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Marais des Cygnes NWR Wild Food Harvest

Picking of berries, mushrooms, and nuts is another popular outdoor activity on the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge. There are some refuge regulations which guide public use. Wild strawberries and blackberries (early summer) and persimmons (late fall)

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Marais des Cygnes NWR Birding

Birding at Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge is especially good in late spring when over 30

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Neosho Wildlife Area Fishing

Sportsmen are encouraged to take advantage of fishing, which is normally allowed from March 1 to October 1. Fishing for flathead and channel catfish on the Neosho River, which forms the west boundary of the area, can be seasonally good to excellent. Bowfishing

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Neosho Wildlife Area Hunting

During spring and fall, the number of migrant ducks is most impressive, sometimes reaching 100,000 birds. More than 60,000 ducks, primarily mallards, normally spend the entire winter on the area. Prior to the hunting seasons, the waterfowl hunting areas (Pool 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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