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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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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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