Outdoors

Summer Covey headquarters newsletter

The Summer issue of the Covey Headquarters Newsletter is now available. Go to  the following link to view it – https://mdc.mo.gov/wildlife/attracting-wildlife/covey-headquarters-newsletter. In this issue: • Diverse grassland habitat • May rain event impacts quail • Sericea lespedeza control and much more.

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A Far-Away World

You might not expect a naturalist, an outdoorsman and a lover of the good old days like me to brag on television. It is a two-headed creature, one head the ugly epitome of evil and the other a beautiful invention showing us the creation of God that my ancestors could never see nor comprehend from

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Fornelli wins Stockton tournament

Lucas Fornelli of Mound City, KS, launched Saturday with high hopes of catching a limit of bass, as he always does. He did not reach the 5-fish limit, but bagged three bass that went 14.51 lbs on the scales, winning this American Bass Anglers D126 tournament. His weight was anchored by Big Bass of the

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Fishing report for June 6

ElDo Report by Ruth Foreman R&R Sporting & Tackle Fishing is OK. They are still catching catfish out of the Osage baiting with shad and perch. All different sizes. They are still catching crappie down at Caplinger on minnows and jigs. A lot of little ones, but an occasional big one.  You have to be

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Why Is It Cooler in the Woods?

Today I am going to write about putting together four words not usually associated with each other… ‘global warming’ and ‘common sense’. Those who go around saying that climate change is a farce show their ignorance. Certainly it is happening and you can see it if you take your head out of the sand. BUT…

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Modern Technology and Old Tractors

I hear there will be a city in Toronto called “Technology City” where the latest in technological advancement will be built into every home and business. Mankind has come a long way since Plymouth Rock and Boonesborough, but folks, I mean it when I say that I think Boonesborough probably had happier people than that

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Fishing report for June 1

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm The Osage River has gone down a lot and I think that has kinda hurt the catfishing because it doesn’t have much current. Everybody is hoping that with the rain we are supposed to get all this week it will put a little bit more current in

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The Black-Hearted Bird

It gets harder, as I think more about things, to shoot something just because I disagree with it’s lifestyle. It was not so hard to shoot a big blacksnake last summer that was crawling up an oak tree to eat the little bluebirds in a bluebird box I had attached to it. He made me

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Mike Dill wins Stockton Lake ABA tournament

  To say the bite on Stockton May 13 was a little tough is an understatement. Twenty American Bass Anglers took out from Old State Park Ramp at 6:30 a.m. Only one of them returned with a 5-fish limit of bass. Greenfield angler, Mike Dill took the win with that limit weighing 13.41 lbs, anchored

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I’d Rather Talk Than Write

Last week I spoke to the Sertoma (service to mankind) Club in Springfield. They are a group of 40 or 50 who work to help boys and girls clubs of the area, and they were surprised to learn of a place where kids can come and stay free for a week or a weekend. Several

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