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.

Covey Headquarters Newsletter

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

CRP Grassland Care 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.

Better Turkey Habitat

When it comes to 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.

Missouri Bird Conservation Technical Plan (pdf, 2 MB)

Read our management plan for maintaining and growing bird populations in Missouri.

Missouri Bird Conservation Outreach Plan (pdf, 503 KB)

Read our outreach plan for maintaining and growing bird populations in Missouri.

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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.


Windbreaks can improve wildlife habitat as well as reduce heating bills, provide protection from high winds and snow, and enhance landscape aesthetics. 

Sunflowers for Wildlife

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

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