Shannon County

MO Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation is seeking information in a poaching case in Shannon County.  According to MDC, two adult elk were shot Friday, Feb. 8, near the Log Yard area of the county. One of the elk was a 10-year-old bull, brought to the state from Kentucky in 2011. The other was an adult cow, born in Missouri. Conservation agents say no parts of either animal were removed.  They say most poaching incidents are done for fun or out of spite and have nothing to do with providing meat for a family.

Shannon County Disaster Relief Fund / YouCaring Crowdfunding

A crowdfunding site has been setup to assist the communities of Shannon County, a tourism area hit hard by last weekend’s flooding.

The county’s office of emergency management says in a press release that many businesses were damaged, or in some cases completely destroyed. The area experienced between 6-10 inches of rain, causing flooding along the Current and Jacks Forks Rivers. The region, part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, plays host to over a million visitors each year who fish, ride trails, hike, camp, and hunt.

Shannon County First Responders

Officials in Shannon County say crews are working overtime to make roads passable as the creek and river levels allow.

This after the area received in excess of 14 inches of rain in a 4-day period, a first – according to officials there. Several primary homes, many weekend homes, and numerous businesses were destroyed or seriously damaged. There were no reports of fatalities.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

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Update 2/27/15 1:21 p.m.

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