Federation Report - November 26, 2021
End of Year Donations

For over 85 years, the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) has led the fight to restore and conserve Missouri’s wildlife and natural resources. We have learned that when we band together, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished. Without a doubt, there have been more challenges in 2021, and we need your continued support as we grow collectively in the future.

Please help us protect Missouri’s outdoors and select "2021 End of Year Donation," at www.confedmo.org/donate and receive your CFM vacuum-sealed wine tumbler with any donation over $100.
Apply for our Scholarships

The Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust have numerous scholarships available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in pursuing a conservation-related degree.

Special scholarships are available for minorities, those with financial need, those who are family of CFM members, and we even have a scholarship for elementary and high school groups!

Applications due January 31, 2022
Deer Season Dates

Late youth firearm deer season opens today. Good luck to all our youth hunters this weekend! We encourage you to always remember your hunter safety and be mindful of local regulations.

Late Youth Deer Season: Nov. 26-28
Antlerless Firearms Season: Dec. 4-12
Alternative Methods Season: Dec. 25 - Jan. 4, 2022
Archery Deer Season: Sept. 15 - Nov. 12, Nov. 24 - Jan 15, 2022

Deer Season is Here
Share the Harvest

In 1992, hunters in Missouri began a program to share the deer they harvested with those less fortunate. They developed a statewide system now run by the Conservation Department (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri called Share The Harvest, a program that provides an easy way for hunters to donate venison to Missourians in need of red meat.

Hear more about Share the Harvest from CFM's Executive Director, Tyler Schwartze by clicking here.
2021 Mega Raffle

Our Mega Raffle is back! This year we feature three CZ-USA firearms and a trip to Big Cedar Lodge that you can enter to win. The firearms are a .30-06 bolt action rifle, a 12 gauge over-under shotgun, and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. View them all at the button below.

Raffle closes on December 4th, 2021
Resolutions Ideas Due Soon

Submit your resolution ideas by December 31st to Executive Director Tyler Schwartze (tschwartze@confedmo.org) or Director of Operations Micaela Haymaker (mhaymaker@confedmo.org). Resolution Advisory Committees will meet in January to draft resolutions. Get your ideas in soon!

Resolution ideas due by
December 31, 2021!
Conservation Achievement Awards

The Conservation Federation of Missouri is now accepting nominees for Conservation Achievement Awards. These nominees should be Missourians who exemplify all that CFM stands for and have been bettering Missouri's outdoors through personal efforts throughout the year. Those who win the Conservation Achievement Award will be recognized at the CFM Annual Convention in March.

Do you know a Missourian deserving recognition for their work in conservation in 2021? Nominate them at the link below. As many as 14 categories will be awarded.

Deadline December 31, 2021
Business Partner Spotlight:
Woods Smoked Meats

Located in Pike County, Missouri, Woods Smoked Meats has been in operation since 1952. They offer a fully stocked meat case every day filled with fresh-cut steaks, roasts, smoked hams and turkeys, cured bacon, and much more! They also carry a variety of other meats and seafood and will fill special orders for you.

Visit their website to see many other meat items, spices, jams and jellies that are available to be shipped directly to you.

Woods Smoked Meats is also a meat processor that participates in the Share the Harvest program.
CFM Library
Seasons - Stories of Family,
God and the Great Outdoors

“Larry’s devotion to God, his family, and the outdoors in SEASONS jumps off the pages and into your heart. He is a passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable outdoorsman, and makes you feel like you are right beside him on his adventures. The journeys he takes you on will make you laugh, cry, and deepen your appreciation for the outdoors. This world needs more humans like Larry Whiteley, and SEASONS needs to be read by the world.” – Tyler Schwartze, Executive Director, CFM

Mr. Whiteley has decided to donate the proceeds of this book to the Conservation Federation of Missouri!

"Seasons," is available on Amazon Kindle e-reader and available NOW in paperback at amazon.com and other online retailers.
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.
National Wildlife Federation
Certified Wildlife Habitat ®

Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space into a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.
CFM Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to the dedicated partnership from our platinum sponsors!