Outdoors

Organizing Memories

The other day I crossed the Roubidoux River and thought about Lane Davis. Lane was the longtime owner and editor of the Houston Herald newspaper and he hired me to paddle him down the Roubidoux, where he loved to fish. When I was about fourteen years old, I was a 50-cent-an-hour guide, and for local

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LAST DAY, LAST WEEK

James Edwards shared this picture and info last week on Nov. 14. “Hunter Frame is on the left. His biggest deer to date with an eight point. Kellen Edwards is on the right with a 10. Not his biggest deer, but both boys’ last day to hunt for the year due to sports. So, it

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Thanksgivingfulness

There’s an old model ‘97 Winchester pump shotgun hanging on my office wall. It is old and scarred, a long-barreled relic from the good old days of my boyhood. In the fall, when the Ozarks was bathed in beautiful colors and there was a frost at dawn and a nip in the air, they’d hold

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Missouri Preservation Announces 2023 Places in Peril

Missouri Preservation has announced their 2023 Places in Peril list, endangered historic places in the state of Missouri. These places are nominated by concerned individuals and decided upon by a committee of preservation advocates. The announcement video is available for viewing on Missouri Preservation’s website www.preservemo.org and on social media. In addition to the 2023

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Know Your Rights as a Hunter

As I talk to outdoorsmen around the Ozarks it is amazing how ignorant they are about their rights as hunters and fishermen. The greater percentage of those I talk to wrongly believe that agents can come into their homes or buildings whenever they want to. Randy Doman, the enforcement chief of the Missouri Department of

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‘Hunt No Ducks Over Water’!

A couple of weeks ago I was talking with guide in Ontario who got a good laugh out of the bear hunting which forbids using bait. He said that without bait, few bears would ever be killed anywhere. In Canada, if you go through an outfitter you are guaranteed to get a shot or several

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm Fishing is pretty good. I had some campers. In three days they caught 23, 24 and 28 fish. The biggest was a 40 lb. blue. They were using lines and jugs. They had some flatheads but nothing big. All I’ve got right now is goldfish for bait.

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm I caught a 39lb.flathead and a couple of little blue cats. I’ve got about 10 peopl;e foihing The only bait I have is goldfish and cawdads. I’ll get crappie mionows Wednesday. Lake Stockton Report by Joey Fidler Stockton State Park Marina One guy told me he had

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Several events planned at Missouri state parks and historic sites

If you’re looking for something fun to do, check out upcoming events at central Missouri state parks and historic sites Oct. 1-16: Big Muddy Rug Hooking Guild Exhibit and Display at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Time is winding down to see the hooked rug display at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. These hooked rugs

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