From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
January 1996 Issue

Back Cover

Pickle Springs Natural Area

A winter hike along the trail at the Conservation Department's Pickle Springs Natural Area near Farmington revealed these spectacular ice formations. -- Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

The Wild Side

Where would you want to hibernate if you were a wild animal?

A Summary of the Missouri Department of Conservation's Annual Report

The Status of some of Missouri's natural resources are improving, while others continue to decline, largely because of the loss of habitat brought about by development.

Quail Hunting Without Dogs

Quail hunting without dogs is mostly a lot of walking for a few difficult shots at speedy targets, but sporting nonetheless.

Broadsides from the Ozarks

Sue Hubbell left her job as a librarian at an eastern university and found life in the Ozarks with 300 hives of bees and a newspaper column.

The Mystery of the Donut's Hole

Little is known about the biology and behavior of camel crickets.

Saying Goodbye to the McGuffin

It was like a marriage. We merged personalities and became as one. Guff and I, a couple of old dogs, scarred and stiff and comfortable with each other.

City Slicker Fishing

The Conservation Department's urban fishing programs are among the best in the nation.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Director - Dickson Stauffer
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Composition - Kevin Binkley
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Paul Childress
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer