From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
November 2009 Issue

Back Cover

What is it?

Acorn close up

Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder. The answer is revealed below.


On the back cover and right is an acorn by Noppadol Paothong. Acorns are also known as hard mast. Oak trees produce acorns. Oaks are divided into two groups: red oaks and white oaks. Hard mast is an important source of fall and winter food for many species of wildlife including deer, squirrels and turkey. To learn more about Missouri’s trees and shrubs, visit the links listed below.


Also in this issue

Buck taken in 1948

Evolution of Deer Management

Balancing populations for healthy herds, good hunting and citizen safety requires looking back, looking forward and staying flexible.

On Point for Quail

We steer toward a Missouri Quail Emphasis Area for emphatically fun hunting experiences.

Saving Our Best Streams

The Stream Stewardship Trust Fund helps protect Missouri’s best streams.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor In Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
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