There are some problems this time of year for an outdoorsman who takes to the woods. It is the beginning of a more aggressive situation with copperheads due to the heat and skin- shedding time. And the yellow jackets nesting in the ground can be awful if you step on a nest of them. Then
Lake Stockton Report by Robert Starbuck Stockton State Park Marina They are catching walleye on the points on jigs fished 20 to 25 feet deep. Caplinger Report by Stephanie Finch Caplinger Woods Fishing has been good off the bridge. They catch fish all day but early and late are better. They are catching catfish and
Producers looking for ways to grow forages during drought might consider planting an “annual pasture within a perennial pasture,” says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Harley Naumann. Naumann says this is a good year to add cool-season annual grass seed to perennial pastures. Cool-season grasses can extend the growing season, provide excellent nutritive
I see lots of things outdoors that are hard to believe, but what I saw this past week is one of the weirdest things ever. It was outdoors just outside my workshop-fishing- hunting-book storage and pool table room up here in the wilderness where I live at. Out on the concrete pad, I was just
Caplinger Report by Stephanie Finch Caplinger Woods Fishing is good. They are running water every day. People are catching crappie and hybrids. One guy told me he caught a couple of walleye, but that is not common. They are netting shad early and late. Fishing is also better then.
I have been contacted by several readers about the Buffalo River float trip I am going to conduct on Saturday, October 28. It is going to be an all day interpretive trip on the river celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the first such float trip I took there. Actually, I worked as a naturalist at
Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm People that are setting lines are catching fish, mostly blue cats but a few flatheads. There is still a little water movement so fish are not dying on the line. There is some mud starting to come in. We have carp, perch, bullheads and goldfish for bait.
Join park team members for a wild herbal class from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 or 13, at Current River State Park. Have you ever wondered about some of the lotions and potions that your ancestors made that helped with tick bites, sunburns and more? You won’t find the cure to the common
Fifty years ago when the Buffalo National River was new. Fifty years ago this summer I was working at Buffalo River as a naturalist for the National Park Service. It was a grand time and I loved it. In October you can help me celebrate those days and my birthday by joining me for a
Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm Not many people are fishing today but they are catching fish. There is a little movement to the river. One guy did pretty good on rod and reel from the bank baiting with worms. Some guy caught five on a trotline baiting with goldfish – three over