From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
November 2004 Issue

Back Cover

The Eagle State

image of American Bald eagleAn adult bald eagle scans the clear waters of the Niangua River for fish. Only adult eagles--at least 4 or 5 years old--have the white head distinctive of the species. Decades ago eagles wintered in Missouri but nested elsewhere. We now have more than 50 nesting pairs in Missouri. --Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Fight for Survival

Long-lived sturgeon face many challenges.

Do Pigs Have Wings?

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing wax Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings" - Lewis Carroll

Show Me a Story

Children's books are springboards to family outdoor adventures.

Renaissance at Snake Ridge

Dick and Esther Myers work to improve land neglected for nearly a century.

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

Trophy Does

Whether you hunt for food or sport, mature does make tempting targets.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Director - Ara Clark
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Laura Scheuler