From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
January 1997 Issue

Back Cover

Ice Fishing

A frozen pond, a box of wax worms for bait, light tackle and the necessary fishing permit are all that's required for great wintertime fun. These six-to-eight-inch panfish will satisfy anyone's off-season craving for fresh fish. Don't take chances on too-thin ice. - Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Winding 'er Up

Some quail seasons are self limiting.


A nocturnal light with a 100-year history glows along the Missouri Oklahoma border.

1997 Wildlife Code Changes

The rule changes that appear in the 1997 Wildlife Code and become effective March 1, 1997 are highlighted in this summary.

Let It Snow!

Some animals change their appearance to prepare for winter, while others simply use the snow as insulation.

War Was NEVER So Sweet

In 1839, Missouri and Iowa mobilized their ragtag militias, ready to start shooting over a tree full of honey.

No Caws for Alarm!

Henry Ward Beecher noted that if men had wings and bore black feathers, few would be clever enough to be crows.

An Old Dog Can Learn

His first season as a trapper was a financial disaster, but he was far richer in other ways.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Tracy Ritter
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Composition - Kevin Binkley
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer