Missouri Conservationist Magazine

Gigging season on an Ozark Stream

Fish Gigging: An Ozark Tradition

The arrival of summer gets Missourians out floating streams, spending time at the lake, and catching catfish. Fall and winter bring deer season, duck hunting, and an Ozark tradition called “gigging.”

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Orchard Oriole

Bringing Back the Birds: Full Life-Cycle Bird Conservation

While we may think of birds that reside in our state as Missouri’s birds, in reality many of those birds are migratory and can spend nearly eight months of the year in different countries.

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Julian Courtois

A Tale of Two Mentors

Do you know a youngster with a spark for hunting? Pass that torch.

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Morris Ratliff

When Chronic Wasting Disease Hits Home

Landowners partner with the Department of Conservation to protect our white-tailed deer herd.

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