From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
June 2003 Issue

Back Cover

Just Fishing

image of couple boatingSummer is a great time to spend a lazy day angling for catfish on the Missouri River, as this couple is doing near St. Joseph. The Conservation Department maintains public access facilities at many points along the Missouri River, providing countless recreational opportunities for anglers, boaters and river explorers across the state.

Also in this issue

Amazing Assassins

They're deadly predators, and a few species of assassin bugs may even be dangerous to humans.


What would a Missouri summer be without a good, old-fashioned frog hunt?

Damascus Knives

Reviving an ancient art in Missouri.

The Big Fishy

Pioneers dubbed the Missouri River the "Big Muddy." A better name might have been... "The Big Fishy".

Elbow Room for Missouri's Great Rivers

Protecting urban food plains is good for both people and nature

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