From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
September 1997 Issue

Back Cover

image of mourning doveMourning Dove

This young mourning dove perches near a ripe sunflower seed head. Thousands of doves, mostly young of the year, congregate in wheat, sunflower and other grain fields where they provide ample challenge to wing shots from September 1 through October 30. -- Jim Rathert

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They call him King Ruff

It takes dedication to hunt these wily birds.

Watching Wildlife

Missouri supports a fascinating array of wildlife.

Tree City USA: A Foundation For Better Tree Care

This community improvement program is sponsored by the national Arbor Day Foundation and other community and conservation organizations.

She says: He says

Two Conservationist staff members......recall their Ozark trout fishing trip.

Rare Birds

Migrating birds occasionally wind up where they never intended to travel.

And More...

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This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Tracy Ritter
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer