By MDC | March 1, 2022
From Missouri Conservationist: March 2022

Letters to the Editor

Submissions reflect readers’ opinions and may be edited for length and clarity. Email or write to us:

Missouri Conservationist
PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Start ‘Em Young

Our youngest granddaughter — 6 months — loves the pictures as much as the older grandkids, and we enjoy sharing the whole magazine with them!

Margery and Garry Ellis, Wentworth

learning to fly

In the December 2021 issue, I read Learning to Fly [Page 22]. I liked learning how to make flies. Thank you for writing the article. I’d like to see more about fly-fishing. I can’t wait for spring to try out the new flies.

Andrei S., via email

Outdoor Adventure

I was happy to see the brief article in the January 2022 issue about a new MDC team focused on expanding nature-based outdoor recreation on conservation areas [Annual Review, Page 23]. I would love to see more promotion of activities, such as hiking, camping, biking, paddling, and rock climbing. By doing so, a whole new generation of people can be exposed to the beauty of our state and enjoy the many recreational opportunities. My husband and I recently spent a lovely half day rock climbing at the newly opened climbing area in Rockwoods Reservation. We were very grateful to have such a nice place to go climbing close to home in St. Louis. We look forward to seeing more areas become open to climbing.

Debbie Frank, St. Louis

leave wildlife wild

A few years ago, we found a fawn alone and hunkered down by our house. It wasn’t long until the mom showed up and led her baby off into the woods. From time to time, they’d pass back by, and we got to watch that fawn grow to maturity.

Mike Marshall, Black

Memories Continue

My dad loved your magazine and always kept a copy on his kitchen table. When I’d visit, he would show me a page or two — he especially loved the What Is It? I think he must have signed me up for a subscription, too, because it started showing up in my mailbox after one particular visit. He passed away about six years ago, but I still get that subscription every month. It’s a welcome reminder of my dad, and I spend days thumbing through the pages at the kitchen table during breakfast. Thanks for making such a wonderful publication.

Andrew Richmond, St. Louis

A Lifelong Reader’s Hope

Since I was born one year after you started publishing in 1938, I can truly say that I’m a lifelong reader. It’s seldom that I don’t read it cover to cover with anticipation and awe of the excellent content and photography. I can only hope my grandchildren and their children can enjoy the fruits of your efforts with an underlying appreciation of the outdoors and environment as I have had the privilege to enjoy.

Dave Pope, via email

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This Issue's Staff

Magazine Manager - Stephanie Thurber
Editor - Angie Daly Morfeld
Associate Editor - Larry Archer
Photography Editor - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Kristie Hilgedick
Staff Writer - Joe Jerek
Staff Writer – Dianne Van Dien
Designer - Shawn Carey
Designer - Marci Porter
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Circulation - Laura Scheuler