Content tagged with "Fall"

Common Fall Leaves

Identify 17 common fall leaves by shape and color.

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Common ragweed in seed

Common Ragweed

Native common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) is a bane to allergy sufferers but a boon to quail.

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Compass Plant (Leaves)

The leaves of compass plant are hairy and deeply cleft almost to the midrib, the lobes sometimes having secondary divisions. In full sun, the upright lower leaves turn their edges toward north and south, with the flat surfaces facing east and west, giving compass plant its common name.

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Conduct Covey Call Counts this Month

Count calling fall coveys the last three weeks in October to find out how many quail coveys are on your land.

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Conduct Fall Covey Counts

Want to assess your management efforts and hunting prospects? Count calling fall coveys the last three weeks in October. This page shows you how.  

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Confirming Mountain Lion Sightings

Confirming the presence of mountain lion requires physical evidence, such as photos, tracks or DNA.

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2013-14 Waterfowl Seasons

Conservation Commission approves waterfowl seasons

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Season timing remains the same, but possession limits have been increased.

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Continued Work in Progress: Ditch 111/1 Structure

The construction of the water control structure continues to move forward. The scattered rain that has fallen at Duck Creek and the surrounding areas has only knocked the dust down a bit and made some areas a little sloppier.

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Covey Whistle Stop Tour

Stop #1 on 2012 Missouri quail season. At about 15 minutes before sunrise, in the still of the morning the coveys started sounding off, one by one.

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aquatic plants in cul-de-sac wetland

Cul-de-sac Wetland

Aquatic plants like thalia, duck potato, and mud plantain occur in locations that are flooded longer through the growing season. These areas are valuable habitats that provide cover, bugs and snails to early fall migrating waterfowl. These areas are also used by wood duck broods, herps and native fish. The Cul-de-sac Unit at Otter Slough is a good example of where we’ve planted and managed water levels to promote this diverse wetland community.

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