Outdoors

Young deer hunters harvest 18,158 during early youth portion

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 18,158 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season, Nov. 2 and 3. Top counties were Osage with young hunters harvesting 381 deer, Howell with 355, and Franklin with 351. Cedar County youth

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Working with the new MDC enforcement Chief, Randy Doman

I know I promised to write more about an old outdoorsman who passed away recently who had a great impact on my life.  That will be the subject of next week’s column.  Before the deer season, this needs to get out.  Send this column to all the deer hunters you know.    l.a.d. From Randy

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Charlie Harman Jr.

In October of1958, I turned eleven years old. Dad had promised that when I turned eleven I could go with him on a duck hunt down the Piney River. And there I was, the first Saturday in November, sitting on the front seat in his wooden johnboat, looking through the blind he had attached to

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Gilbert Wins ABA On Stockton

Stockton Lake did not give up a lot of fish for American Bass Anglers Sunday, Oct. 27. The weather went from cloudy, cool and rainy on Saturday to all day sunshine with temperatures warming to near 70 on Sunday. Anglers searched all parts of the lake, using many different baits. “It wasn’t easy” reported winner,

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MDC, CFM ask deer hunters to Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) encourage deer hunters around the state to share their harvests through the state’s Share the Harvest program. Deer season in Missouri started Sept. 15 and runs through Jan. 15, 2020. CFM is also holding a photo contest for those who share their

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Larry Dablemont outdoor writer – photgrapher

If Boone had a drone…or maybe a trail camera! If you know how to work a trail cam, you can start feeding deer corn in late September and see what bucks are using the area, and when they are passing through. Today’s trophy hunters know all about that. Those are the people who start giving

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Take a walk in the woods and discover nature as you hunt fall mushrooms

Most of Missouri’s edible mushrooms are distinctive in some obvious way. Once you learn their distinguishing features you won’t confuse them with any dangerous poisonous species. It’s very important to know the visual cues to look for, but knowing when and where a mushroom grows is very important in proper identification. Though most hunted mushroom

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MDC predicts fall turkey hunting likely to be challenging

With fall firearms turkey season and archery season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises hunters it could be a challenging season. This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey shows statewide turkey production was below average. The statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 0.9, which was 13% higher than last year’s ratio,

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What the heck is Swai?

By Tod Marks Like many people interested in healthful eating, I strive to incorporate more fish into my diet, especially varieties like salmon and herring, which contain plenty of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Problem is, fresh seafood costs a bundle. When I visited my local fish monger here in Yonkers, N.Y., recently, I couldn’t

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Bass hit good in Saturday tourney

American Bass Anglers Division 126 held their 2020 season opener on Stockton Lake Sept. 21. Lots and lots of fish were weighed in. First place went to Kansas angler, Scott Tassi with 16.38 and second Big Bass weighing 4.02. Robert Cowan took 2nd with 14.13 followed by Brent Greek with 14.04. Big Bass went to

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