Conservation Action January 2012

Conservation Action - January 2012

The Conservation Commission met Jan. 26 and 27 at Cape Girardeau. Commissioners present were:

  • Don R. Johnson, Festus, Chair
  • Don C. Bedell, Sikeston, Vice Chair
  • James T. Blair, IV, St. Louis, Member

ADMINISTRATION

The Commission:

Received the following presentations.

  • An e-Permits status report from Permit Services Supervisor Greg Jones.
  • A hunter-education program review from Outreach & Education Division Chief Mike Huffman.
  • A habitat-management report from Forestry Division.

Approved entering into a contract with KAT Excavation Inc., Bates City, for the construction of the Lost Valley Fish Hatchery Ambient Pond Renovation project in Benton County at a total estimated cost of $943,910. Seventy-five percent of the cost of the project will be paid by the Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration Program.

Approved conveying .014 acre of Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Jackson County to the City of Blue Springs for a road-improvement project, and granting the City of Blue Springs temporary construction easements on an additional .028 acre and .031 acre, respectively, until the project is complete.

Approved the advertisement and sale of an estimated 1,321,010 board feet of timber located on 519 acres of Compartment 4, Coldwater Conservation Area in Wayne County.

Suspended hunting, fishing and/or trapping privileges of 10 Missouri residents for Wildlife Code violations and affirmed actions taken by Missouri courts suspending privileges of one Missouri resident. Those whose privileges were suspended are:

  • Logan D. Byrn, Downing, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • James M. Cazzell, Keytesville, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Johnny L. Collis Jr., Purdin, hunting and fishing, until 9/8/2013
  • Robert G. Hankey, Tipton, all sport privileges, 5 ½ years
  • Antonio L. Hayes, Moberly, all sport privileges, 3 years
  • Howard E. Jackson, Grandview, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Buddy W. Kennedy, Aurora, all sport privileges, 2 years
  • Jeffrey C. Margis, Chillicothe, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Jewell Rowland, Sedalia, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Dakota C. Savage, California, all sport privileges, 1 year
  • Nathan D. Wolf, Amity, all sport privileges, 3 years

Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 271 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 241 persons under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.

  • Imposed hunting privilege suspensions of three years for two Missouri residents who injured other persons in hunting incidents. The hunters must complete a hunter-education training course before restoration of privileges.
  • Reinstated the fishing privileges of one person. Revocation of hunting and trapping privileges remains in effect.
  • Set the next regular Conservation Commission meeting for March 7 and 8.
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