Content tagged with "elk"

North American Elk (Wapiti)

Cervus canadensis
A very large member of the deer family, elk are brown or tan above with darker underparts, with a thick neck and yellowish-brown rump patch and tail. Elk are being restored in three Ozark counties. More

Our Own Little Slice of …Yellowstone

Herd of elk in fall at Peck Ranch Conservation Area
Visitors to Peck Ranch Conservation Area discover why some folks are calling it Missouri’s Yellowstone. More

Portion of MDC’s Peck Ranch refuge area reopens for elk driving tours

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Elk at peck ranch
Elk viewing may be limited. Loop offers best opportunities. Other refuge areas remain restricted. More

Prescribed Fire

A prescribed fire. More

Private Lands Interview

Agriculture Liaison Clint Dalbom answered media questions about how MDC is working with landowners in the 21,000-acre elk-restoration zone. More

Refuge at Peck Ranch CA temporarily closed to turkey hunting

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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed the refuge portion of Peck Ranch Conservation Area to turkey hunting for this year to permit a species restoration project. More

Refuge at Peck Ranch Conservation Area to reopen

Bull and cow elk at Peck Ranch Conservation Area
A little more than a month after flood damage forced a temporary closure, the refuge portion of the Peck Ranch Conservation Area is set to reopen to the public on August 15. More

School Tour at Peck Ranch

School Tour at Peck Ranch
Fourth graders from several Missouri Ozarks schools, including these from Eminence R-1 Elementary, toured Peck Ranch Conservation Area in October with MDC staff, such as MDC Wildlife Management Biologist Preston Mabry pictured here. The tours were funded by a generous grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Students learned what makes quality wildlife habitat and they completed nature journals as they explored. The journaling activity is part of MDC’s Discover Nature Schools program. More

Tuberculosis Testing

Veterinarian administers a tuberculosis skin test. More