April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update
Thank you for your continued support of the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM).  We hope you and your loved ones are safe and secure.  CFM is continuing our mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are utilizing our resources, our talented team, and our statewide network to be responsive during this unusual time.  The CFM staff have been working from home to continue our mission to ensure conservation of our wildlife and natural resources and preservation of our outdoor heritage through advocacy, education and partnerships.  Feel free to continue to contact us through our normal phone numbers and email address and stay up-to-date on our Facebook page here.
In This Issue
David Risberg Memorial 
Grant Challenge

David Risberg was an avid outdoorsman with a love of hunting and fishing, and an abiding interest in preservation, conservation and management of natural resources.  A memorial grant program has been set up to provide funding to CFM's affiliated organizations to take action on conservation projects.  

David's parents, John and Mary, have set up a challenge for this fund and will match every dollar raised up to $50,000.  Please consider donating today to these boots on the ground projects that are funded in his honor.  

CFM Store
Polo Shirts
Is spring on your mind?  Order your CFM polo shirt today!
Ranger Rick Magazines

Support the Conservation Federation of Missouri by subscribing to the Ranger Rick family of magazines.  Give your young adventurer the perfect reading material for bedtime reading.  There are issues available for ages 0 to 4, ages 4 to 7 and ages 7 to 12.
  Learn more at www.nwf.org/cfmkidsgift
CFM Platinum 
Business Alliance
Thank you to our platinum sponsors.
Operation Game Thief

If you witness or suspect a wildlife violation, report it to your local conservation agent or call the toll-free number 1-800-392-1111.  You may remain anonymous and you may ask to be considered for a reward if you wish.  
Click HERE for more information about OGT.
Don't Poach Conservation!

Although the legislature has been out due to COVID-19, they will be reconvening soon.  Please continue contacting your friends and fellow conservationists and encourage them to contact their Representatives to Oppose HJR 100. You can also join our social media campaign by sharing your conservation stories using the hashtag, #naturecantvote. We believe science should guide the conservation of Missouri's bird, fish, game, forestry and all wildlife resources of the state, not politics.


Rare Rifle Raffle

Own a piece of history with this one of a kind Winchester rifle!  This beautifully crafted Winchester Model 70 is chambered in .300 Win Mag.  The action features leafy scrollwork with the National Wild Turkey Federation Logo, State of Missouri Seal, and two elk.  A Leopold scope accompanies this rare rifle to complete an already stunning work of art.  The rifle is kept safe in a leather and felt hard case featuring a combination lock and the National Wild Turkey Federation logo in leather.

New CFM Officers Sworn In

Please welcome our CFM officers!  

New officers were sworn-in at the Board Meeting at the 84th Annual Convention in Jefferson City on March 8th.  The new officers are as follows:

President:  Mossie Schallon
First Vice President:  Richard Mendenhall
Secretary:  Ginny Wallace
Treasurer:  Randy Washburn

CFM Launches GoFundMe Online Campaign

CFM has initiated a GoFundMe campaign.  Due to unforeseen circumstances lately, CFM has had to cancel and/or postpone several events and we could use your help!  We rely on donations from conservationists like you so we can continue to protect and conserve our wildlife, natural resources, and our state's rich outdoor heritage.  We are very grateful for our partners, affiliates, and members.  We hope to see you all very soon!

We Have New Affiliates!

Missouri Master Naturalist -
Great Rivers Chapter

Great Rivers is a chapter in the Missouri Master Naturalistâ„¢ program. This program, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension, is designed to engage Missourians in active responsible stewardship of our state's natural resources through science-based education and community service.  Click the hyperlinks to learn more on their website and Facebook page

Wild Souls is a state-permitted non-profit 501c3, providing a public service to humanely rescue and rehabilitate native wildlife mammals and them release safely back into their natural habitat.  We educate the general public on how to problem-solve wildlife conflict and aid in conservation. We are very supportive to other non-profits and host volunteer programs for people under 18 years of age. Our transport team is in place to assist in on-location rescues and to transport wildlife to our facility or to the nearest species specialist in the event of immediate emergency assistance, free of charge.  Click the hyperlinks to learn more on their website and Facebook page

NW Pull for Conservation Rescheduled 

The Northwest Pull for Conservation has been rescheduled to October 10th, 2020.  We invite you to join CFM and the NW Electric Power Cooperative at Boot Hill Shooting Grounds for the 5th Annual Northwest clay shoot! Bring a friend and shoot in pairs or shoot solo. Prizes will be awarded for three Lewis Classes with three places for each class. Lunch, provided by NW Electric Power Cooperative, is included in registration. Side games will also be available for an additional fee.

Find registration info here.

Youth Turkey Season
This Weekend

We hope you're geared up and prepared because this weekend, April 4-5, is Youth Turkey Season!  For Youth Season only, shooting times are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Kansas City Banquet 
Event Postponed

The Kansas City Banquet Series event (formerly known as Explore the Outdoors) has been postponed until this fall.  Please watch our website, newsletter, and social media for updates.  We look forward to seeing you soon!