From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
August 2003 Issue

Back Cover

Doe and fawn

image of doe with fawnA doe and her spotted fawn linger in a field of native grasses. With food plentiful, a deer’s primary concerns in August are keeping cool and finding water to drink. In a few months, however, deer movement will increase as the annual rut forces deer to focus on finding suitable mates for the next reproductive cycle.

Also in this issue

A License to Fish

First they fished for food and for the market, then people discovered the joy of sport fishing.

Wild Turkeys and Creeks

Missouri's many turkey placenames attest to the historical importance of the big birds.

High School Students Go WILD!

Wild Game 101 teaches students to appreciate the flavor and value of wild game.

Making Mussels

Biologists help strengthen mussel populations, turning back the tide of extinction.

Little Trees, Big Benefits

When it comes to trees, bigger isn't always better.

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 - Laura Scheuler