Blog Posts from Duck Creek CA Updates - 2012

The Many Meanings of Muddy Water

Dec 10, 2012

What comes to mind when you hear “Muddy Water”?

Depressions from Foraging Ducks

Look what cropped up

Dec 07, 2012

As you are laying out in the marsh, watching clouds roll by, waiting for the next batch of ducks to come into sight, do you ever wonder what they are looking for?

Dissection of a Mallard gizzard

Your guide to a dead ringer

Nov 21, 2012

If you’ve been duck hunting at Duck Creek this year or in years past, no doubt you’ve probably had a group of black and white ducks buzz over your decoy spread...

Ringneck Scaup Comparison

Waterfowl Opener at Duck Creek, November 3rd

Oct 30, 2012

With the opener fast approaching, Duck Creek staff are busy getting all their ducks in a row so to speak...

Flooded Distribution Channel and Unit 18

Youth Waterfowl Weekend: Duck Creek Opportunities

Oct 26, 2012

Sorry for the late notice, but the flooding situation at Duck Creek has been rather fluid since we turned the wells on.

The Missouri Wetland Bundle

Oct 24, 2012

Do you enjoy the constant satellite TV, cable and phone companies trying to get you to switch services for the better deal?

Wetland Field Day: Thank you

Oct 19, 2012

Last weekend's 75th Anniversary/Wetland Field Day was very successful...

Duck Decoy Carving

Moving in the Right Direction: Units A and B

Oct 16, 2012

Just a brief update on the wells in Units A and B.

Wells are operational

MDC/DU Wetlands Field Day: Come Out and Join Us

Oct 05, 2012

We invite you to come out and enjoy an autumn day in the swamp with us on October 13th between 9am and 1pm.

Brief Update on Units A and B: September, 2012

Sep 26, 2012

It has been a couple weeks since our last post and I wanted to give you an update on where we stand with the work in Units A and B.

Effective Wingshooting Clinic

Sep 26, 2012

With the upcoming waterfowl season, it is always good to knock the dust off and hone your skills prior to opening day.

Quick Hits

Sep 13, 2012

Similar to the recent NFL preseason, over the last few weeks at Duck Creek we’ve been disappointed by the lack of development in some situations, but pleasantly surprised by the glimmer of potential in others. Here are some quick hits of what’s going on...

Flooded slough with vegetation

Everyday Wildlife Encounters Remind Us How Far We've Come

Aug 31, 2012

Going for a wildlife walk? Don't forget to take your camera—and take a moment to reflect on our conservation success stories.

Wild Turkeys

Empty Nest

Aug 23, 2012

As the kids go back to school, your house may not be the only empty nest in the area. This summer’s drought conditions also had an impact on breeding wood ducks at Duck Creek Conservation Area.

Duck Creek Hunting Update: August 2012

Aug 10, 2012

Cooler temperatures may have you thinking about the upcoming fall hunting seasons. Here we give you an idea of how things are shaping up at Duck Creek CA.


Jul 27, 2012

As the construction contract comes to a close, we’ve been assessing the habitat conditions and moving on to habitat management. In the months to come there will be many transitions.

Aquatic plant, pickerel weed, being grown in a nursery

Scum of the Earth

Jul 10, 2012

So at the beginning of May I was checking on things out at Duck Creek and stumbled upon something I hadn’t encountered before…little green orbs or spheres scattered across the top of the ground.

Clusters of yellow-green algae

June 2012 Renovation Update

Jun 26, 2012

Over the last two weeks the contractors have continued to tie up loose ends on the job site.

Large Water Control Structure

Reporting on Last Spring's Historic Flood Event

Jun 05, 2012

While the contractors are busy making progress in Unit A, I thought I’d take a little bit of time to give a short report. Check out the video link to see what we found.

Aerial photo of flooding on Duck Creek CA's Pools 1,2 and 3

Heating Up At Duck Creek

May 24, 2012

Things are heating up at Duck Creek, and it isn’t just the temperatures.

Installing a water control structure