Attracting Wildlife

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Backyard Habitat for Monarch Butterflies

Learn the requirements and plants suitable to make a backyard habitat for monarch butterflies.

Better Deer Habitat

Browse tips for increasing and managing deer on your property.

Better Rabbit Habitat

Learn to improve cottontail rabbit habitat on your Missouri land and to control wild rabbits if they become a nuisance.

Better Squirrel Habitat

Want better squirrel hunting? Let your Missouri woods grow to maturity. Browse more tips for improving squirrel habitat.

Better Pheasant Habitat

Browse guidelines for managing pheasants by habitat type on your Missouri property.

Covey Headquarters Newsletter

This newsletter provides timely, in-depth quail-management information for Missouri landowners and quail hunters.

Managing CRP Grasslands for Bobwhite Quail

Use mid-contract management practices and other wildlife enhancements to maintain the overall best-habitat conditions for quail and other wildlife on CRP fields.

Quail Management FAQs

Why are Missouri's quail declining? Is it true that wild turkeys eat baby quail? Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions.

Better Turkey Habitat

When it comes to increasing wildlife potential, having the right provisions on your land is a deciding factor. This section provides insight on building and improving turkey habitat.

Creating Large-Scale Monarch Habitat

Got an acre or more to make Monarch friendly? Learn the requirements and plants suitable to make a large-scale habitat for monarch butterflies.

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Native Plants for Your Landscape (pdf, 2 MB)

This publication shows you how to use native-plant landscaping to attract wildlife.


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Sunflowers for Wildlife

Learn how to plant large sunflower fields for wildlife on your Missouri property.

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