Department of Conservation

P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102

State

Missouri

Sara Parker Pauley

http://www.mdc.mo.gov

Lisa Wehmeyer

Custodian of Records

573-522-4115 Ext. 3522

records@mdc.mo.gov

Yes

Established in 1937 to manage the state's fish, forest and wildlife resources. The department issues hunting, trapping and fishing permits and manages more than 975,000 acres of land across the state. The department is headed by the four -member conservation commission, which appoints a department director. The department gets its revenue from hunting and fishing permit sales and a one-eighth of one percent sales tax. The department's activities include outreach and education, conservation and research.

Data Sets

Managed hunts

Environmental protection, Natural resources, Recreation and tourism
Information about the department's managed hunts program, which allows people to enter a drawing for special or controlled-access hunts. Includes names of people who applied for each hunt....

Gobbleteer

Environmental protection, Natural resources, Recreation and tourism
Tracks where people saw or heard wild turkeys in the state. The project as since ended....

Hunting telecheck

Natural resources, Recreation and tourism, Environmental protection
Contains information about deer and turkey killed and reported by hunters over the telephone or the Internet. The data, which starts with the fall 2005 hunting seasons, includes the sex,...

MDC land-tracking system

Environmental protection, Natural resources, Recreation and tourism
Stores information about all the land owned by the department, including the facilities on each, permissible activities, leases and easements. Also, seasons and limits. This database feeds into the online...

Wildlife rehabilitation permits

Education, Environmental protection, Natural resources
Information about people who have permits to nurse wounded wildlife back to health. Includes information about inspections of the facilities where the animals receive care....

Wildlife collectors permit

Education, Environmental protection, Natural resources
Information regarding people with permits to collect wildlife for a variety of reasons, including research, environmental impact statements, or animal dissection in public schools....

Waterfowl draw

Natural resources, Recreation and tourism
Keeps track of drawings for people to use the department's blinds while hunting waterfowl. The drawing is done through a telephone system in which people can call in and find...

Tree seedling nursery system

Agriculture and food production, Environmental protection, Natural resources
Tracks people who order and ship trees through the department's nursery....

TALON

Business and commerce, Government
Stands for Time Activity Location Online Notebook. This database is expected to replace RAPTOR and e-labor databases and be used as a tool to see how different management practices may...

Shooting range

Public safety and corrections, Recreation and tourism
Tracks information about the department's shooting ranges, which are inspected periodically to ensure safety....

Nature center scheduling

Education, Recreation and tourism, Natural resources
Keeps track of which organizations have scheduled events in any of the department's nature centers, as well as what type of accommodations they might need such as tables and chairs....

Employee recruiting

Business and commerce, Government, Jobs, employment and occupations
Tracks everyone who applies online for a job with the department by creating a profile on the department's website. Also keeps track of people the department wants to interview for...

RAPTOR

Education, Government, Human services and social programs
Stands for Resource Activity Planning, Tracking, Organizing, and reporting. Keeps track of the department's accomplishments, such as how many people were affected by outreach programs so employees can have something...

Publications inventory

Business and commerce, Education
Tracks how many items are sold through the Nature Shop bookstore....

Protection arrest

Government, Laws and regulations, Legal services and courts, Environmental protection
Used by agents to enter information about the tickets they issue to Department of Conservation rule violators. Includes confidential information, according to the department....

Point-of-sale permits

Laws and regulations, Natural resources, Recreation and tourism
Holds information about hunting and fishing permit sales....

Print job inventory

Business and commerce, Government, Jobs, employment and occupations
Tracks all of the department's custom printing jobs in case employees need to print more of the job. Also tracks wear and tear on the printing machines by tracking number...

Operation Game Thief calls

Government, Laws and regulations, Legal services and courts, Natural resources
Tracks information about hotline calls to report violators of Department of Conservation rules....

Outreach and education

Education, Government, Human services and social programs
Tracks what outreach and education employees in the field are doing and with whom they meet. The employees enter their reports through an online interface, and that information goes into...

Next generation goals

Government, Business and commerce
Tracks goals and accomplishments made within the department....