From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
August 2002 Issue

Back Cover

Fishing Better Than Fair

image of father and son fishing

Few sports bring families together more successfully than fishing. This father and son teamed up for more angling fun at a fishing fair at August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, near St. Louis. Expanded urban and suburban fishing programs and opportunities fulfill a promise to Missourians, who showed their support for Design for Conservation in 1976.

Also in this issue

How Big Was That Deer?

As far back as the stone age, hunters have been struck by the gleam of antlers.

Missouri's Mud-daubers

They use mud like concrete to create a larder for their offspring.

Down In The Pawpaw Patch

Wildlife, including opossum, raccoons, quail, turkeys, eastern kingbirds, catbirds, robins, veeries and red-eyed vireos, relish this fruit. To beat the animals to the fruit, some people pick it while it's still on the tree. Ripeness, however, can't be judged by the color. The only dependable sign is a slight softening of the fruit.

A Shotgun Approach

Finding the perfect gun for hunting or recreational shooting.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Les Fortenberry
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Bertha Bainer