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Conservation Action for January 2014

January 29, 2014

in State

DNRThe Conservation Commission met Jan. 23 – 24 in Jefferson City. Commissioners present were:

Don C. Bedell, Sikeston, Chair; James T. Blair, IV, St. Louis, Vice Chair/Secretary; Tim E. Dollar, Blue Springs, Member; and Marilynn J. Bradford, Jefferson City, Member.

ADMINISTRATION

The Commission:

• Received presentations from:

 Wildlife Programs Supervisor Dennis Figg regarding Missouri’s Comprehensive Conservation Strategy.

 Fisheries Management Biologist Shane Bush regarding the Table Rock Lake National Fish Habitat Initiative.

 Resource Scientist Jason Sumners regarding white-tailed deer management.

• Received comments from Mark Whittington, Sturgeon, regarding white-tailed deer management.

• Approved the exchange of three 40-acre tracts of Clubb Creek Conservation Area (CA) in Bollinger County for a 100-acre tract in Bollinger County as an addition to Castor River CA and other consideration.

• Suspended hunting, fishing and/or trapping privileges of eight Missouri residents for Wildlife Code violations. Those whose privileges were suspended are:

John Bartlett, Linn, all sport privileges, 1 year

Peter Borlak, Smithton, fishing, 4 years

Stephen M. Brandkamp, Sedalia, hunting, 6 years

Colton L. Hibbs, Parnell, hunting, 1 year

Robert W. Hinson, Gasconade, fishing, 1 year

Joshua A. Justice, Kahoka, commercial fishing, 4 years

Austin E. Peters, Vienna, all sport privileges, 1 year

Wayne R. Tucker, Jr., Concordia, fishing, 6 years

• Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 274 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 309 people under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.

• Set its next regular meeting for March 6 – 7.

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