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From Missouri Conservationist: Sep 1997

image of mourning doveMourning Dove

This young mourning dove perches near a ripe sunflower seed head. Thousands of doves, mostly young of the year, congregate in wheat, sunflower and other grain fields where they provide ample challenge to wing shots from September 1 through October 30. -- Jim Rathert

This Issue's Staff

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant 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 - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer