From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
November 2012 Issue

I Am Conservation

“Conservation reaches out to all Missourians,” says Jackie Womack, who grew up in the country near St. Louis and hunted and fished a lot in his childhood. “My brother and I would flush rabbits when we were kids,” says Womack.i am conservation “Us 8- or 9-year-olds could get more rabbits than my dad and granddad could get.” Jackie raised his two children, Michael and Christina, to appreciate the outdoors through target shooting, hunting and fishing. Sports they still take partake in today. “The best thing about the Conservation Department is that it is available to all Missourians. Everyone can take part if they wish, from shooting clinics, places to hunt, ponds to fish and outdoors to explore.” —Photo by David Stonner

Also in this issue

Bob Hinds's farm near Willow Springs

Growth Industry

For nearly a half a century, three Missourians have been planting trees from the George O. White State Forest Nursery in Texas County.

Craig Alderman of Buffalo, MO

Quail and Beyond

Building better habitat for all upland wildlife

Native Grasses

The Grass IS Greener!

This summer’s drought shows the importance of native warm-season grasses.

White Tailed Deer

Venison, Woods-to-Table Taste Sensation

Learn how to make two venison dishes by the author of Cooking Wild.

Sturgeon

Saving our Sturgeon

Raising and releasing mighty fish for big rivers

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