Conservation and Trapping News

Brothers Take Massive Potential Missouri State Record Raccoon
Dec 17, 2022 07:04 ET

Two young hunters may soon be record-holders in the Show-Me State. According to a Facebook post by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), brothers Couper and Hunter Simmons bagged a 35-pound raccoon while hunting in Worth County, which is in northern Missouri along the border of Iowa. The raccoon is likely the largest one ever captured in Missouri.

β€œ[The brothers] contacted Conservation Agent Brandon Lyddon, who weighed the raccoon at a certified scale,” wrote the MDC. β€œNew records are determined at the end of the hunting and trapping seasons, which end at the end of February.”

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