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

10-Point Buck

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease in 24 Missouri free-ranging deer with 4 in Adair County, 19 in Macon County, and 1 in Cole County. CWD has also been confirmed in 11 captive deer in Macon and Linn counties. 

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1st of November, Waterfowl Hunting Update

The Middle zone waterfowl season opens Nov. 6. There will be 12 flooded positions available at Duck Creek for opening weekend.

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2010 duck season promises plentiful ducks, generous limits, spotty habitat

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An investment of time and shoe-leather could pay special dividends this year.

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2010 duck season promises plentiful ducks, generous limits, spotty habitat

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An investment of time and shoe leather could pay special dividends this year.

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2010 Teal Season Opens Tomorrow

Another opening day for wing shooters tomorrow.

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2010 turkey reproduction fair, but fall hunting prospects better

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Northern and western counties and the Bootheel reported the best turkey reproduction.

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2011 late season quail chick.

2011 Late Quail Chick

This bobwhite chick is one of a covey flushed by Chez Kleeman at Bois D'Arc CA Oct. 11.

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Graph showing 2011 mast crop summary for Duck Creek CA

2011 Mast Crop Summary

Following a good year in 2010, the red oaks in Pools 2, 3 and 8 have produced another bumper crop of acorns in 2011. This hard mast is valuable food for waterfowl and a variety of other species that call these bottomland forests home.     

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Graph showing 2011 mast crop summary for Duck Creek CA

2011 Mast Survey: Another Nutty Year

It is that time of year again. Let's see how nutty things are at Duck Creek.

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