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Blackberries are in full bloom in mid-Missouri, and my mouth is watering for some blackberry cobbler!
I heard my first male bobwhite calling this weekend between the rain showers in Osage County!
Habitat is the Key! Food plots are an important quail habitat management tool.
Habitat is the Key! With a tough winter behind us and wet spring after wet spring it makes you wonder how the quail did.
When I moved from Northwest Missouri to the Ozark Border Region of central Missouri in 2004, I had no idea of the battle I would encounter with invasive species on my new farm.
I knew the day would come, but I didn't think it would come so soon.
In my work as a private land conservationist, I frequently work with landowners interested in managing their property for quail.
A while back, I helped a friend with a winter prescribed burn at his farm in central Missouri.
Grass is grass to quail. They don't know the difference between bermuda, brome, bahia or broomsedge. Quail do know good habitat.
In August, we "stocked" our Johnny House with 15 adult quail. We had the right permits from the Missouri Department of Conservation, plenty of food and water, and a nice clean home.
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