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Dove Hunt

2014 dove, teal seasons set

Mark your calendar now for opening days of dove, teal, woodcock, snipe, and rail hunting seasons.

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Conservation Commission sets dove and other early migratory bird seasons

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This year’s seasons for doves, teal, rails, snipe and woodcock are the same as last year’s.

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Blue-Winged Teal

Early migratory bird seasons approved

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This year’s regulations include larger daily and possession limits for some species.

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Hide and Seek

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I was determined to take photos of the rare and regal king rail.

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Manage your Missouri wetlands to help this endangered species.

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photo contest, King Rail

King Rails

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Seldom heard and less often seen, these colorful marsh birds continue to lose "ground" in Missouri.

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Virginia rail in marsh

Rail and Snipe Hunting Prospects

Browse hunting tips and habitat treatments, ongoing research, and featured Missouri conservation areas for hunting yellow, Virginia, sora, black, and king rails.

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Photo of a sora seen from the side.

Sora

Porzana carolina
The sora looks something like a tiny, dark hen. A common migrant and rare summer resident in Missouri, this rail forages in marshes, swamps, wet pastures, and flooded fields.

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Photo of a sora standing among cattails.

Sora

Sora live in marshes, swamps, wet pastures, and flooded fields. The preferred habitats have dense emergent vegetation and shallow water. Their bodies are compressed side-to-side, allowing them to slip easily among marsh vegetation such as the cattails, sedges, and grasses commonly found in rail habitat.

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Photo of a sora holding a pond snail in its bill.

Sora

Sora forage in marshes and other wet habitats for seed, snails, and aquatic invertebrates.

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