Outdoors

The Best Tackle For You

There are many people out there who want to learn to fish, and many who have been fishing for years, who have questions about the right tackle. One of the most-asked questions is…What should I get to fish with? Every guide knows that the success of a fisherman who hires him depends to a great

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Mike Dill wins ABA on Stockton

Greenfield angler Mike Dill came out on top of a very tight top 10 places at Saturday’s American Bass Angler D126 tournament on Stockton Lake. Dill’s catch tipped the scales at 13.52 lbs, anchored with Big Bass that went 5.82 lbs. He took $990 for his efforts. Scott Lawson was not far behind with 13

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A Meeting with the Director

I met last week with Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sara Pauley for several hours at my Panther Creek Kids retreat. I have some hope and some doubts. But she asked that I send her some proposals as to projects where she can work with me to make needed, positive steps for real conservation. I

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Snagging report for April 17

by Trish Yasger For Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks and the Osage River (below Bagnell Dam). It’s mid-April and we got some snow again last weekend. Surface water temperatures are still cold, we’re finally about 50F at the surface. We haven’t gotten much rain and have seen a decrease in flow. Despite this, snaggers

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Snagging report for April 11

by Trish Yasger For Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks and the Osage River (below Bagnell Dam). The strange weather continues, it’s mid-April and surface water temperatures are still below 50F at the surface! We haven’t gotten much rain and have seen a decrease in flow. Unfortunately, the snow we got is keeping water temperatures

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Let’s Hear From You

Recently the editor of one of the newspapers using this outdoor column said that several of his readers have said they do not like it because I criticize the Missouri Department of Conservation too much. So I asked readers to let me know if it offends them when I write about what is going on

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MDC sets migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

Get more details from MDC’s related hunting booklet on migratory game birds, available beginning in July where hunting permits are sold. At its April 5 meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for the upcoming 2018 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2018-2019 waterfowl-hunting seasons. 2018 Migratory game bird hunting Mourning

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Young turkey hunters harvest 1,723 birds during youth weekend

According to preliminary data from Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters harvested 1,723 turkeys during the 2018 spring youth season, April 7-8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 51 turkeys harvested, Miller with 43, and Maries with 43. Young hunters checked a little over 4,000 turkeys during last year’s youth weekend. MDC Turkey

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Conservation Commission Action

At its April 5 meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission Suspended or revoked one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of 38 individuals for cause: 1. Justin R. Angermeier, Clinton, All Sport, 1 Year; 2. David H. Berry, Sr., Everton, All Sport, Lifetime; 3. David H. Berry Jr., Everton, All Sport, Lifetime; 4. Ridge E.

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MDC encourages turkey hunters to think safety while hunting this spring

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages hunters to think safety while in the woods turkey hunting. Youth spring turkey hunting season is April 7-8 and regular spring turkey hunting season begins April 16 and runs through May 6. Shooting hours for regular turkey season are from a half hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.

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