American Bass Anglers Division 126 will hold a qualifying tournament Saturday, April 29, on Stockton Lake, launching out of Old State Park. Registration will begin at the ramp at 5 a.m. with a safety and rules briefing at 6 a.m. followed by partner pairing. Weigh-in will begin shortly after 3 p.m. at the launch site.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Steven Wengler of St. Louis became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he snagged a skipjack herring on the Mississippi River. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Wengler on April 17 weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces. Wengler’s recent catch broke the previous state record
by Trish Yasger We’re continuing to get rain, so flows remain good and the fish have moved up. Snagging is good on both Truman and Lake of the Ozarks and we’re continuing to see the large females. However, it’s starting to slow down which is typical at the end of the season as people move
They call it “ocular migraine” but that is a poor name for something that is awful. I know… I have lived with it for more than 50 years. I am writing about it now because I know others have it and have no idea what it is. I particularly want parents to know if the
MOST COMMON JAYWALKER – The three-toed box turtle is a species often seen crossing roads in Missouri during April and May. MDC encourages motorists to slow down when they see a turtle in the road and check to be sure they can safely steer around it.
The experts at Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants LLC (HSRC) share the concerns of the National Wild Turkey Federation and urge hunters not to get caught up in the dangerous method of turkey hunting called “fanning”. This technique is being promoted by a number of hunting video producers and decoy manufacturers. Any time a hunter
New hunting-zone boundaries approved in 2016 will be implemented beginning this year. At its April 7 meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for the upcoming 2017 migratory-game-bird hunting season and 2017-2018 waterfowl hunting season. 2017 Migratory game bird hunting Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared Doves, and White-Winged Doves
It was back in a time when I was able to leap small mountains in only two or three bounds, and climb up rock hillsides with a shotgun on my back. There we were, just out of our tent drinking coffee, out in the middle of the Ozark National Forestland of Arkansas, in the wilds
by Trish Yasger With all of the rains we’ve had we are seeing good flows and the fish are moving up. Snagging is good on both Truman and Lake of the Ozarks – we’re seeing several limits on Lake of the Ozarks. With the increase in flow we are seeing the Truman fish run up
According to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters harvested 4,060 birds during the 2017 spring youth season, April 8 and 9. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 118 birds harvested, Callaway with 91 and Gasconade with 87. Young hunters checked 4,167 turkeys during last year’s youth weekend. For county-specific