Content tagged with "Northeast"

American Eel

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Anguilla rostrata
The American eel is considered an uncommon catch by Missouri sport anglers. This species is known to take natural baits and rarely takes artificial baits. More

Banded Sculpin

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Cottus carolinae
This rather strange-looking freshwater fish belongs to a family and an order whose members are mostly marine—and indeed, the banded sculpin looks quite a bit like its cousins, which sometimes end up in saltwater aquariums. More

Become a Hunter Education Instructor

Michael Brooks educating about hunting
If you are interested in helping your community, consider becoming a Hunter Education Instructor. Call Rob Garver, Outdoor Skills Specialist at the Northeast Regional Office, for more information. Reach him at (660) 785-2420. More

Black Hickory

Carya texana
This tree is also called the Ozark pignut hickory. Its nut, like that of the pignut hickory (Carya glabra), has a tough husk that is doggone hard to crack. Because rural Ozarkers noticed their rooting hogs had no trouble extracting the sweet kernels, both species came to be called "pignut hickories." More

Blackstripe Topminnow

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Fundulus notatus
A slender, elongated shape makes for a sleek, swift fish. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water. More

Blanding’s Turtle

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Emydoidea blandingii
Blanding’s turtle has an oval, moderately high-domed upper shell and a long head and neck. This medium-sized turtle is endangered in Missouri. More