Outdoors

Asian Longhorned tick confirmed in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, working in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri State University, has confirmed the first finding of an Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Missouri. Missouri becomes the 16th state with a presence of the tick species, following the first confirmed report of the Asian

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Visit the sights of the many Missouri State Parks

Graham Cave State Park A walk in Graham Cave State Park is a walk through ancient history. Artifacts uncovered in Graham Cave reveal that people occupied the cave 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. To walk through the park’s 386 scenic acres, which includes the diverse Graham Cave Glades Natural Area, is to walk in the

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report By Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm It’s ben so hot they are just now starting to fish again. One guy is catching a lot of nice fish using bullheads. Another guy is fishing. One kid said they caught one last week on a rod and reel that weighed 50 lbs. There’s like two

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Crayfish: More than a tasty treat

Did you know there are 35 native species of crayfish in Missouri? Seven of these native species are not found anywhere else in the world! Crayfish are the largest aquatic invertebrate in Missouri and are an important food source for fish like bass and catfish, and a delicious food for us humans. Different species of

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St. Louis teen breaks dad’s state record for longear sunfish

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Robert “RJ” Audrain IV of St. Louis for catching the latest state record longear sunfish under alternative methods. Audrain was fishing from a private pond in Franklin County July 3 when he caught the 5-ounce fish. The previous record was caught by Audrain’s father on the same day

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Fishing report

Taberville Report Dain’s Fish Farm I’ve been selling bullheads, nightcrawlers and perch. We had a few live shad yesterday (Friday) and they sold immediately. With the river still up, I know people are setting lines in the backwater. I don’t know how that is working for people.  The river has gone down a little bit

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Preregister by Aug. 6

Native grass pasture walk near Jasper on Aug. 9 “Native grasses can meet cattle grazing needs in the summer months,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist.  Therefore, MU Extension is cooperating with NRCS, Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nature Conservancy of Missouri to provide a native grass pasture walk on Aug. 9.

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70 lb. BLUE CAT

Everybody’s happy except the fish and she wants to bite somebody…hard. Bud Hughes got the monster on a trotline or throwllne to win  the last Muddy Creek  (That’s below Osceola) catfish tournament. Dain’s Fish Farm got the photo the photo to us for you to see.

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Discover nature with MDC at Missouri State Fair

Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Aug. 12-22. Visit MDC’s Conservation Building from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to see live fish and learn about great ways to spend time in nature. Learn about and see displays of native plants that help butterflies and other

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report By Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm The Osage is up and raising with trees coming down it. I haven’t heard too much. You can’t fish around here very good. I know that. I look for it to get good over at Schell again. And it may be good now. I don’t know. I’ve

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