Missouri Department of Conservation http://mdc.mo.gov/feeds/8728/rss.xml en Are you using the right cut stump herbicide? http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/are-you-using-right-cut-stump-herbicide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Hoel, Private Land Conservationist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Selecting the correct herbicide for the job can save time and money.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Disclaimer: I am not an expert in all herbicides. Always read and follow the safety and application guidelines from the herbicide manufacturer.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/are-you-using-right-cut-stump-herbicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/are-you-using-right-cut-stump-herbicide#comments Your Property bobwhite quail habitat management Statewide Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:44:47 +0000 sykesj 30007 at http://mdc.mo.gov Quail Are Living “On the Edge,” Updated Publication Now Available http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-are-living-edge-updated-publication-now-available-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Sykes, Area Biologist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The popular publication On the Edge – A Guide to Managing Land for Bobwhite Quail has undergone a makeover.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>First published in 2003, the MDC publication <em>On the Edge – A Guide to Managing Land for Bobwhite Quail</em>, has recently been updated and expanded. In an age where on-line articles can change daily, or even hourly, a decade or more is a long time between updates to a hard copy publication. As the saying goes, though, good things come to those that wait!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-are-living-edge-updated-publication-now-available-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-are-living-edge-updated-publication-now-available-0#comments Your Property bobwhite quail free publication habitat management quail restoration Statewide Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:19:35 +0000 sykesj 29967 at http://mdc.mo.gov Updates Coming to MOre Quail Blog http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/updates-coming-more-quail-blog-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Sykes, Area Biologist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2015 will bring more frequent updates to the MOre Quail Blog.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In the coming weeks, you should notice that the updates to the MOre Quail Blog will be more frequent and encompass a greater range of topics. The number of contributors will be expanded to include a range of resource professionals from around the state of Missouri, including managers of public areas, conservationists who work with private landowners, and researchers that try to answer the many questions we still have about quail and their management.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/updates-coming-more-quail-blog-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/updates-coming-more-quail-blog-0#comments Your Property bobwhite quail Statewide Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:14:11 +0000 sykesj 29913 at http://mdc.mo.gov Winter 2014 Covey Headquarters Newsletter Available http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/winter-2014-covey-headquarters-newsletter-available <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Sykes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new edition of the Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available for download.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As the&nbsp;the 2014 calendar is replaced with a shiny new 2015 one,&nbsp;most people’s thoughts turn away from the&nbsp;giving and receiving of the holiday season.&nbsp; There are a few hardy souls, though,&nbsp;that venture out into the&nbsp;winter weather hoping for some gifts well into the New Year.&nbsp; For those that have put in the hard work to manage their property for Mr.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/winter-2014-covey-headquarters-newsletter-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/winter-2014-covey-headquarters-newsletter-available#comments Your Property Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:50:49 +0000 sykesj 29735 at http://mdc.mo.gov Quail Focus Area Success http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-focus-area-success <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-bio-reference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bill White </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Staff and volunteers have completed breeding bird surveys on our 2C Quail focus Area in Carroll County.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In June,&nbsp;Department staff and volunteers were&nbsp;leaving&nbsp;thier homes&nbsp;around&nbsp;5 AM each morning to conduct breeding bird surveys in a north Missouri Quail Focus Area. On these mornings,&nbsp;they joined dozens of volunteers in seven states piloting a national effort to inventory habitat conditions and bird populations. This national pilot project is coordinated through the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative. The seven states are testing a combination of bird and habitat monitoring that will eventually be used by the 25 states with bobwhite quail.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-focus-area-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-focus-area-success#comments Your Property bobwhite quail quail focus area quail habitat management Statewide Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:31:21 +0000 whitew 28977 at http://mdc.mo.gov Bradford Farm Quail and Pollinator Field Day Coming Up http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/bradford-farm-quail-and-pollinator-field-day-coming <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-bio-reference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bill White </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>MU Bradford Research and Extension Center Field Day is approaching. come see the latest happenings in the world of quail and pollinator habitat management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MU Bradford Research and Extension Center Field Day is approaching. Come see the latest happenings in the world of quail and pollinator habitat management.More information on the&nbsp; Field Day can be found <a title="Quail and Pollinator field day" href="http://bradford.cafnr.org/2014/05/return-of-the-bird/">here</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/bradford-farm-quail-and-pollinator-field-day-coming#comments Your Property bobwhite quail pollinator Statewide Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:53:21 +0000 whitew 28418 at http://mdc.mo.gov Summer 2014 Covey Headquarters Newsletter Available http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/summer-2014-covey-headquarters-newsletter-available <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-bio-reference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bill White </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new edition of the Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p class="gdp">The new edition of the Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available.</p> <p class="gdp"><strong>This edition features:</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Small game in Southeast Missouri</li> <li>Instructions for conducting breeding bird counts</li> <li>Conservation Reserve Program&nbsp;mid-contract management calendar</li> <li>Creating rabbit habitat</li> <li>Southwest Missouri quail study and much more</li> </ul> <p class="gdp">Download the newsletter at <a title="Covey Headquarters Newsletter" href="http://mdc.mo.gov/node/9261">http://mdc.mo.gov/node/9261</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/summer-2014-covey-headquarters-newsletter-available#comments Your Property bobwhite quail quail habitat management Statewide Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:51:09 +0000 whitew 28393 at http://mdc.mo.gov Short Steps to Quality Rabbit Habitat http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/short-steps-quality-rabbit-habitat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author-alt"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Prough, Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This early spring, get out your chainsaw, put on your work gloves and create some “Rabbit-tat” on your land</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cottontail rabbits have always been one of the most popular small game animals in Missouri. Many sportsmen and landowners enjoy seeing rabbits on their land throughout the year. Given the proper habitat conditions, cottontail populations can flourish in a relatively short period of time. Having hundreds of acres of land, or months of prep time to manage for them isn’t always a necessity. In fact, much of a cottontail’s life is spent on a small area of land, 1 acre or less in most cases.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/short-steps-quality-rabbit-habitat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/short-steps-quality-rabbit-habitat#comments Your Property eastern cottontail rabbit habitat Statewide Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:39:45 +0000 whitew 27689 at http://mdc.mo.gov Quail Quest 4- Missouri Quail Focus Areas http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-quest-4-missouri-quail-focus-areas <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-bio-reference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bill White </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In spite of my advanced state of aging it was heartening during this last week of quail season to be with hunters in their mid-20s and 30s.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The very best hunts I have had this year occurred at the end of the 2013-14 season and prompted my older son, Adam, to start looking for a bird dog of his own. Adam’s childhood friends like to bird hunt, but don’t have dogs and so invite my dog up each year to hunt with them…and I get to go along. Fortunately for us they have connections with landowners in one of northwest Missouri’s Quail Focus Areas (QFA).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-quest-4-missouri-quail-focus-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-quest-4-missouri-quail-focus-areas#comments Hunting / Trapping field border quail focus area quail habitat management quail hunting Statewide Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:38:14 +0000 whitew 26581 at http://mdc.mo.gov Quail Quest 3 - Central Missouri http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-quest-3-central-missouri <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-bio-reference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bill White </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A friend of mine in Osage County has restored the woodlands on his property and converted about 40 acres of fescue to one of the most diverse stands of native wildflowers and grasses that I have ever seen. The quail, turkeys and other wildlife have definitely responded. this landowner burns at least 1/2 of his farm each year, but the burns are in scattered patches and never has an entire field been burned.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-key-messages"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> <h3> Key Messages:&nbsp; </h3></div> <p> Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-quest-3-central-missouri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/quail-quest-3-central-missouri#comments Hunting / Trapping bobwhite quail Statewide Sun, 05 Jan 2014 16:38:24 +0000 whitew 26329 at http://mdc.mo.gov