Wildlife Management

Foraging doe in a frosty Missouri field
Wildlife Management

Why improve the quality of habitat on your land? 

All wildlife types require the right balance of habitat and forage year-round. Making improvements on your property to better provide for wildlife leads to higher land productivity and can even enhance property value.

The habitat requirements and management techniques for popular species discussed in this section—such as quail, deer, turkey, rabbits, and pollinators—will also benefit songbirds, frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, and other species essential to the balance of nature. The presence of these other species on your land will further enrich your outdoor experience. They also provide evidence that you are on the right track with your management. 

Browse this section to get acquainted with land management practices commonly used to introduce desired species and promote greater wildlife activity in your area.

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