn more about how you can nominate someone today. Please choose only ONE category per nomination.
Spring Rising

Enjoy this film highlighting Missouri's annual Governor's Youth Turkey Hunt.
Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC)
Fall Workshop

CLC students with Resource Professionals at the Fall Workshop. Photo: Amber Edwards

The CLC held their 2nd annual Fall Workshop at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The group of students spent time discussing conservation issues with resource professionals and prioritized their topics of concern. The group is now actively working together to develop resolutions. These will be presented to the Resource Advisory committees in January.  

Applications are being accepted for the CLC program through November 15, 2017. Please share with a high school or college student that you know today! Visit to learn more. 

YETI Promotion Returns

The Yeti Rambler is back. Purchase a three-year membership and receive a Yeti Rambler. Your membership includes a subscription to our magazine Conservation Federation, special member-only discounts to select businesses and invitations to CFM events throughout the year. 

Join CFM today at or contact Laurie Coleman at 573-634-2322.