From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
September 2003 Issue

Back Cover

Female Mourning Dove

image of mourning doveIt's easy to see mourning doves in late summer when young birds leaving the nest congregate in large flocks prior to migration. The flocks visit bare fields, where waste grain is abundant. Adults make up a very small percentage of these flocks. -- Jim Rathert

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Little Lost Creek

Enjoy stunning fall color and a variety of woodland habitats less than an hour away from St. Louis.

Skinning and Cleaning a Deer

Ensure tasty venison by properly caring for your downed deer.

Pomme de Terre Muskies

Picture a 4-foot long torpedo, and then add a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth.

Deer Hunting in the "Burbs"

A solution to escalating deer numbers may be as close as your hunting neighbor.


Chad Pregracke devotes his life to cleaning trash from our major rivers.

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This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Les Fortenberry
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Laura Scheuler