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American Bald Eagle perched near Mill Creek at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

American Bald Eagle perched near Mill Creek at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

American Bald Eagle perched near Mill Creek at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

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American Eel

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.

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Photo of red American ginseng berry cluster

American Ginseng Berries

Unlimited harvests have made ginseng decline or disappear in many places. The ginseng trade is regulated internationally and under the Missouri Wildlife Code, with an official collecting season (usually Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, when fruits are on the plants). Diggers can help by squeezing the seeds from fruits into the hole left after the root is excavated.

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Photo of American ginseng plant on forest floor

American Ginseng in Forest

American ginseng grows in hardwood forests on shady, well-drained, north- and east-facing slopes in predominantly porous, humus-rich soils, and often in ravines.

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American Ginseng Leaves

Leaves occur in a whorl at the top of the stem, and each leaf is palmately compound, with 3 to 5 leaflets.

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Photo of American ginseng plant with ripe berries

American Ginseng Plant with Ripe Berries

Long valued as a medicinal plant, ginseng is an annual crop in the United States and Canada valued in excess of $25 million, but overzealous collection is causing serious concern about the survival of American ginseng in the forest ecosystem.

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An Internship Provides Much More Than a Summer Job

Peter Noble shares his experience as a summer Forestry Division intern and the feeling of satisfaction knowing he has helped MDC meet its goals of managing Missouri's forests, fish and wildlife in the Ozarks Region.

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Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

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Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

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