From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
October 2003 Issue

Back Cover

Natural High

image of Stegall Mountain Natural AreaStegall Mountain Natural Area in Carter County contains a rich complex of igneous glades. Visitors to the area this fall can amble among small, pink-hued rhyolite boulders interspersed with pockets of colorful sumac and little bluestem. --Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Trimming the Herd

Successful deer management depends on the cooperation of hunters, landowners and communities.

Grandpa, Coons and Sharp

Bridging the generation gap on a late night raccoon hunt

The Farm Bill and Missouri Landowners

The new Farm Bill makes it easy - and sometimes profitable - to improve wildlife habitat on your property.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

The Real Secrets to Deer Hunting Success

The one thing you absolutely have to know to consistently take deer.

Photo of a male red-winged blackbird singing

Birds of a Feather

Trouble ensues when blackbirds, cowbirds, starlings and grackles flock together.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
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