The following publications cover topics related to Wildlife Ecology and Management. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Native Warm-Season Grass Planning Budget

Revised

Use this enterprise budget to plan costs and returns for establishing and managing native warm-season grass forages for hay and pasture on Missouri farms.

Habitat Management Practices for Bobwhite Quail

Revised

If you are a landowner considering lease hunting as a potential income-generating opportunity, learn what you need to consider beforehand. Sample leases are included in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

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

Estimating Deer Populations on Your Property: Camera Survey

Reviewed

White-tailed deer management

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

Nutritional Requirements of White-tailed Deer in Missouri

Reviewed

White-tailed deer rely on a variety of foods for nutrients. Learn how to enhance habitat on your property to maintain a healthy white-tailed deer population.

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.

Estimating Deer Populations on Your Property: Observational Data

Reviewed

When collected appropriately, observational data can be useful. Visit our site for our Estimating Deer Populations on Your Property: Observational Data guide.

Estimating Deer Populations on Your Property: Population Dynamics

Reviewed

Deer populations are hard to calculate. Visit our site to view our resource on Estimating Deer Populations on Your Property: Population Dynamics.

Estimating Deer Populations on Your Property: Harvest Data

Reviewed

White-tailed deer management

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

Antler Development in White-tailed Deer: Implications for Management

Reviewed

Antlers are among the most identifiable characteristics of species of the deer family. Visit our website to learn about antler development.

Integrating Agroforestry Practices for Wildlife Habitat

Revised

Learn how to incorporate management of trees, shrubs and grasses with your current farm practices to benefit white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, bobwhite quail, waterfowl and mourning doves.

Establishing and Managing Cover Crops in Missouri for Wildlife and Pollinator Benefits

New

Learn how cover crops can provide seasonal habitats for wildlife and pollinators while also improving soil health and providing agronomic benefits in crop systems.

Potential Diseases and Parasites of White-tailed Deer in Missouri

Reviewed

White-tailed deer are susceptible to a variety of issues. Visit our site to learn about Potential Diseases and Parasites of White-tailed Deer in Missouri.

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.

Aging a Deer by Examining Its Jawbone

Reviewed

Managing the age structure of bucks is considered very important for improving the quality of the deer herd. Visit our site to learn about aging a deer.

Managing for White-tailed Deer in Missouri: Establishing a Wildlife Management Cooperative

Reviewed

White-tailed deer management

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

Techniques for Aging Live Deer

Reviewed

The ability to age live deer is a beneficial skill for all deer hunters and managers. Visit our site to learn Techniques for Aging Live Deer.

Managing for White-tailed Deer in Missouri: Setting and Accomplishing Management Goals

Reviewed

White-tailed deer management

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

Landowners’ Guide to Lease Hunting in Missouri

Revised

If you're leasing property for hunting, then learn about lease arrangement options, prices or rates to charge, liability, and how to write a contract.

Establishing Fruit and Nut-Bearing Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife Habitat in Missouri

New

Learn how to successfully establish and manage trees and shrubs for wildlife benefits. This guide includes a table of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs recommended for planting in Missouri to attract specific types of wildlife.

Native Forage: A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Grazing Operation

New

Adding warm-season grass areas to a grazing system that already features cool-season grass creates a forage system that allows livestock owners to keep their herds feeding on high-quality forage for more of the year.

Field Borders for Agronomic, Economic and Wildlife Benefits

Revised

Learn how to make and maintain field borders to reduce soil erosion from wind and water, protect soil and water quality and provide wildlife and pollinator habitat.

Using Native Warm-Season Grass, Forb and Legume Mixtures for Biomass, Livestock Forage and Wildlife Benefits: A Case Study

New

Robert A. Pierce II, Fisheries and Wildlife State Specialist, School of Natural Resources
Ray L. Wright, Research Specialist, MU South Farm Research Center
Clark J. Gantzer, Professor, MU School of Natural Resources
Tim M. Reinbott, Assistant Director, MU Agricultural Experiment Station

Establishing Mixtures of Native Warm-Season Grasses and Forbs for Potential Biomass, Forage and Wildlife Habitat

New

Learn about the species of native warm-season grasses with potential for biomass production, livestock forage and wildlife habitat in Missouri — switchgrass, indiangrass, big bluestem, little bluestem and eastern gamagrass — in this MU Extension guide.

Managing Oaks for Acorn Production to Benefit Wildlife in Missouri

Reviewed

Oaks are very important trees in Missouri’s forests. Visit our site to view our Managing Oaks for Acorn Production to Benefit Wildlife in Missouri resource.