Outdoors

Learning More About Wild Birds

It is time for more nature stuff for all the master naturalists out there. If you haven’t paid your money and don’t hold an officially authorized Missouri Department of Conservation Master Naturalist certificate, you can play along here anyway just as an amateur naturalist. Or you can come and sit on my back porch with

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Japanese beetles, EAB wreak havoc on Missouri’s plants, trees

The two pests look similar to one another, but are easy to tell apart. The Japanese beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) are two invasive insects that are wreaking havoc on Missouri’s plants and trees. To the untrained eye, these two pests may look similar to one another. However, there are a few easy

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The Hooky Monster

Imagine that you are floating down a peaceful river and there is a 40-pound raccoon in a tree limb above the water. As you pass he loses his balance and falls into the water, 20 feet below. Imagine, if you can, what that would sound like. I was floating down the river just like that

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Fishing report for June 29

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm Fishing with trotlines especially has been good. I haven’t heard of too much luck with rod and reel fishing but with trotlining they have been using the big carp for bait going after the giant flatheads. I don’t know any weights but I know they were successful

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Stockton Lake determines champions

ABA Division 126 completed their 2017 season with the two-Day Championship on Stockton Lake June 24-25. This tournament determined D126 Stockton Lake Champion of the Year – Mike Dill, D126 Angler of the Year – Eric Craft and of course the winner of the tournament – Jay Carter. Carter’s total 2-day weight was 22.5. Second

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Conservation Commission Action

The Missouri Conservation Commission met on Thursday, June 22, for its closed executive session, and on Friday, June 23, for its regular open meeting at the MDC St. Louis Regional Office at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Highway D in St. Charles. Commissioners present were: • Approved the advertisement and sale of

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Stockton Lake Championship this weekend

Division 126 of the American Bass Anglers AFT will hold the Stockton Lake Championship tournament June 24-25. Anglers must qualify for this event by fishing a minimum of four 1-day tournaments in any AFT Division. The event will begin Saturday, June 24, at Old State Park where registration, sign-in and partner draw will take place.

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Fishing Report for June 22

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm The only thing I know some people were catching what they called blue cats at Schell Monday on nightcrawlers. ElDo Report by Ruth Foreman R&R Sporting & Tackle They caught quite a few catfish up at Schell Monday in the river on worms. They said the river

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Fishing report for June 15

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm The fishing is good. The catch is slow. They’ve caught a few good fish. Don’t get me wrong. One of the guys caught one Monday that weighed 30 lbs. But they are not setting a new world record, either. I’ve got three people who have been rod

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