Next MDC meeting

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by bluejay, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

    Napoleon, Mo.
    One Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout, Missouri
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:00 a.m. - Executive Session (Closed)
    Friday, November 6, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. - Regular Open Meeting


    (Background documents related to each agenda item are available for public viewing at Conservation Department Headquarters, Jefferson City, for an 8-day period prior to the meeting. Any person who would like to comment to the Commission about a specific agenda item must make a written request to the Director at least four calendar days prior to the meeting. Speakers will be limited to five minutes each, a total of 15 minutes per each agenda item.)

    Thursday, November 5 - 10:00 a.m.
    Executive Session (Vote to go into closed session - reconvene open meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 6):
    (a) Call to order and approval of minutes of previous Executive Session(s). (610.021 RSMo.)
    (b) Consideration of negotiated contracts. (Documents related to a negotiated contract, 610.021(12) RSMo.)
    (c) Update on potential real estate transactions/negotiations. (Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate, 610.021(2) RSMo.)
    (d) Consideration of supporting documentation for recommendation to suspend or revoke all hunting and fishing privileges of individuals who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws. Action to be taken in open meeting. (Disclosure protected by law, 610.021(14), 454.440.9, RSMo.)
    (e) Consideration of confidential or privileged communications between the Commission and its Internal Auditor regarding work product. (Communications between public governmental body and its auditor, 610.021(17) RSMo.)
    (f) Consideration of legal actions and attorney-client privileged communications involving the Conservation Commission. (Legal actions, causes of action or litigation, 610.021(1) RSMo.)
    (g) Consideration of recommendation relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel. (Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting, 610.021(3) RSMo.)
    (h) Motion to adjourn closed session.

    Friday, November 6:
    9:00 a.m. - Regular Open Meeting (Royal Oak Auditorium):

    Approval of minutes of the previous meeting.

    Consideration of the Report of the Regulations Committee, which includes a recommendation to establish the opening date for the 2010 Fall Firearms Deer Season.

    Staff Presentations:
    9:15 a.m. Status of Black Bears in Missouri - Resource Scientist Jeff Beringer.

    9:30 a.m. Hellbender Restoration and Hatchery Propagation Efforts - Resource Scientist Jeff Briggler.

    Awards Presentations:
    9:45 a.m. Volunteer Service Awards presented to Alice Dolan and Dan Liles for over 2,000 hours of service at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

    10:00 a.m. Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation Quarterly Report - MCHF Executive Vice President Rick Thom.

    Consideration of 1) Major Construction/Development Projects Status Report; and 2) bids received for the construction of the Jay Henges Shooting Range Renovation Project located in St. Louis County, and authorization to enter into a contract with the low bidder.

    Consideration of September Monthly Financial Summary.

    Recommendation for approval of personnel reclassifications; consideration of Quarterly Report of Personnel Changes approved by Director; and quarterly update of Conservation Employees' Benefits Plan Trust Fund.

    Recommendations for approval to 1) convey approximately 0.73 acre of Iron Bridge Access in Wayne County to Wayne County for bridge replacement and road relocation, and to grant a temporary construction easement on an additional 1.25 acres for the duration of the construction period; and 2) purchase approximately 28 acres as an addition to the Hi Lonesome Prairie Conservation Area in Benton County.

    Recommendations for approval to suspend or revoke 1) one or more hunting, fishing and trapping privileges of individuals for cause; 2) all hunting and fishing privileges of individuals who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws; and 3) one or more hunting, fishing and trapping privileges of individuals in accordance with the terms of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.

    Director's report and announcement of actions taken in executive session, if any.

    Other matters of interest.

    Confirmation that the next regular meeting will be held on December 17-18 at Conservation Department Headquarters, Jefferson City; and discussion of future meeting dates.

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    Message: 2
    Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 10:42:49 -0500
    From: Jim Low <>
    Subject: [Mdcnews] All Outdoors News Re: Hunting at Duck Creek and
    Montrose CAs
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    Waterfowl hunting opportunities still
    limited at Duck Creek, Montrose CAs
    Work continues to ensure the future of waterfowl hunting
    at two of Missouri's oldest and most popular wetland areas.
    JEFFERSON CITY-Continuing renovations at Duck Creek and Montrose conservation areas (CAs) will limit waterfowl hunting opportunities there this fall, but hunters will find some of their favorite spots open for business again.
    Duck Creek CA in Bollinger, Stoddard and Wayne counties is a small remnant of the bottomland hardwood forest that once covered vast portions of the Mississippi Embayment in southeastern Missouri. The area went into service in the 1950s, with seasonally flooded forest and wetland pools. It quickly became popular for waterfowl hunting and viewing. Many veteran Missouri waterfowl hunters have vivid memories of splendid drake wood ducks and mallards splashing down among decoys there.
    Similarly, the Montrose CA in Henry County opened its doors to waterfowl hunters around 1960. Its four management units are above the normal level of Truman Reservoir and were designed to be flooded and drained at will. This permitted managers to grow crops and native vegetation during the summer and then flood those areas slowly throughout the fall and winter to create ideal feeding and resting habitat for migrating ducks and geese.
    Over the decades, however, water-control structures at both CAs have worn out. Furthermore, improved knowledge of wetland-area design and management has rendered some of the area's original infrastructure obsolete. In 2005, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved a 10-year, $16 million Golden Anniversary Wetland Initiative to replace aging infrastructure and ensure maximum productivity of the state's premier waterfowl areas.
    Hunting and other uses continue at Duck Creek and Montrose CAs during the initiative. However, renovation and construction work necessarily limit areas available for waterfowl hunting.
    Work currently under way at Duck Creek prevents using water from the Castor River to flood wetland units, but water pumps permit flooding of Units A and B. Ten to 12 positions will be available to hunt at the beginning of the season. Depending upon construction progress, rainfall and the amount of water in Pool 1, parts of Pools 2 and 3, including blinds for handicapped hunters, might be available for hunting later in the season.
    For more information about hunting opportunities at Duck Creek, visit<>, and click on the Duck Creek CA Updates link.
    Ongoing work at Montrose CA involves replacing water-control structures with state-of-the-art structures and changing the slope of levee faces to make them easier to maintain and enhance wetland habitat. The project was estimated to require 90 working days. However, heavy rains severely reduced the number of days workers could get into the area, so the project continues into the fall.
    As a result, Blinds 15, 16 and 17 will not be available at the start of the season. Blind 15 is the disabled-hunter blind. Construction work and heavy rain could reduce the number of hunting spots at Montrose by two more positions, leaving hunters with 10 to 12 positions early in the season. More positions could be available later this year, depending on weather.
    Daily draw procedures for hunting at both areas remain unchanged.
    Partners in the Golden Anniversary Wetland Initiative include the University of Missouri, Ducks Unlimited, Missouri Waterfowl Association, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge, the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Kansas City Power & Light Company.
    -Jim Low-

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  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

    Thanks JC for all the updates you and Joan provide. Question i never been able to decipher, why does Missouri hold muzzle-loader season after modern gun? Seems to me they would let the smoke poles go before the rifles? Hopefully some of our east side friends can have some yank getting the petition looked at too.

  3. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

    Poplar Bluff,MO
    most muzzleloaders are as good as any single shot rifle anyways.
  4. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

    Independence, M
    No kidding