Monday, March 31, 2014

Got Nature? "Missouri Conservationist" and Missouri Department of Conservation "Xplor" Magazines Do – For Free

One of the benefits of belonging to a Show-Me State household is receiving free magazines from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

For almost two decades, my family and I have looked forward each month to receiving the monthly Missouri Conservationist (ISSN 0026-6515) in the mail. "The Missouri Conservationist" is a glossy 34-page magazine dedicated to “serving nature and you.”  

The cover (like the one from March 2014) and inside photos are bright and lovely, and the contents are even better. My husband keeps up with the state’s current hunting and fishing regulations and calendar. I enjoy reading articles about Missouri’s flora and fauna. Here’s a link.

For the past several years we also have subscribed to the every-other-month "Xplor," “adventures in nature,” free (34-page) magazine for our grandson. He (and we) have learned a lot about nature from "Xplor" magazine. 

An article appeared in the October/November issue on “Missouri’s Vampire Hunters,” (leeches, ticks, mosquitoes, bats, and the red-footed cannibalflies). The same issue featured the ever-fascinating article, “Survive a Zombie Apocalypse,” which gave instructions on hot to: light a fire, build a lean-to, gather food, and find water. Informative and fun!

Missouri households can subscribe online at http://mdc.mo.gov/node/9087

Don’t live in Missouri? Non-Missouri households can download the magazine for free.


Happy reading!

16 comments:

  1. We have taken this for long while. This month's had an article from a man in our town. Lovely pictures usually. Oh, thanks for the comment on my blog. Your thoughts on my "cooking pot" gave me a great chuckle today!!!!

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    1. That article is a great one. In fact, my sister called me last night and asked if I had read it. Your neighbor did a wonderful job writing it. It was inspiring and good news for all--except the two turkeys.

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  2. I love the Missouri Conservationist. I went to school with David Bessenger, who has been a regular contributor of artwork to the magazine for many years.

    Unfortunately, we must have forgotten to send back that card one year that said we wanted to keep receiving it. I need to get it started again. Thanks for reminding me.

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    1. You are welcome. I'm always happy to help.

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  3. Donna, You post the most interesting and helpful things. Thanks for this!

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    1. You are most welcome, Marcia. It's a great magazine.

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  4. These magazines are interesting and the photos are a delight.

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  5. Thanks Donna - I'll have to subscribe. I was waiting for you to say that you had an article published in one of them!

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    2. Hi Lynn,
      I wish I had an article published in one of them. Of course, that would mean I'd need to write something then submit it--but I'd most likely get rejected.

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  6. Missouri Conservationist is a wonderful publication. I especially love the wildlife photos. Beautiful!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  7. I'm always impressed with every issue. Do you also subscribe to River Hills Traveler? That is also one of my husband's favorites!

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