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Missouri's Freshwater Shrimp

Aug 13, 2018

Shrimp in Missouri, Who Knew?: Two types of freshwater shrimp can be found in Missouri's lakes and rivers. One is common and one is rare. The Mississippi Grass shrimp is small and transparent. The female pictured is carrying her eggs attached to swimmerets beneath her abdomen. The Ohio shrimp are larger and were harvested along the Mississippi river for food in the 1800's. They are rare today. Missouri's freshwater shrimp are important to fish and other wildlife and may live in the waters where you fish and boat. Learn more about them in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Photo of a gravid Mississippi grass shrimp in an aquarium.

from MOre Quail

Hunting Public Land Quail

Dec 12, 2017

Hunting quail on public lands can be very challenging. So much so that hunters are often left with the impression there are no quail to be found; even on areas where proven survey techniques have documented good quail populations.

Quality quail habitat

from Duck Creek CA Updates

2017 Duck Creek Update: Conditions, Work, and Future Plans

Sep 18, 2017

I realize there haven't been any recent updates on Duck Creek and wanted to give folks an idea of what has happened this summer, how things are shaping up for this fall, and what is in the works for next year.

Flooded field

from Fresh Afield

Testing the Waters

Sep 09, 2016

Have you ever been interested in duck hunting, but the idea of weathering the cold has kept you from taking that extra step out into the marsh?  Or perhaps you do duck hunt, but have that friend who tried it once, had leaky waders in the dead of winter, and swore he or she would never go back.  Well, it just so happens ... 

Blue-winged Teal In Flight