Outdoors

Jay Carter wins Stockton ABA Tournament

Only two 5-fish limits came to the scales in American Bass Anglers Stockton Lake D126 tournament Saturday, July 21. But the winner weighed only three fish for 11.46 lbs, which included Big Bass that topped the scales at 6.03 lbs. Before he took them out of the bag, he was asked if he had any

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Conservation Commission Action – July 2018

The Missouri Conservation Commission met on Thursday, July 12, for its closed executive session at The Nature Conservancy, Little Creek Farm, 17253 West 170th Avenue in Eagleville. The Commission met on Friday, July 13, for its regular open meeting at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park Conference Center, 1 Fall Drive in Maryville. Commissioners present were: The

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Those cuss-ed Hogs

In the tape recording I did with my grandfather back in 1965, we talked a little about hogs in the woods before and after World War I. But it wasn’t anything like what we have going on today with the feral pigs increasing in number throughout the Ozarks. They were called free ranging pigs back

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HAPPY NEW DUCK STAMP

HAPPY NEW DUCK STAMP – The 2018-19 Duck Stamps go on sale Friday, they’re valid from July 1 to next June 30. Beautiful artwork, and the sales go to protecting #wetlands–almost six million acres so far. https://bit.ly/1qoNpHF.

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Tick and mosquito awareness at Missouri State Parks

Ticks Taking some simple precautions can help keep ticks off your body during your next outdoor adventure! • Apply insect repellent containing 20-50% DEET (as directed on the label) to your clothing and footwear • Wear light-colored clothing and consider tucking your pants into your socks • Walk in the center of trails to avoid

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Promises Made

When any state conservation agency anywhere starts setting up regulations that can’t be enforced and make no sense whatsoever, they begin to lose credibility with country people. The rule the Missouri Department wants everyone to follow now is the elimination of feeders and mineral blocks, thinking they are doing something to keep the dreaded deer

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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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