Federation Report - November 27, 2020
End of Year Donations

For over 85 years, the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) has led the fight to restore and conserve Missouri’s wildlife and natural resources. We have learned that when we band together, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished, even in this abnormal year. Without a doubt, there will be additional challenges in 2021. CFM needs your support as we grow collectively in the future.

Please help us protect Missouri’s outdoors with your end of the year donation.

The CARES Act Increases Donation Tax Deductibility for 2020
Conservation Achievement Awards
Accepting Nominations

The Conservation Federation of Missouri is now accepting nominees for Conservation Achievement Awards. These nominees should be Missourians who exemplify all that CFM stands for and have been bettering Missouri's outdoors through personal efforts throughout the year. Those who win the Conservation Achievement Award will be recognized at the CFM Annual Convention in March.

Do you know a Missourian deserving recognition for their work in conservation in 2020? Nominate them at the link below. As many as 14 categories will be awarded.

Deadline December 31, 2020
Kansas City Virtual Event
All are invited.

Register now for December 3rd! Our in-person event has transitioned into a virtual event, and everyone is invited! Enjoy a fun evening of auctions, raffles, and more. Our featured guest speaker will be Conservation Commissioner Mark McHenry! Registration is now available for our webinar and auction. Items will be added to the auction until the night of the event, so please check back regularly.
Deer Seasons

Late Youth Firearms Season is November 27-29. ***Reminder*** archery hunters must wear hunter orange during both Firearms Youth Seasons.

Archery runs from November 25 - January 15th.

Learn more about seasons, permits, limits, and mentor opportunities by clicking the button below.

Apply for our Scholarships

The Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust have numerous scholarships available to high school, undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a conservation-related degree.

Special scholarships are available for minorities, those with financial need, those who are family of CFM members, and we even have a scholarship for elementary and high school groups!

Applications due January 31, 2021
Share the Harvest

In 1992, hunters in Missouri began a program to share the deer they harvested with those less fortunate. From that beginning developed a statewide system run by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Department of Conservation called Share The Harvest, a program that provides an easy way for hunters to donate venison to Missourians in need of red meat.

Since then, over 4.3 million pounds of venison have been donated. This year we have created a new video to promote the program. Please feel free to share the video with your friends and on social media.

From the Blog:
Artemis Sportswomen

By Ashley Chance

As sportswomen we often end up using clothing and gear that are hand-me-downs from our male counterparts or men-centric items off the shelf that have been colored pink and marketed to us as ‘specialized’. Sometimes this works. Some women genuinely like pink, and sometimes hand-me-downs fit and are the right price! But other times using gear that doesn’t quite fit can have big consequences in the field. I learned this the hard way a couple of years ago....
Business Partner Spotlight:
G3 Boats

G3 Boats is a Missouri-based partner of CFM.

Their Gator Tough series includes the Tunnel Jon, for when you want to scout the shallows…the areas that hold an abundance of untouched fish, you must have the equipment that will get you there…and back.

Consider G3 for your recreational, hunting, and fishing needs.
David Risberg Memorial Grant Challenge

We're getting closer to our goal! David's parents, John and Mary, have set up a challenge for this fund and will match every dollar raised up to $50,000. Please consider donating today so our affiliates can receive grants to fund their boots-on-the-ground conservation projects. If you have not watched their videoyou can do so here.
Support CFM with AmazonSmile!

When you shop on AmazonSmile this season, don't forget to set CFM as your preferred non-profit. When you do so, 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to CFM. Click the button below and it will help you get set up!
If you witness or suspect a wildlife violation, report it to your local conservation agent or call the toll-free number 1-800-392-1111. You may remain anonymous and you may ask to be considered for a reward if you wish.
Black Friday Level Deals at the
CFM Store!

All of our CFM Store items have been discounted in time for the holidays and temporarily moved into our auction platform. Click the link below to view the items and their updated prices!
CFM Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to the dedicated partnership from our platinum sponsors!

National Wildlife Federation
Certified Wildlife Habitat ®

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

Purchase this book by Dr. Mark Morgan, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC)!

Hunting and fishing are engrained in American culture. However, the true value of outdoor sports is far greater than retail sales, annual licenses and permits, or the number of participants. It's about the experience. Folklore is a powerful way to stabilize cultural practices and traditions. Conversations could begin at home, the workplace, or in the classroom, so start one today!

The book will soon be available online in the CFM Store. Call the CFM Office to pre-order, TODAY!