The following publications cover topics related to Missouri Master Naturalist. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Missouri Master Naturalist State Program Manual

Revised

Learn about the Missouri Master Naturalist program. Along with an overview of this statewide volunteer conservation program, this manual details certification, training and volunteer service requirements and offers operation and program marketing tips.

Ecology of Northern Bobwhite Quail in Missouri

Reviewed

Robert A. Pierce II
Extension Fish and Wildlife Specialist

Elsa Gallagher
Upland Wildlife Coordinator
Formerly with Missouri Department of Conservation

Ecology and Management of White-Tailed Deer in Missouri

Reviewed

The white-tailed deer is one of Missouri’s most valuable wildlife. Visit our site to learn about the Ecology and Management of White-Tailed Deer in Missouri.

Bats of Missouri: Information for Homeowners

Revised

Bats are unique and interesting animals. Visit our site for our Bats of Missouri: Information for Homeowners resource.

Quail-Friendly Plants of the Midwest

Reviewed

Learn how to identify plants important to bobwhites in the Midwest so that you can critically evaluate the food and cover components of habitat on your land.

Nest Boxes for Wildlife

Reviewed

Editor's note
The References section was updated in June 2017.

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Biology and Management of the American Woodcock in Missouri

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Frank R. Thompson III
Research Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Forest Service
Northern Research Station

Biology and Management of Wood Ducks in Missouri

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Frank Nelson
Wetland Ecologist
Big Rivers/Wetlands Field Station
Missouri Department of Conservation

Lisa Webb
Assistant Unit Leader
Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
U.S. Geological Survey

Wild Turkey Biology and Habitat Management in Missouri

New

Missouri's wild turkey population was in danger of disappearing. Visit our site to learn about Wild Turkey Biology and Habitat Management in Missouri.

Attracting Barn Owls to Your Property

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Improving Habitats for Wildlife in Your Backyard and Neighborhood

New

Increasing plant diversity, especially with native plants, enhances the potential for attracting more wildlife species to your property. Create habitat that provides their basic needs: food, cover, water and space. Learn how in this MU Extension guide.

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Property

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Sarah Denkler
Regional Horticulture Specialist

Hunting Doves on Agricultural Lands in Missouri

New

Mourning doves are protected: It is illegal to bait a field for the purpose of hunting them. Learn about baiting regulations and the differences between baiting and what constitutes a normal agricultural operation in Missouri in this MU Extension guide.

Ecology and Management of Mourning Doves in Missouri

New

Mourning doves are among the most popular migratory game birds in Missouri. Doves’ quick flight, erratic movements and edible meat make them a popular species among hunters and wildlife enthusiasts in Missouri, where the annual harvest of mourning doves is greater than that of other game bird species.

Attracting Purple Martins to Your Property

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Attracting Bluebirds to Your Property

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Assessing Wildlife Habitats and Natural Resources in Neighborhoods and Urban Environments: A Planning Guide for Wildlife Habitats in Urban Areas

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Charles Nilon
Professor of Urban Wildlife Management
School of Natural Resources

H.E. "Hank" Stelzer
Forestry State Specialist
School of Natural Resources

Enhancing White-Tailed Deer Habitats on Your Property: Evaluating Habitat

New

White-tailed deer management

This deer conservation guide is one in a series developed jointly by MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Establishing and Managing Early Successional Habitats for Wildlife on Agricultural Lands

New

 
A case study featuring habitat practices designed to benefit bobwhite quail conducted at the University of Missouri Bradford Rese

Methods for Counting Quail on Your Property

New

Robert A. Pierce II
Extension Fisheries and Wildlife Specialist

Lisa Potter
Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Bobwhite Quail Habitat Appraisal Guide

Revised

Assessing your farm's potential for bobwhites

Robert A