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Fox families disperse in late summer and early fall, when the pups are about 6–7 months old.

A small flowering dogwood tree showing fall color

Missouri’s official state tree, the flowering dogwood, starts to change color around mid-October.

Muskie

Muskies become active in early October. They are maintained in selected lakes by annual stocking.

Bright red and orange sugar maple leaves backlit against blue sky

Fall color peaks around mid-October for most of the state. It’s a great time to get outside!

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