From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
December 2004 Issue

Back Cover

Doe in snow

image of doe in snowMissouri has a strong, healthy deer herd. New regulations in place this fall encourage the harvest of does and protect smaller bucks, allowing them time to grow larger. --Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

The Beagle Boogie

Steady training and practice turns mixed-breed beagles into efficient rabbit dogs.

Putting Native Plants to Work

These natural tools make your landscape beautiful, resilient, and useful to wildlife.

Grassroots Works for Grasslands

Protecting valuable prairie lands and the creatures that live on them.

Partners in Rural Fire Protection

Rural volunteer firefighters sacrifice their time and safety, and deserve our sincere thanks.

Nodaway Valley

This northern Missouri conservation area attracts waterfowl by the thousands.

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