From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
November 2010 Issue

Back Cover

What Is It?

back cover

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 on the inside of this back cover.

Mallard Duck

mallard duck

On the back cover and right is a male mallard duck by Noppadol Paothong. Females are a mottled brown. Found throughout North America and Eurasia, this large dabbling duck (ducks that feed by tipping upside down to forage in shallow waters) is the ancestor of all domestic ducks except the muscovy. Though they breed in the spring, mallards begin courting in the fall and pairs remain together throughout the winter. For information on waterfowl seasons and regulations, visit

Also in this issue

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Missouri Hatcheries: Growing Success

Using science and stocking to support our angling and natural communities.

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Shepherd of the Hills

A visit to this popular Branson destination reminds Missourians to be thankful for their freedom while they are enjoying the bounty of our natural resources.

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Oh Island, Where Art Thou?

One family's saga captures the ebb and flow of Missouri's historic wetlands.

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This Issue's Staff:

Editor In Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
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