From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
August 2006 Issue

Back Cover

Crabby Crayfish

Crayfish, sometimes called crawdads or mudbugs, are excellent bait. Anglers should be careful to release unused crayfish in the same body of water from which they were taken.—Noppadol Paothong

Also in this issue

The "Firsts"

Our most memorable hunts stay with us, especially when shared with family.

Birds of a feather…

The Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative makes big projects possible by drawing on the combined talents of organizations interested in conserving our rich bird life.

All About Captive Wildlife

Know what it takes to keep captive wildlife and exotic animals safely and legally.

Meet Joe Polka

When a volunteer naturalist is this good, we can’t help but brag about him.

Partnerships Put Conservation on the Ground

New additions to B.K. Leach Memorial Conservation Area benefit the public, wildlife and partners alike.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor in Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Director - Cliff White
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Writer/editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Designer - Susan Fine
Circulation - Laura Scheuler