From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
August 2000 Issue

Back Cover


Farm Ponds

Missouri's numberless farm ponds are bulging with fish. You can plug for bass, bug for bluegill or throw out a worm for almost any species, including crappie and catfish. Landowners who want to squeeze more fishing fun from ponds on their property should consult the "Missouri Pond Handbook," available free from the Conservation Department Distribution Center, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180.

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This genus of giants contains plants with legendary qualities.

Why'd I miss that bird?

Do you know how your shotgun performs with different loads?

Young boy with harvested dove.

Doves, Kids and Hunting

No beeps, buzzers or bad guys - just fields of wholesome fun.

Missouri's Savannas and Woodlands

Scattered, open-grown oaks with large, spreading branches are characteristic savanna trees. Prescribed fire is an essential tool in savanna and woodland management.

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This Issue's Staff:

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 - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer