Performing Early Successional Timber Management for Quail and Other Wildlife

Nick Prough, Wildlife Partnership Coordinator
Several management options exist to improve your forested acres for quail while also benefitting many other wildlife species.
Many times, Ozark landowners or those who have forested tracts of land, ask about what they can do with their timber stands to help improve quail and other wildlife habitat. Most quail management information is based on crop field borders, CRP, and other grassland management. There are, however, numerous management practices that you can do as a landowner to improve your timber for quail, as well as many other species of wildlife such as rabbits, wild turkey, and white-tail deer.  

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Using An ATV Sprayer for Habitat Improvements

Nick Prough, Wildlife Partnership Coordinator
A relatively small investment in an ATV spray rig can help get a lot more habitat management completed.
As Spring is now fully upon us, many landowners are out preparing their properties for their upcoming habitat work this year, whether that means converting some cool season grasses to native warm season grasses (NWSG) or prepping the ground for their annual food plot, a lot of habitat management spraying can be done with an ATV Sprayer and your ATV.

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Spring 2015 Covey Headquarters Newsletter Available

Jason Sykes, Area Biologist
The latest edition of the Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available for download just in time for the warmer weather.
As we begin to see a few 60 degree days, the doldrums of winter begin to fade away and the rejuvenation of spring takes over.  It is certainly my favorite time of year, as geese and ducks make their way back north, turkey flocks break up and toms start waking up the world each morning with some furious gobbling, and we begin to hear the whistles of male bobwhites and crows of cock pheasants as they stake claim to their own little slices of heaven.  Hopefully, those small slices of heaven include some really good nesting and brood rearing cover so that the next

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Pivot Corners for Conservation: It Just Makes Cent$!

Tim Kavan, Private Land Conservationist
Implementing wildlife habitat in these odd areas of a field can be a boon for both wildlife and the producer's bottom-line.
Center pivot irrigation systems are highly efficient systems which help conserve water, reduce erosion, and cut labor costs while supplying water to grain crops during times of need.

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Simple Steps to Refresh Your Winter Cover

Nick Prough, Wildlife Partnership Coordinator
Got cabin fever? Now is the perfect time of year to evaluate your existing wildlife habitat and implement some simple steps to refresh it for 2015.
As the recent cold winter weather across much of Missouri has had many of us rushing for the warmer cover of our houses, offices, and vehicles, so too do the wildlife that are out searching for quality habitat to escape from the extreme temperatures and snowfall - especially when the temperatures drop to near zero.

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