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Brown trout and bad leaves

Posted November 13, 2014 at 12:12 pm


If you like to catch trout, the White River below Bull Shoals dam is a great place to fish in November because as it gets cold, the fishermen are far fewer. The winter spawning season is drawing near and both rainbow and brown trout are hungrier because of it. And there’s an abundance of rooms available if you want to fish several days.

If you want information about trout fishing, call Gaston’s Resort which is only a mile or so below the dam, or call the White Hole Resort which is perhaps five miles below the dam. Either of those old-time trout fishing resorts can tell you every thing you need to know and they are knowledgeable folks who don’t mind telling you all about it, even if you don’t come to their resorts.

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    Conservation Corner

    Quail research reveals surprises

    by Scott Sudkamp

    MDC researchers in southwest Missouri are studying how bobwhite quail respond to two different types of landscapes.

    For decades, hunters and biologists alike have considered quail to be primarily associated with agricultural landscapes – a mix of crop fields, idle grassy areas for nesting and brushy hedgerows for cover and protection. While it was known that quail also could be found in prairies and well-managed pastures, it was thought that they probably preferred the ag landscapes and that

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    MDC limits firearm antlerless deer permits

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that firearm antlerless deer hunting permits have been reduced from “any number” in most counties of the state to one in most counties of the state. The reduction applies to all portions of the firearms deer season combined.

    Exceptions to this regulation change allow hunters to fill two firearm antlerless deer permits in Chariton, Randolph, Macon, Linn, Sullivan, and Adair counties, which surround the area where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found

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    Graham Cave marks 50 Years as a State Park

    by Tom Uhlenbrock Missouri State Parks

    Now 70 and 71, brothers Dennis and Terry Harris were boys when archaeologists excavated a cave on their family farm near mid-Missouri and made a startling discovery that redefined our understanding of human history by thousands of years.

    “We’d always find stuff when we were over here playing,” said Terry Harris, the older brother. “Every time it would rain, something would wash out.”

    The brothers visited the cave recently for an event marking the 50th anniversary of the founding

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    Garden Journal helpful to gardeners

    There are many steps to creating a beautiful, productive garden. Soil preparation, mulching, adding compost, starting seeds, when to plant and when to harvest are just a few things you need to understand to create a successful garden.

    Donna Aufdenberg, Sarah Denkler and Katie Kammler, horticulture specialists with University of Missouri Extension, have created “From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar” to help both beginners and experienced gardeners.

    The spiral-bound book includes graphs for designing gardens. There is also information on gardening with children, container

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    Ozarks Fruit and Garden Review to get a facelift

    by Samantha Warner, Communications Coordinator

    The leaves are changing to deeper shades of red, orange and yellow by the day and temperatures are dropping. Before we know it fall will disappear into winter. Just as seasons change, organizations change as well. Since the 1980s you have enjoyed reading the Ozarks Fruit and Garden Review, but in the spirit of change it is time for the column to undergo its own transition. Moving forward, the column will be called the “MSU School of Agriculture Review.”

    Content will still include

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    Learn to make arrowheads

    David I. Cain, Garrison Project Archaeologist/GIS Program Lead with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in North Dakota, will be at the Cedar County Historical Society Museum, 106 West Davis in Stockton, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, demonstrating methods in experimental archaeology – in particular, flint knapping.

    North America’s native peoples produced countless stone projectiles and tools for over 10,000 years. Most were simple and crude utilitarian objects that were quite effective for their intended use.

    Archaeologists and others practice flint knapping to better understand how

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    Conservation Corner

    Watch for Frost Flowers

    Not really a flower at all, frost flowers are delicate beautiful ribbons of ice crystals that form on the lower stems of a few species of Missouri native plants.

    They occur only in late fall after the first hard freezes and while the ground is still warm. Their season is brief and they disappear quickly on the day they occur, melting like frost when the air warms or rays of sunlight fall on the delicate structures.

    While the plants’ stems are

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    Corn and cameras

    I am feeding corn to wildlife on my place, and have one of those trail-cam things tied to a tree trying to get photos of what comes there. So far it has been only small deer and big fat raccoons.

    I have put up a sign there that reads… “This corn has been put here for squirrels and birds and other small creatures that have a hard time in the winter. It is ABSOLUTELY NOT to be eaten by deer. Any deer caught eating this corn WILL

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    Young hunters check 18,091 deer during Missouri early youth hunt

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 18,091 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of deer hunting seasons on Nov. 1 and 2. Top counties for the early youth hunt were Osage with 448, Franklin with 393, and Howell with 376 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth hunt was 18,676.

    In Cedar County, young hunters checked 200 deer – 129 antlered bucks, 29 button bucks and 42 does. For Vernon County, the totals were 125 antlered bucks, 24 button bucks

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