From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
November 1998 Issue

Back Cover

Green-winged teal

A male green-winged teal searches shallow water for seeds, aquatic insects, crustaceans and mollusks. Smallest of the puddle or dabbling ducks, green-winged teal commonly winter in southern Missouri, when they can find open, unfrozen water. -- Jim Rathert

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How Much is a Tree Worth?

Chances are good you're not getting top dollar from your forest.

Passing Time and the Jug

One evening, over 200 years ago, settlers trekking through what would later become Tennessee observed two oddities at once. Above them, the partially eclipsed moon shone red. And below, in a valley, a Cherokee clan was hooting, firing rifles and banging kettles and bells. The Cherokee believed a monstrous frog was devouring the moon, and they hoped to scare the frog away.

The Hunt

A timeless tradition passes from father to daughter.

A Winter Fishing Lesson

Icy trout parks provide practice waters for budding fly fishers.

Deer Camp

People come together to share and savor their hunting tradition.

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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