The Federation Report

March 20 , 2020

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.  

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Polo Shirts
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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.
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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.
Governor's Turkey Hunt - Cancelled

The Governor's Youth Turkey Hunt has been cancelled due to health concerns.  We would encourage people to still enjoy the outdoors this spring.  

Conservation Day at the Capitol - Postponed

The Conservation Federation of Missouri has postponed the April 1st Conservation Day at the Capitol.

However, there are still many advocacy measures you can take while we work through these uncertain times. The legislators are continuing to work in smaller committees in the House and in their District offices to prevent the spread of the virus. This means we have a "captive audience!"

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.


The 2020 Resolutions of the Conservation Federation of Missouri have now been posted online!  These resolutions were proposed by our members, presented at the Annual Convention, and approved by our General Assembly and serve as the bases of our positions on current conservation issues.

Find our 2020 Resolutions here.

Conservation Achievement Awards

We would like to congratulate our 2020 Conservation Achievement Award winners!  Look for more information in an upcoming press release.  The winners are:

Bob DiStefano
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement

Norman Murray
Conservationist of the Year 

Jim Karpowicz
Conservation Communicator of the Year

Corporate Conservationist of the Year

Rebekah Jenkins
Conservation Educator of the Year

Jason Green
Forest Conservationist of the Year

Ozark Trail Association (OTA)
Conservation Organization of the Year

Brian Canaday
Professional Conservationist of the Year

Sherry Fisher
Water Conservationist of the Year

Anna Skalicky
Youth Conservationist of the Year

Jerod Huebner
Wildlife Conservationist of the Year

Representative Tracy McCreery 
Conservation Legislator

Senator Mike Bernskoetter
Conservation Legislator

Convention Thank You

Our 84th Annual Convention was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers, our staff and board members, and all of our wonderful members and visitors who join together as a united voice for conservation.  We hope to see you at our upcoming regional events and clay shoots !
-Tyler Schwartze, Executive Director

Don't Poach Conservation!

Oppose HJR 100

Thank you to all who have taken action to oppose HJR 100.  The Resolution passed out of the Rules Committee last week and has not yet been scheduled to be heard on the House floor .

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.