From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
May 2002 Issue

Back Cover

image of Northern bobwhiteNorthern bobwhite

Hunters in Missouri and throughout the bobwhite quail's range want to know why they don't see as many of their favorite game birds as they used to. Quail population dynamics are complex human land use, weather, predation and other factors all affect quail numbers. Wildlife biologists have determined that quail thrive where there is a mix of brushy cover and annual and perennial legumes, broadleaved weeds and grasses.

Also in this issue

It's A Natural!

Conservation Nature Centers serve as portals to Missouri's outdoors.

The Amazing Ichneumon

A ruthless parasite helps control insect pests.

Creating Quality Quail Habitat

Those who love these feisty birds do all they can to make them feel welcome.

Image of a rock bass

Rock Bass: Panfish Supreme

Abundant, easy to catch, hard-fighting and superb eating - rock bass are designed to please.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
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