Content tagged with "Statewide"

Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken in courtship display

Greater Prairie-Chicken (Displaying Male)

Now endangered in Missouri, prairie-chickens breed from March through May. Cocks visit booming grounds (leks), where they dance, call, and fight among themselves. Hens visit the lek and select the most fit mate; mating occurs on the lek during April.

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photo of river otter

River Otter

Photo of river otter.

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Four Conservation Department employees subdue a mature whitetail buck.

... In all the wrong places

One deer's search for love led him to the Conservation's central office.

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MoNASP State Tournament

1,400 Missouri students to compete in MoNASP state archery tournament

Public invited to March 27 and 28 event at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

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A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

10-Point Buck

Missouri offers some of the best deer hunting in the country and deer hunting is an important part of many Missourians' lives and family traditions. Deer hunting is also an important economic driver in Missouri and gives a $1 billion annual boost to the state and local economies. Over time, the continued spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Missouri could reduce future hunting and wildlife-watching opportunities.

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