Ozark Critters & Creatures

Elk. Wiped out and extinct before 1900. They were reintroduced and are now managed, as they bounced back so strongly their numbers became encumbering.

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Ozark Beasts

Black Bear. Once near extinction (in the mid 19th century) and then reintroduced in the middle of the 20th century they are now managed.

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Ozark Varmints

Bobcat. Once threatened, they have since bounced back with their population being healthy in the Ozarks and are monitored as furbearers.

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Ozark Wildlife

Other wildlife groups that haven't been mentioned are plants, amphibians, fish and the endangered.

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About Ozark Critters

In the beginning, this domain was registered to sell those stinky little dust catchers of yesteryear (scented, wax-covered, stuffed animals).

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Welcome to Ozark Critters

Ozark Critters provides a cursory overview of the vast diversity of life within the beautiful region known as the Ozarks. The Ozark critters, creatures, beasts, varmints and other wildlife mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg when speaking of the Ozarks' biodiversities. The breadth of available information on the 'Ozark Mountain region' would fill several hundreds of web pages, if not more. We merely hope to serve as a launching point for your further pursuit of knowledge on the subject.

The Ozarks (or Ozark Mountains)

"The Ozarks (also referred to as the Ozark Mountains or the Ozark Plateau) is a physiographic, geologic and cultural highland region of the central United States. It covers much of the southern half of Missouri and an extensive portion of northwest and north central Arkansas. The region also extends westward into extreme southeast Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma."

"Although sometimes referred to as the Ozark Mountains, the region is a high and deeply dissected plateau. Geologically, the area is a broad dome around the Saint Francois Mountains. The Ozark Highlands area, the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the Black Hills of South Dakota are the only major highland regions in the U.S. between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains. The Ozarks and Ouachitas are sometimes referred to collectively. For example, the ecoregion called Ozark Mountain Forests includes the Ouachita Mountains, although the Arkansas River valley and the Ouachitas, both south of the Boston Mountains, are not usually considered part of the Ozarks."

"The_Ozarks." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 05 Feb. 2007. (Reference.com http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/The_Ozarks)

Ozark News Pluckings

  • PBS series will tell soldiers’ stories from ‘The Great War’

    "If you want to know what Ozark County men did during World War I, you should watch PBS’s American Experience “The Great War,” a three-part, six-hour series that begins at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10."

  • 30th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference Scheduled April 14-16

    "Since the late 1980s, when the late Ufologist Lucius O. Farish founded the Ozark UFO Conference, it has been a gathering place for the top experts and investigators in the field of UFOs, extraterrestrials, lost civilizations, crop circles and otherworldly phenomenon."

  • The 5 Best Hikes in Missouri

    "The wooded Ozark Mountain Range and native grassland prairies dominate Missouri's landscape, and more than 1,000 miles of trails give hikers the opportunity to explore the state's great outdoors. We've highlighted five great hikes based on recommendations from Trails.com and Missouri State Parks to show you some of the best of what the “Show Me” State has to offer."

  • The 5 Greatest Hikes in Arkansas

    "The Natural State - a fitting nickname for Arkansas, which is known for its expansive and diverse wilderness areas that feature limestone caves, forests, rivers, hot springs, and mountains."


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