Outdoors

Let’s Go Armadillo Hunting

If you live a rural life, you spend enough time outdoors to know how many turkeys there are in your area. It is pretty simple to figure, because wild turkey group together in January to feed and roost – hens, poults and mature gobblers. They all come together and are easy to observe because as

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11-year old angler catches state-record

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that 11-year old Maverick Yoakum of Dixon became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a river redhorse on Tavern Creek using a rod and reel. The new “pole and line” record river redhorse caught by Yoakum on March 4 weighed 10-pounds, 3-ounces. The new

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Come October

To everything there is a season, and in my life, winter has arrived. But heck, I like winter too. The ducks and geese I once followed south are soon to make their trip without me. The yeller suckers I waited for below flowing river shoals each spring will soon come there not knowing I ever

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Snagging report for March 28

by Trish Yasger For Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks and the Osage River (below Bagnell Dam). We’ve been getting rains this past week and water temperatures are slowly warming up. Snaggers have been having good success on lower Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, and the upper Osage River. With the increase in flow

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Snagging Report for March 21

by Tris Yasgar Paddlefish For Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks and the Osage River (below Bagnell Dam). Snagging season got off to a good start. Snaggers did really good on opening day on Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Lake. However, things slowed down during the weekend which is typical early in the season.

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Carter wins and has big bass

It was a cold morning as 39 anglers prepared for the launch of the American Bass Anglers Division 126 bass tournament held on Stockton Lake March 17, 2018. Jay Carter won the tournament with a five-fish limit that weighed 14.17 lbs, anchored with Big Bass of the day, a 5.43 lb largemouth. Carter won $1,135

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You Have a Right to Know

I am looking forward to our outdoorsman’s swap meet this coming Saturday, and hope to meet and talk with many of the readers of this column. If you want to get more information about it, call my office number at the end of this column. It is disappointing to write a column about what is

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MDC reminds snaggers that paddlefish season begins March 15

Missouri’s annual spring paddlefish snagging season is a popular pastime for thousands of snaggers. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), the state’s major paddlefish snagging waters include Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, and Table Rock Lake. The paddlefish snagging season for these and most other waters in the state runs March 15

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MDC and CFM thank deer hunters for Sharing the Harvest

by Joe Jerek The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) thank the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 289,292 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians all around the state. This season’s

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“One More Free Swap Meet”

I think that our first Grizzled Old Outdoorsman’s swap meet took place about ten years ago. But whenever it was, a woman about 80 years old decided that her husband’s fishing gear might make her some money so she brought a bunch of it to the swap meet and sold it all. Some of the

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