The Federation Report
December 4, 2015

In This Issue
Legislative Report

We are so proud of the work the Conservation Federation of Missouri, our affiliate partners and so many individual Missouri citizens are collectively accomplishing. The legislative session has ended and great strides were made this year. This article touches on the direction we are heading.

From Our Blog:
Oklahoma Hunt Produces Ribeye of the Sky
Fourteen hunters hid tucked away in a 50-foot long blind brushed into a fencerow of a seemingly endless Oklahoma milo field. A large grey cloud was moving our way. But this wasn't a rain cloud. It was an enormous flock of sandhill cranes.

Bryan Baker yelled, "take 'em," and the roof of the blind flew open. An intense volley of shotgun fire ensued. When the smoke cleared a half-dozen cranes laid lifeless in the field. As we gathered them up, I paused for a moment to absorb the immense size of these birds, which are known to be one of the best tasting wild game animals hunters have the privilege of pursuing in North America. Many refer to sandhill cranes as the "ribeye of the sky."

Sandhill crane hunting doesn't take place across the entire country. Missouri does not allow crane hunting. It is popular in the Central Flyway where hundreds of thousands of sandhills migrate from North Dakota down through Texas. Only two states east of the Mississippi River, Kentucky and Tennessee, allow crane hunting.

Although sandhill cranes are large birds, with an average weight of 10 pounds and wingspans up to 8 feet, they are not easy to hunt. They have incredible eyesight and typically fly too high for passing shots. Hunting them takes real know how that involves aggressive scouting and large, realistic decoy spreads...

CFM Store

CFM Logo T-shirts
(available in blue, brown and grey)
~ $15.00 ~ 
CFM Logo Tumbler
~ $15.00 ~

The CFM store is full of great gifts for the holidays. From t-shirts to tumblers, the CFM store is a great way to support the outdoors while you do your shopping. Each purchase you make helps CFM continue to fight on your behalf for Missouri's cherished natural resources and outdoor heritage. Items are available for purchase on the

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Help Protect Missouri's Outdoors with an End of Year Donation
For 80 years, CFM has led the fight to restore and conserve Missouri's wildlife and natural resources. Yet, if history has taught us anything, it is that our work is never complete. Each new year brings greater challenges. CFM needs your support as we prepare to go to work for you in 2016.

Your donation will help us reach our goals and uphold CFM's long tradition of conservation leadership in the upcoming year.
As a sincere token of our appreciation, you will receive the gifts featured above. A $25 donation receives Lewis and Clark's Journey Across Missouri. Donate $50 and receive the book and a CFM tumbler. For a $75 or more donation receive the book, tumbler and a CFM logo hat.
CFM Annual Convention
March 18-20, 2016
Please make plans to join us March 18-20, 2016 at our 80th CFM Annual Convention in Jefferson City at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. We are making preparations for our biggest and best convention ever. 
Each year many businesses, affiliates and individuals contribute to our success by underwriting part of our costs for the weekend. We are deeply grateful for this incredible generosity. If you are planning to attend and have any items for our auction please get them to us at your earliest convenience. This will allow us time to plan for their effective use.  
So, mark your calendar, and plan to join us as we celebrate conservation at our annual convention. 

Share the Harvest
Help Those in Need
It's that time of year again. The time you wake up before the sun rises to spend hours in a deer blind, waiting for the perfect deer. This year, while you search for that big buck you've been dreaming of, we hope you'll take part in an important program, Share the Harvest.
In 2014, thousands of Missourians benefited from another successful year of Share the Harvest. There were 3,961 hunters who donated 212,343 pounds of venison to feed hungry Missourians. CFM expects even greater results this season, and is counting on hunters around the state to participate.
For more information on Share the Harvest CLICK HERE.

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