From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
April 2000 Issue

Back Cover

Blue-winged teal (Anas discors)

A blue-winged teal drake in breeding plumage glides through the calm waters of a western Missouri marsh. Although many species of ducks migrate in late February and March, blue-wing teal migrations peak in April and continues through May. Blue-winged teal are among the first waterfowl to migrate southward in the fall.--Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Trolling! Trolling! Trolling!

Seeking harmony in your fishing life? Try singing the trolling song.

Lord Byron Had Something Going

Seeking poetry amid briars and ticks in the turkey woods.

The Bear Truth

Curious, plump and cute, they're also dangerous animals.

Heavy Weight Tournaments

Huge catfish are pulling more anglers into river competitions.

Making Room at the Top

Improved trimming practices favor trees--and utility wires.

This Issue's Staff:

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