Photo of raccoon tracks in a sandy river bank.
When you see the black mask and striped tail of this medium-sized mammal, you know you’ve spotted a raccoon. These nocturnal omnivores are clever and adaptive.
Learn to note the differences between mountain lions, bobcats, and large dogs by their field signs, tracks, and sounds.
See how bat surveys help us manage bats and caves around the state.
Spring 2011 - Video of black bears at "hair snare" research sites in southern Missouri.
A key to successful trapping is to use the correct trap for the job. A trap should be large, powerful and fast enough to catch the coyote that activates it.
Video of mountain lions.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.