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Angling for Oddball Fish

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David Warren holds his Missouri state-record bowfin.
These fish are fun to fight on the water and tasty to eat for dinner. More

Bowfin

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Amia calva
The bowfin is the only living species remaining in its family. Its closest relatives appear as fossils that lived 180 million years ago. More

Bowfin Factoid

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After the fun of field work follows the drudgery of data entry. It is the necessary evil of collecting and utilizing information. However, this is all part of the scientific process and can lead to further understanding of the ecology of critters. Over the last few weeks I came across some Duck Creek history and a couple cool nuggets of knowledge from previous research that I thought I'd pass on. More

Bowfishing duo doubles down on state-record bowfin

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David Warren holds his Missouri state-record bowfin.
They realized too late they could have had two records. More

Fingerling Bowfin

Photo of a netful of bowfin fingerlings
Bowfin are hardy fish that inhabit backwaters, oxbow lakes and swamps. Since the age of the dinosaurs (200 million years ago), they have taken advantage of flood pulses. More

Plants and Animals

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Bowfin
This Mississippi River fish has a fascinating list of traits and an amusing list of nicknames. More

Potpourri of Activity

Newly hatched wood ducks
As March Madness comes to a close, a couple of different tidbits of news have come through that might be of interest to you. More
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Record Bowfin

David Warren holds his Missouri state-record bowfin.
David Warren holds his Missouri state-record bowfin. More

The Grand-daddy of them all...

Although I work with fisheries staff I’m technically not a “fishhead," but believe I’m starting to take a shine to some of these finned creatures. More
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