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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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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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Frank Loncarich approaches two dogs on point.

2011 Quail Odyssey, Part II

Wherein intrepid hunters empty their guns to kill one quail.

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Dogs and hunters work a big prairie

2011 Quail Odyssey, Part III

Wherein mid- to late-season hunting tactics are revealed.

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A Helping Hand on Public Land

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The Conservation Department teams with farmers to improve wildlife habitat on conservation areas.

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A Prairie in the Swamp

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Desert-like sand prairies are disappearing from southeastern Missouri.

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A Prairie Should Be Forever (1968)

Photography, Sound and Art: Charles and Elizabeth Schwartz. Narrative Script: James Keefe.

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Almost Last But Not Least

Late-blooming downy gentian is worth the wait!

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Back Cover

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"Back Cover" for the July 2001 Missouri Conservationist.

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Back Cover

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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder.

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