From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
October 2001 Issue

Back Cover

Fall Color

The physical explanation for color change - declining colorphyll in leaves caused by cooler temperatures and shortening days - doesn't spark the human imagination. How much more satisfying to suppose that Mother Nature, operating like clockwork through the seasons, wants to end each cycle with a grand flourish. Before they slip away, she paints her leaves in bright, party colors. It's payday for her workers - and for us!

Also in this issue

Mining Gravel and Protecting Streams

A few safeguards allow you to take gravel without damaging the stream or nearby property.

Forests on the Fringe

North, south, east and west all influence Missouri's woodlands.

Hunting with a Muzzleloading Shotgun

From hunting doves to tagging turkeys, a muzzleloading scattergun offers fun and challenge.

turkey hunting

Shotgun Wedding

Fall turkey hunting is nothing to brag about, except when you shoot a turkey.

Father and Son Deer Hunting.

Deer Hunting Basics

Step into the woods, aim and fire. Oh, if it were only so easy!

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar

Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks

Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer

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