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Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken in courtship display

Greater Prairie-Chicken (Displaying Male)

Now endangered in Missouri, prairie-chickens breed from March through May. Cocks visit booming grounds (leks), where they dance, call, and fight among themselves. Hens visit the lek and select the most fit mate; mating occurs on the lek during April.

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photo of river otter

River Otter

Photo of river otter.

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Four Conservation Department employees subdue a mature whitetail buck.

... In all the wrong places

One deer's search for love led him to the Conservation's central office.

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A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

10-Point Buck

The Conservation Department encourages hunters to take deer harvested in Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph, and Sullivan counties to one of numerous cooperating locations in the region to have a tissue sample taken for CWD testing. The sampling effort is taking place Sept. 15 to Jan. 15, 2015.

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