From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
September 2011 Issue

I Am Conservation

i am conservation 09-2011

Ben Price and his dad, Randy Price, enjoy an opening-day teal hunt at Fountain Grove Conservation Area in Linn County. ”Dad and I have been hunting ducks together for several years now,” said Ben Price. “Some of my earliest childhood memories are of tromping through the woods together early in the morning to get to the blind. As the years have gone by, I’ve learned to appreciate spending time with my dad in the duck blind, and teal hunting gives us a great opportunity to get out there early in the season and practice before the larger birds head south later in the fall. The fast-moving targets provide a challenging aspect to waterfowl hunting and oftentimes they leave my dad and I laughing at how fast they zoom by without us even getting a shot off.”

—Photo by David Stonner

Also in this issue

Golden Prairie in Barton County

Lighting a Fire for Prairie

For 45 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has sparked public interest in protecting the state's remaining prairie treasures.

Jay Henges shooting range

Aiming for the Future

Missouri's shooting ranges target outdoor skills, safety and the next generation of hunters.

shoemaker conservation area

What's a Healthy Stream?

Learning about aquatic communities through the RAM program.

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 - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler