From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
January 2009 Issue

Back Cover

“I am Conservation”

Mike “Tater” Haviland, of Neosho, considers himself an avid cook of wild game. “The most requested dish is my butterflied venison backstraps, marinated in Dales Seasoning, stuffed with jalapeno pepper, cream cheese, bell pepper, bacon wrapped, and then grilled over mesquite,” said Haviland. “The other famous recipe I make isn’t a wild game recipe, but I always use it as a side dish.” It’s camp potatoes, hence Haviland’s nickname. “I have been hunting as long as I can remember, and I cook wild game throughout the year.” —Photo by David Stonner

Also in this issue

Missouri's Raptors

Eagles, hawks, falcons and vultures captivate us with their power and grace.

An Ordinary Outdoor Girl

Accessible Conservation facilities allow Tori and others with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors.

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2007–2008

This summary of the Annual Report highlights the Conservation Department’s accomplishments and expenditures from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor In Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Director - Cliff White
Writer/Editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler