Outdoors

Betty Jean (Dukes) Perkins

Betty Jean (Dukes) Perkins was born January 24, 1924, in Osceola, MO to Harry and Glenn (Moore) Dukes. She passed away August 24, 2021, at Community Springs Healthcare Facility in El Dorado Springs, MO. Betty graduated from Osceola Public School and attended Central Missouri University in Warrensburg, MO. She was united in marriage to J.B.

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Fishing Report

Caplnger Mills Report By Danny Finch A few guys are out there catching fish. But mostly it’s too hot for anybody to fish. Taberville Report By Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm You can catch fish if you can stand it. They are mostly biting on rod and reel. Bullheads work the best. Carp are good,

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MDC proposes changes to fishing regulations

Proposed regulations define snagging, up statewide minimum length, add days to seasons, and set commercial fishing season. The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval during its Aug. 27 open meeting in Jefferson City to several proposed regulation changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for paddlefish, related fishing

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Missouri to introduce new hunting season

The state of Missouri is home to many animals that are hunted every year. From white tail deer to turkey and quail, plus the occasional badger; the state offers a lot to the avid hunter. This October, the Missouri Department of Conservation will introduce a new hunting season for one of the state’s largest animals:

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Fishing Report

Aug. 16 Editor’s note: The Fishing report is almost non-existent this week. At Caplingr Woods they said fishing is slow. They sold some minnows, worms and crappie jigs. Joey Fidler at Stockton State Park Marina said they rented some boats Sunday to people who were going fishing, but nobody caught any. Joey didn’t know if

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MDC urges early signups for hunter education classes

The autumn hunting seasons are approaching, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) urges new hunters to start early on obtaining the hunter education certificates needed to legally hunt. Online and in-person options are available. Hunter education teaches and tests participants about safe firearms handling and basic hunting skills and regulations. The certification course can

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Ripley County angler swipes rare state record for American eel

Carlin Allison of Doniphan got a surprise when he reeled in a 6-pound, 15-ounce eel on the Current River. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Carlin Allison of Doniphan on a rare feat – catching a state record American eel. Allison was catfishing on the Current River July 26 when he reeled in the

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World record big head carp shot in Lake Perry

Matt Neuling of Perryville shot a monstrous 125-pound, 5-ounce fish at Perry Lake. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirms Matt Neuling of Perryville is the latest state record holder under alternative methods after shooting a colossal 125-pound, 5-ounce bighead carp. Neuling was bowfishing with a friend July 24 when shot the mammoth at Lake

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Registration for Glow Paddle at Wakonda State Park is now open

Wakonda State Park staff invites the public to its Glow Paddle kayaking instruction at from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Kayaks will be supplied and decorated with glow sticks, and the almost full moon will help to provide light for the adventure, allowing participants to experience being on the water at night. Participants must be

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Fishing report

Taberville Report By Sharon Dains Dains Fish Farm Fishing is petty good. They are catching some on rod and reel on about anything you use. A lot of them are in the slot. There have been some 20 and 30 pounders caught. I haven’t heard anything on crappie. We’re selling perch, bullheads, carp. We had

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