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Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken in courtship display

Greater Prairie-Chicken (Displaying Male)

Now endangered in Missouri, prairie-chickens breed from March through May. Cocks visit booming grounds (leks), where they dance, call, and fight among themselves. Hens visit the lek and select the most fit mate; mating occurs on the lek during April.

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"Orphaned" Wildlife

It’s that time of the year again, when Missourians frequently call us to report that they have “rescued” or found “orphaned” wildlife or injured animals needing help.

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2008 Missouri Waterfowl-Hunting Forecast

It looks like the dramatic flooding this past year will impact Missouri waterfowl hunting opportunities in a variety of ways.

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Photo of Kyle Hedges accepting a woodcock from his English setter, Tess.

2011 Quail Odyssey, Part I

Wherein we learn the difference between “intensive” and “extensive” cover.

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A Bird of a Different Color

In my position as ombudsman, I receive a number of photos from the public of unusual birds.

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A Hoot

I was sitting in my favorite tree stand Sunday afternoon when a barred owl hooted in a tree about 100 yards behind me.

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photo of a pileated woodpecker on a suet feeder

A Midwinter Jicker Flicker and a Silly Pileated

Being snowed in has its rewards.

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