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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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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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Current and Upcoming Construction Activity: Aug. 12, 2010

I thought it was time for another update on activities, as it looks like a couple things have firmed up or fallen out since my last post.

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Cutaneous Fibromas

Cutaneous fibromas, a skin disease found on deer, does not affect humans or other animals, and it does not affect the quality of a deer's meat.

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Deer Hunters Feed the Hungry

Let’s see. Deer hunters get to enjoy hunting, hungry families get tasty low-fat protein and deer numbers are kept in a healthy balance.

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Deer hunters reminded of changed permit format, tagging procedures

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A new YouTube video shows how to “bag it, notch it, tag it and check it.” Free permit protectors are available from conservation agents and MDC offices.

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Delay in flooding Pool 8

If you’ve being keeping up with the blog, we’ve mentioned flooding Pool 8 in November a couple of times. The decision to flood has been delayed, and we wanted to pass this along to keep you informed.

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This photo shows a dog delivering a woodcock to a hunter in an orange cap.

Delivering the Goods

When everything comes together, bird hunters and their four-legged partners share a moment of satisfaction.

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Dirt Today, Teal Tomorrow

While Duck Creek doesn’t typically provide much teal-hunting opportunity, in the coming years we should be able to increase the amount of teal-friendly habitat during this time of year.

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