Attracting Wildlife

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Backyard Habitat for Monarch Butterflies

Learn the requirements and plants suitable to make a backyard habitat for monarch butterflies.

Increasing Deer on Your Land

Browse tips for increasing and managing deer on your property.

Better Rabbit Habitat

Learn to improve cottontail rabbit habitat on your Missouri land and to control wild rabbits if they become a nuisance.

Better Squirrel Habitat

Want better squirrel hunting? Let your Missouri woods grow to maturity. Browse more tips for improving squirrel habitat.

Better Pheasant Habitat

Browse guidelines for managing pheasants by habitat type on your Missouri property.

Covey Headquarters Newsletter

This newsletter provides timely, in-depth quail-management information for Missouri landowners and quail hunters.

Managing CRP Grasslands for Bobwhite Quail

Use mid-contract management practices and other wildlife enhancements to maintain the overall best-habitat conditions for quail and other wildlife on CRP fields.

Quail Management FAQs

Why are Missouri's quail declining? Is it true that wild turkeys eat baby quail? Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions.

WIld Turkey Management

Turkeys use distinct habitats during different periods of the year. Learn how to create and maintain them on your land.

Creating Large-Scale Monarch Habitat

Got an acre or more to make Monarch friendly? Learn the requirements and plants suitable to make a large-scale habitat for monarch butterflies.

Wildlife Reminders

Ripe Grapes provide a sweet treat for wildlife. Quail, turkey, raccoons, foxes, and white-tailed deer all enjoy these healthy snacks.

Quail roost on the ground at night in the patches of ragweed, goldenrod, and warm season grasses.

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