From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
March 1998 Issue

Back Cover

Northern Shovler

A northern shovler drake glides over the shallow marst at Grand Pass Conservation Area near Marshall. Large numbers of waterfowl, many in bright courtship plumage, pause during their northward migration to feed and rest in Missouri's wetlands. -- Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Spot Check for Bass

New regulation allows anglers to harvest more spotted bass.

Strutting His Stuff

A hunter takes a trophy tom as it hams it up for a hen.

Warm Cows & Cool Breezes

Too hot? Too cold? Natural windbreaks provide four-season relief.

An Urban Wildlife Mystery

The answer had to come up and bonk him on the head.

Hitching a Ride

Plants use those pesky, sticky seeds and fruits to expand their range.

Bringing the Boom Back to Missouri

Transplanted prairie chickens reclaim their ancient booming grounds.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Assistant Editor - Charlotte Overby
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 - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer