Outdoors

The First Days of the Hunting Season

I don’t know if the opening weekend of dove season really is the best time to hunt doves. Migrating doves often come later, but hunters in the Ozarks are at least getting first shots at doves hatched locally before many of them move out. The warm weather we usually have the first week of September

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Fishing Report for Aug. 31

Stockton Area Report by Brad Burns Happy Hooks We are having a benefit tournament for flood relief out of here on Sept. 16, 50/50 pay back. The rest goes for flood relief in Texas. Fishermen can call the bait shop and we’ll know everything in a few days. 417/955-4240. We’ve got several people already donating

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WEATEROWL HUNTING DIGEST

WEATEROWL HUNTING DIGEST – Get detailed information on Missouri waterfowl hunting from MDC’s “2017-2018 Waterfowl Hunting Digest,” available where permits are sold and online at short.mdc.mo.gov/Z5o.

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Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while improving the appearance and value of private property. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Forest Nursery offers a variety of low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife food and cover and

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Fishing report for Aug. 24

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm We still have a lot of people trotlining. They are still using the big brown carp for bait. They are hoping to catch the 91 pounder’s big brother. So far I’ve heard reports of 20 to 25 lb. catfish which is a good fish if you didn’t

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Acorns

It is not the change in climate that will destroy our nation, but the change in people. In my last column I talked about the new requirement the MDC has handed down concerning the mandatory checking of all deer taken the opening weekend of the gun deer season in some of the states counties. Hunters

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Fishing Report for Aug. 17

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm Q. Has anyone caught a bigger white cat than the 91 pounder last week? No, I think that record will stand for awhile. A lot of people are jealous. Right now, the river has kinda fallen so rod and reel fishing in the river is not as

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A News Flash From the MDC

It is not the change in climate that will destroy the United States… it is the awful change in people. Anyone who wants to fish with me on the wilderness lake in Northwest Ontario can join me. The plane leaves Nestor Falls Ontario on morning of Aug. 12. The cost is $500 per person for

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Fishing Report for Aug. 10

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm We have some local campers who have been trotlining. They actually hauled in a 91 lb. white cat Saturday. They said the pictures are all over facebook and the internet. They were using brown carp. I know that’s what they bought from us. I’d say they know

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