Content tagged with "Fall"

Alligator Snapping Turtle Catching Fish Postcard

drawing of alligator snapping turtle in blue water with brown stream bottom
Fourth-grader Richelle Davis of R-9 South Elementary in Edwards won third place in the 3-4th-grade category for the 2011 Missouri Endangered Species Postcard Contest. More

American Ginseng Berries

Photo of red American ginseng berry cluster
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. More

American Ginseng in Forest

Photo of American ginseng plant on forest floor
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. More

American Ginseng Leaves

Photo of ginseng plant with hand for scale
Leaves occur in a whorl at the top of the stem, and each leaf is palmately compound, with 3 to 5 leaflets. More

American Ginseng Plant with Ripe Berries

Photo of 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. More

American Woodcock

woodcock
A migratory species, American woodcock visit Missouri in the fall and spring on their way to and from their wintering grounds in the southeastern states. More

Antler-Point Restrictions

In Missouri counties with antler restrictions, an antlered deer must have at least four points on one side to be taken. More

Applications open Sept. 1 for waterfowl hunting reservations

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Applications will be handled entirely via the Internet this year. More