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ADA Archery Range Open At Twin Pines

Opening a new ADA archery range and new opportunities for area archers.

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Agent Henry with UBM Agent of Year Award

Agent Henry with UBM Agent of Year Award

MDC Douglas County Conservation Agent Mark Henry received the prestigious United Bowhunters of Missouri Agent of the Year Award for 2012.

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Agents Emery and Baldridge help area youth understand their job as an agent

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Agents Justin Emery and David Baldridge meet with area families to help them determine if a career as an agent is right for them.

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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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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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