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

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Missouri Conservationist
PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Fishing Memories

Autumn Angling Adventures Await can be seen in the October issue, starting on Page 11.

Nostalgia and Inspiration

I grew up in Missouri and the two things I loved most as a child were being outside and reading. We only subscribed to two publications at home — Reader’s Digest and the Missouri Conservationist, and I read both from cover to cover, every issue, from the time I learned to read, until I left home.

I moved to Georgia in my early 20s and haven’t thought about the Conservationist in years (maybe decades), until this morning. I won’t bore you with the mental path that led me to it, but as soon as I got to my desk, I looked it up online, fully expecting to find that it hadn’t been published in years. I was so happy to see it’s still alive and well! Not only as a reader, but also as a magazine publisher myself, it gives me a boost to see other publications thriving. If others can survive, so can mine.

I flipped through your September issue and then flipped through it again — what a great magazine! It not only reminded me of growing up in Missouri and the happier moments of my childhood, but it also gave me ideas for content for my own magazine.

Amy Thurman, Georgia

Reliving Fishing Memories

As a 90-year-old former angler, I loved your article about fall fishing in Missouri (Autumn Angling Adventures Await, October, Page 11). It was the next best thing to actually being there. Not being able to fish in the fall in Missouri (especially on Table Rock Lake) is one of the few things I really miss because of my lack of mobility. Keep up your good work!

Marv Fremerman, Springfield

Places to Go

For years I have collected the Places to Go section of the Missouri Conservationist in a binder for further reference when I am planning a trip somewhere in Missouri. We are so blessed by the unbelievable number of opportunities to experience natural areas of all types in our amazing state, and Places to Go provides enough information to help me know where these places are and what to expect.

Suzanne Rush, Farley

The Conservationist Travels

When I visit my in-laws in their retirement village in South Africa, I usually take a stack of magazines to read including my Missouri Conservationist. When I’m finished with them, I leave them in the library for others to enjoy.

On our most recent visit, a lady sought me out to tell me how much she enjoyed the Missouri Conservationist magazines I left there last December and how lucky we are to have such a high-quality magazine offered to us. I will make sure to save up all my old copies to take there on my next trip, too.

Diana Griffiths, 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 Manager - Laura Scheuler