From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
January 2003 Issue

Back Cover

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

image of deerIn winter, white-tailed deer tend to move about broadly in search of food, usually looking for acorns in the leaf litter of the forest floor or woody browse in brushy areas. As they move, deer can occasionally be seen in open areas. The deer in this photo were spotted in an Ozark glade. Even during this period of increased movement, however, deer will retreat to cover if they sense danger.

Also in this issue

Ancient Wood Uncovered

The log your canoe bumps in a stream may be much older than you might imagine 8 forests in a looking glass.

Missouri's Unsung Green Giant

Ernest J. Palmer unearthed and organized Missouri's botanical riches.

The Beginning Fly Tier

Create the baits that lure the fish that grace your table.

Forest in a Looking Glass

Compiling a century of data on our Ozark forests.

River Robber

The alligator gar is Missouri's largest and most fascinating fish.

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2001–2002

This summary of the Annual Report is a snapshot of the Conservation Department's financial transactions and year-long accomplishments from July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002.

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
Circulation - Laura Scheuler