From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
October 1996 Issue

Back Cover

Migrating Ducks

Each October, hundreds of thousands of migrating ducks return to Missouri's wetlands. As many as 20 species regularly pass through the state, bringing enjoyment and recreation to birders and hunters alike. Large flights of mallards, like these at Otter Slough Conservation Area near Dexter, create some of the best waterfowl hunting during late October and early November. -- Jim Rather



Also in this issue

Living With Nature

Missouri writer William Least Heat-Moon looks for his roots in the prairie soils of the Midwest.

Sleepers Through Time

Making the wooden ties that railroads use once required a strong back, a sharp eye and a steady hand.

Holiday Gift Giving

See history in the core of a tree & look at MDC holiday gift ideas.

50 Years of Archery Deer Hunting

It has been a half-century since Missourians took up the bow and arrow for modern-day deer hunts.

Kids and Whitewater

Eleven-year-old Jesse Murphy says, "There's this one girl - she's always bragging about how she went on the Current."

Way of the Willow

To be healthy, streams must be mantled in trees, shrubs and grasses.

Tree Rings

See history in the core of a tree.

Ungainly Aviators

Hunting for rails takes place when the heat of summer is still on the marsh.

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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
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer