From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
March 2005 Issue

Back Cover

Spring tonic

Warm spring weather wakes hibernating anglers and sends them to rivers and lakes to feed their spirit. Will the fish bite today? It doesn't matter. -- Cliff White

Also in this issue

Missouri's Most Irritating Plant

For instigating itches, rashes and discomfort, few plants can compete with poison ivy.

Manage Missouri's Catfish

A plan proposes managing each catfish species separately to improve catfishing across the state.

The Patron "Saint" of Panfish Anglers

A panfishing float on the St. Francis River has many redeeming qualities.

Watch Those Lines!

Set-line abuse wastes fish and endangers others.

Nature's Praying Predator

Going eye to eye with the dragon of the insect world.

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