The Federation Report
August 24, 2018

In This Issue
From Our Blog:

Fall Hunting Kicks Off with 
Dove Season
An aspiring dove hunter gains confidence under the instruction of MDC Outreach & Education Division Regional Supervisor, Brian Flowers.

The Mourning Dove is Missouri's most popular migratory game bird species. Their population, both nationwide and in Missouri, is stable with no evidence of a serious change in abundance. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the population of mourning doves at approximately 279 million mourning doves.
Dove season opens in Missouri on September 1 and runs through November 29. Keep in mind doves are migratory and head south when temperatures drop. Temperature, combined with hunting pressure, tends to dictate better dove hunting towards the beginning of the season. Permits required to legally hunt doves are a small game hunting permit and a migratory bird hunting permit. The limits for doves are 15 daily and 45 possession. 
A mature dove is only around 12 inches long, poses a wingspan of 18 inches and weighs a whopping six ounces. Doves are definitely small targets when you consider the fact...

CFM Store

NOW AVAILABLE: CFM Logo Items 

CFM Hat -White


Other items now available online!

Visit the CFM store HERE.


Certified Wildlife Habitat ®

Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape or roadside greenspace into a   Certified Wildlife Habitat®
By creating a natural garden with native plants, you are providing essential elements of wildlife habitat: food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young. Add a water source - such as a birdbath - and follow sustainable gardening practices, and your garden will not only be wildlife-friendly, but it will qualify as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

In addition, a portion of your application processing fee supports the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the National Wildlife Federation's programs to inspire others to make a difference and address declining habitat for bees, butterflies, birds, amphibians and other wildlife. The fee is waived for schools.

Print your
Certified Wildlife Habitat®  application  HERE  .

Visit   nwf.org/garden to certify today!

CFM Platinum Business Alliance
Members
Thank you to our platinum sponsors.

Hear Will Witherspoon speak at
Explore the Outdoors: St. Louis 
September 6th


There are lots of reasons to join us for the last stop of our Explore the Outdoors series. Come hear former St. Louis Rams linebacker Will Witherspoon speak at our St. Louis event on September 6. The 2007 Rams team MVP will talk about his transition from his 12-year NFL career to current farmer and conservationist. 

Register today for Explore the Outdoors: St. Louis being held on
September 6 at the Schlafly Brewery. 

Learn more HERE.

Pull for Conservation: Central
Results


The 12th annual Pull for Conservation: Central presented by Central Electric Power Cooperative at River Hills Sporting Clays in Boonville was a huge success . Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer, shoot and support CFM. 


Affiliate Spotlight
Missouri Hunting Heritage Foundation


Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation (MHHF) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to introducing youth to hunting in the safest way possible. Through MHHF's free signature hunter education clinic, each youth receives the nationally recognized Missouri Department of Conservation Hunter Education Course. MHHF's weekend clinics also include a supervised live-fire session, a mentored hunt, group meal and t-shirt. This introduction to hunting fosters a safe and fun outdoor environment that each child can enjoy with their family and mentors. 

Visit www.mhhf.us to learn more or contact president@mhhf.us to get involved. 

CFM Fundraiser
Get your tickets today!

Are you a football fan? You can now support your football team and the Conservation Federation of Missouri at the same time. Click on the link below and enter the promo code CONFEDMO when you buy your tickets for 2018 Kansas City Chiefs games. You can get tickets for $33.50 with $10 going to CFM. 

Promotion allows you to get tickets for these games:

Preseason
Packers vs. Chiefs  8/30 at 7:30 p.m.

Regular Season
Jaguars vs. Chiefs  10/7 at noon
Bengals vs. Chiefs  10/21 at noon
Cardinals vs. Chiefs  11/11 at noon

Promo Code:  CONFEDMO

Thank you for your support!


Deadline is August 31st. Register at http://www.confedmo.org/affiliate-summit/