During the holidays and into the New Year a lot of people reflect and recalibrate their sights on what is important to them. Before and during the hunting season, examining what it takes to have a quality hunt can also be helpful.
With the recent release of the Breeding Duck Populations Report and the announcement of early migratory bird hunting season dates in Missouri, it may be tempting to daydream about this fall’s waterfowl season.
Aerobatic evasive maneuvers, radar and radar jamming counter measures, specialized reconnaissance devices, and audible warning systems seem like items that would be on the punch list for the next military aircraft contract with Lockheed or Boeing...
Multi-cropping is a common agricultural practice that is used to get more production out of one of piece of land. In Missouri, you often see this when wheat is planted in the winter and soybeans follow in the summer. At first glance, natural habitats like wetlands may seem to be quite different. However, if you look closer, multiple “crops” occur here as well.
Southeast Missouri and the Mingo Basin have a rich history. Over the last decade or so I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to find various pieces of the puzzle to make sense of the land, water, and what happened as European settlers and subsequent generations lived here over the last 200 years.
We are rolling up our sleeves and getting ready for more work on the area this summer. Similar to previous renovation construction, we are connecting smaller pieces of habitat and incorporating them within larger blocks of the area when possible. That means taking down some old levees, wiping out neglected fence lines, and filling in unnecessary ditches.