Woodchucks are one of the few large mammals abroad in daylight, and many people get enjoyment from seeing them.
One of the best-known wild mammals in Missouri, the woodchuck (or groundhog) is a rodent in the squirrel family. The name “woodchuck” is possibly derived from an Indian name for this species.
Get helpful tips about groundhog damage control with this video.
Learn to identify, prevent, and control groundhog damage on your Missouri property.
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.
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.