From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
February 2005 Issue

Back Cover

Easy Meal

A juvenile red-shouldered hawk stands over a crappie on the bank of the Osage River below Bagnell Dam. One of the many bald eagles wintering below the dam had dropped the fish. The hawk was so intent on taking advantage of this opportunistic meal that I was able to approach it and take its picture. --Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

2005 Wildlife Code Changes

Each year, the Regulations Committee of the Missouri Department of Conservation reviews all the rules in the Wildlife Code of Missouri.

Wood is Good, Even for Quail!

One day a year with a chainsaw can boost quail numbers on your property.


Saltwater gear is the norm for Missouri's biggest game fish.

Kansas City Urban Ranger Corps setting up camp

Conservation Camping

Prime camping opportunities await you on many Conservation Department areas.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - TomCwynar
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Editor - 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