April 2011 Conservation Action

Conservation Action

April 2011

The Conservation Commission met April 14 and 15 at Conservation Department Headquarters in Jefferson City. Commissioners present were:

Becky L. Plattner, Grand Pass, Chair

Don R. Johnson, Festus, Vice Chair

Don C. Bedell, Sikeston, Secretary

William F. “Chip” McGeehan, Marshfield, Member

The Commission:

• Received presentations from:

 Scott Manley, Director of Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited, Southern Region, recognizing MDC for contributions to development of waterfowl breeding habitat in Canada.

 Wildlife Division Chief DeeCee Darrow regarding Golden Anniversary Wetlands Initiative.

 Fisheries Division Chief Chris Vitello regarding MDC’s cold-water hatcheries.

 Resource Scientist Jeff Beringer regarding black bears in Missouri.

 The Missouri Farm Bureau regarding elk.

• Approved recommendations to:

 Convey approximately 0.32 acre of Vera Cruz Access in Douglas County to Douglas County for a bridge replacement over Bryant Creek and road realignment, and grant Douglas County a temporary easement on an additional 0.16 acre until construction of the project is complete.

 Convey approximately 0.43 acre of Baptist Camp Access in Texas County to Texas County for a road realignment in conjunction with a bridge replacement over the Big Piney River, and grant Texas County a temporary easement on an additional 0.32 acre until construction of the project is complete.

 Purchase 0.97 acre of land from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission as an addition to White Ranch Conservation Area in Howell County.

• Suspended hunting, fishing, trapping and/or commercial privileges of 15 Missouri residents for Wildlife Code violations and affirmed actions taken by Missouri courts suspending privileges of 6 Missouri residents. Those whose privileges were suspended are:

William S. Arras, St. Charles, hunting, 1 year

Franklin Banks, Fenton, commercial fishing, 6 months

Cody G. Barnes, Summersville, all sport privileges, 1 year

David D. Bennett, Marceline, hunting, until 1/25/12

Ryan L. Clarke, Long Lane, all sport privileges, 1 year

Harlan Dugger II, Hartville, all sport privileges, 7 years

Michael E. Handley, Rockville, all sport privileges, 1 year

Christian Jordan Henderson, Louisburg, all sport privileges, 6 years

David G. Holstein, Jr., St. Louis, all sport privileges, 3 months

Jake E. Knapp, Craig, hunting, until 1/25/15

Mitchell Longcor, Craig, hunting, until 1/25/15

Todd M. Maldonado, Higbee, hunting and trapping, 1 year

Bobby J. Maxwell, Doniphan, all sport privileges, 1 year

William T. McBride, Mountain View, all sport privileges, 3 years

Jason D. Remster, Bunker, all sport privileges, 1 year

Darin M. Rollison, New Cambria, hunting, until 2/15/12

Kylynn S. Sisk, Forest City, hunting, until 1/25/13

Darrell L. Stone, Union, all sport privileges, 1 year

David Swearingin, Carrolton, hunting, until 12/01/11

Paul D. Thompson, Winona, all sport privileges, 1 year

Thomas K. Walker, Chesterfield, all sport privileges, 6 months

• Suspended privileges of 275 nonresidents and 3 residents under the provisions of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.

• Imposed hunting privilege suspensions of 6 months to 3 years for three Missouri residents who injured other persons in hunting incidents. The hunters must complete a hunter-education training course before restoration of privileges.

• Approved the suspension or revocation of all hunting and fishing privileges of 305 people who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws.

• Confirmed the next regular Conservation Commission meeting for May 26 and 27.

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