Outdoors

Memories of Crooked Creek

On my way to speak to a group in Mt. Home a few nights ago, I crossed Crooked Creek near Yellville. For some reason it caused my heart to ache a little for another time. I lived in north Arkansas for about 25 years, and Crooked Creek was a special place, the little river where

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Justin Delk wins Stockton Lake tournament

Only four 5-fish limits came to the scales in American Bass Anglers Stockton Lake D126 tournament Saturday, June 23. Justin Delk topped the leader board with 14.75 lbs anchored with a 4.26 lb big bass. That wasn’t quite good enough for Big Bass honors as Jay Carter’s big bass tipped the scales at 5.04 lbs

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Cooperative efforts producing positive results, but more work still needed

MDC, USDA still seeking citizen help in feral hog elimination Missouri’s feral hog elimination efforts are producing encouraging numbers, but experts know there’s more work to be done. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other members of the Missouri Feral Hog Partnership are continuing their search for these

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More Regulations

The Missouri Department of Conservation has recently handed out new regulations for the upcoming fall deer season which includes telling anyone who puts out mineral blocks, salt blocks or wildlife feed that they can no longer do so.  Good luck with that. Such a regulation shows just how far the MDC has moved away from

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MDC sets CWD sampling efforts for upcoming deer season

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas. MDC confirmed 33 new cases of CWD following the testing of

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MDC accepting applications for next class

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is accepting online applications from June 25 through Aug. 5 for its next class of conservation agent trainees. To apply — and for more information including salary range, duties and responsibilities, degree requirements, qualifications, and special-ability requirements — visit the MDC website directly at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZcS. Applicants can also go

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ABA tournament on Stockton Saturday

Thirty plus of the best bass anglers in the Ozarks are expected to converge on Stockton Lake Saturday morning, June 23, for the American Bass Anglers AFT qualifying tournament. Launch site is Hartley Ramp (Old State Park). Registration can be done at the ramp starting at 4:30 a.m. Weigh-in will be shortly after 2:30 p.m.

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Larry Dablemont OUTDOOR WRITER – PHOTOGRAPHER

You get to thinking you have seen everything in the outdoors when you get to my age, but this past week my daughter Christy and I were on the river when we saw something way out of the realm of reality. There was a doe and a newborn fawn along the shore, beneath a high

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Sedalia angler hooks state-record goldeye

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that Kerry Glenn of Sedalia became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a goldeye on Truman Lake using a rod and reel. The new “pole and line” record goldeye caught by Glenn on May 25 weighed 2 pounds, 2 ounces. It broke the previous

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Apply starting July 1 for MDC managed deer hunts

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public areas. Some managed

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