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Learn more about the relationship between ducks, food supply, and water depth with this downloadable article.

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photo of a wood duck

Fair Weather Fowl

The mild temperatures, blossoming maples and rash of tornadoes have made it feel like spring is already here. At Duck Creek and Mingo, dabbling ducks have been passing through as part of their spring migration.

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Family Hang-ups and Hardwoods

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Article about family hang-ups and hardwoods.

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Federal Waterfowl Regulations Summary

In addition to state regulations, federal rules apply to the hunting of migratory game birds in Missouri. When state law is different from federal law, hunters must follow the more restrictive law.

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Female Wood Duck and Chicks

A female wood duck and her ducklings rest on the shore in the St. Louis area.

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Closeup view of green pin oak leaves

Flash In The Pin

In the last month we collected data in the timber at Duck Creek, Mingo and a few of our other forested conservation areas in Southeast Missouri. While I was out there, I saw something that caught my eye.

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Get Your Goose!

If you’re outside and happen to hear a very distant cry way, way up in the sky, you may catch of glimpse of high-flying snow geese now making their way north.

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Photograph of a male Hooded Merganser swimming

Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus
Hooded mergansers have crests that trail behind the head or can be raised to create a circular shape. Their bills are narrow and serrated. Males are black and white with chestnut flanks; females are brown.

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