Governor Nixon announced his vetoes of SB 506 and HB 1326 at the historic Tiger Hotel on Tuesday. More than 150 Missouri conservationists packed the same room the Conservation Federation of Missouri was founded in 79 years ago. The capacity crowd roared with applause when the Governor announced his vetoes.
Governor Nixon stated the reclassification of "wildlife" to "livestock" would violate the Missouri Constitution. He said, "White-tailed deer are wildlife, and they are also a game animal. Putting them behind a fence does not change that fact."
CFM applauds Governor Nixon's strong support of conservation. Although the Governor was crystal clear on his message that deer are not livestock, vetoing these bills was not an easy decision. In an obvious political ploy by legislative supporters of the deer breeding and high-fenced hunting lobby, the captive cervid legislation was attached to the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014.
Two separate announcements for granting opportunities from the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership are attached to this email. Those CD's who chose to be members of the Friends of Reservoirs are eligible for the small projects grant. All interested parties are eligible for the large grant request.
Congratulations to Mark Wiese Jr. for finishing first on the Missouri team in the BASS Nation Central Divisional tournament in Oklahoma. Mark will represent Missouri at the BASS Nation championship this coming Fall. We wish him success and
Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957 — announced today its Insight Genesis™ B.A.S.S. Nation Challenge. Starting April 1 and continuing through December 31, 2014, the free contest is open to all B.A.S.S. Nation members. Monthly and annual awards will be given to individuals, as well as B.A.S.S. Nation clubs and state associations that upload the most acres of sonar recordings from a compatible* Lowrance fishfinder/chartplotter. The Insight Genesis B.A.S.S. Nation Challenge is a great way for anglers to win the latest Lowrance technology, while helping to improve the accuracy and coverage of high-resolution contour mapping data across the United States.
We are going to be posting fishing tips and fish recipes on a regular weekly basis on our fishing Facebook. We will also be posting hunting tips, a hunting photo of the week, and wild game cooking recipe every week on our hunting Facebook. We will be posting a tailgate recipe and a car or truck photo of the week on our automotive Facebook. Our Tennis Facebook and Golf Facebook will have a tip of the week as well.
I am asking that you make submissions to me by attaching them to an email and sending to this address. You can enter as many submissions as you wish and as often as you wish. If we select one of your submissions for posting on our various Facebook pages we will email a coupon to you for $100 to be redeemed against the retail value of any of our sunglass lines. You can use the sunglasses for yourself or sell then to generate cash. You can win as many times as we select your submission. We will give you credit for the submission when we post it. If your submission is not selected the week you send it do not give up as we may select it at a later date. If we receive duplicate submissions the credit coupon will go to the the earliest date of submission.
Nice prize for a few minutes of your time.
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The next Board meeting will be on Saturday April 5, 2014 and will be held again at the Harbor Restaurant and marina on Pomme De Terre lake. Breakfast buffet will start at 7:30 am and the meeting will start at 9:00am. Please attend the breakfast buffet if possible before the meeting as we will not have to pay a meeting room charge if most pay and eat breakfast. Last year the food was excellent and the meeting went quick.
Bring money for Raffle tickets that have been sold and plan on picking up some if you were not at the January meeting or if you need more. The winners will be drawn at the July Summer sizzler.
Presidents Rodeo following the meeting. The cost is $20 per man and 1 winner gets half the pot. The other half goes to our National Angler to help with expenses. Last year winners Brian Wilosn and Matt Mundell of Wapello County will be defending their title and will bring the traveling trophy.
The January meeting Minutes have been posted along with the upcoming April meeting agenda
Jefferson City, MO | March 6, 2014 - House Bill 2031 aims to change the definition of livestock to include elk and captive cervids. The bill was introduced by Representative Sandy Crawford of District 129 and has an initial hearing this Tuesday, March 11 at 8 a.m. in House Hearing Room 4 at the State Capital. Senator Lager District 12 introduced companion Senate Bill 964. A hearing for SB 964 has not yet been set. The bill reads "Livestock", cattle, calves, sheep, swine, ratite birds including but not limited to ostrich and emu, aquatic products as defined in section 277.024, llamas, alpaca, buffalo, elk and captive cervids documented as obtained from a legal source and not from the wild, goats, or horses, other equines, or rabbits raised in confinement for human consumption.