Outdoors

A News Flash From the MDC

It is not the change in climate that will destroy the United States… it is the awful change in people. Anyone who wants to fish with me on the wilderness lake in Northwest Ontario can join me. The plane leaves Nestor Falls Ontario on morning of Aug. 12. The cost is $500 per person for

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Fishing Report for Aug. 10

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm We have some local campers who have been trotlining. They actually hauled in a 91 lb. white cat Saturday. They said the pictures are all over facebook and the internet. They were using brown carp. I know that’s what they bought from us. I’d say they know

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Miracle on a Cedar Limb

Sometimes you have to just figure that the Great Creator fixed something especially for you to see and experience. I know most of my readers feel that way. Chances are you have felt His attention at some time or another in your life, maybe lots of times. The more time you spend outdoors alone, in

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Fishing Report for Aug. 3

ElDo Report by Ruth Foreman R&R Sporting & Tackle They are fishing for big catfish using big bait in the Osage. A couple of weeks ago they had one that weighed 30 lbs. and a couple that weighed 20 lbs. They bait their trotlines in the evening and run them in the morning to help

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Managed hunts

Remember to apply for managed deer hunts this month. You can apply through July 31. Learn more at:  https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/deer/deer-managed-hunts.

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A New Book From an Old Naturalist

Last week or the week before I asked if anyone could guess what bright red bird is commonly seen in the Ozarks during the summer besides the cardinal. The answer is the summer tanager. And if you occasionally see a bright blue bird that is smaller than a bluebird, with almost a metallic blue sheen,

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Fishing Report for July 27

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm We still have a few people trying to fish. We have some people who will go crappie fishing over on Truman tomorrow (Wednesday). I had a guy in earlier who was rod an reel fishing. He had some bites but no luck. He was going to go

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Snakebites on a rise in Missouri

by Kevin Patrick Allen It’s being called a byproduct of heavy rains in Missouri earlier this year – snake bites are on the rise. The state is home to five types of venomous snakes: copperhead, water moccasin, timber rattler, pygmy rattler and massasauga rattler. The most common is the copperhead. Julie Weber, director of the

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Greentop angler catches state-record green sunfish

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Bowen Dockery of Greentop became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he caught a green sunfish on a private pond in Schuyler County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Dockery on July 5 weighed 1 pound, 3 ounces. Dockery’s recent catch broke the previous

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Fishing report for July 20

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm We have had reports of people trotlining in the South Lake over at Schell using goldfish. Both of them have been catching channel cats and white cats. Not much size. Five to 10 lbs. has been biggest anybody has reported. I just sold some minnows but I

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