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.
Browse results of the 2010 statewide survey of 10,000 waterfowl hunters and findings from 16 workshops we conducted to involve hunters in the process of establishing Missouri 2011-2015 duck hunting seasons.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.