From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
September 2002 Issue

Back Cover

Green-wing Teal (Anas crecca)

image of Green-wing tealMissouri's statewide early teal season, which begins at sunrise Sept. 14 and ends at sunset Sept. 22, serves as the opening kickoff to several months of a wide variety of waterfowling opportunities in Missouri. This female green-wing teal appears to be stretching in anticipation of the season. Teal hunters take far more blue-wing teal than green-wing teal. The latter makes up only about 10 percent of the bag.

Also in this issue

The Do-Everything Dog

Generalists, rather than specialists, versatile hunting dogs adapt well to modern hunting.

Clothes Moths Undressed

The secretive clothes moth shares our dwellings and feeds on our clothes.

Bringing Conservation Home

The Conservation Department helps homeschooling families teach their children to respect Missouri's ecosystems.

image of Eastern Collared Lizard

Mountain Boomers Boom Back

Liberated by fire, eastern collared lizards once again inhabit Stegall Mountain.

Tree Topping

Experts agree: It's never a good idea to "top" a tree.

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