Outdoors

Conservation Commission Action – June 2016

The Missouri Conservation Commission met on Thursday, June 23, for its closed session at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 Gans Road in Columbia, and on Friday, June 24, for its regular open meeting at the MDC Runge Conservation Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City. Commissioners present were: •Marilynn J. Bradford, Chair •David

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Mike Dill wins Stockton tourney

Local angler Mike Dill took the win Saturday, June 23, in the D126 Bass Tournament on Stockton Lake. Dill’s five fish bag weighed 12.03 lbs and gave him a $541 payday. Second place went to Jay Carter with a five fish limit weighing 11.50 lbs, earning him $254. Pittsburg, KS, angler, Dominic Cavitt, took third

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Fishing report

All stations had little to nothing to report. Caplinger Mills Report by Harold Harrelson Caplinger Woods Campground and Riverside Bait and Canoe They are not running enough water to bring up bigger fish. Small channels and mixed crappie are biting. – some keeper size, some smaller.

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Justice for a Thief

I had vowed revenge back in the spring, when she stole a treasured lure from me. It was a gold Rapala about four inches long. I told her then that she would pay for that sneakiness, that thievery. I was upstream a ways in early April, using it to catch white bass, and hoping for

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MDC searches for vehicle in elk poaching case

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents would like to speak to the driver of a 2007-12 dark gray four-door GM pickup, reported by an anonymous tip to have been at Log Yard Access along the Current River between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2015.  Anyone who was at the Log Yard Access area

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm I just talked to some people who are trotlining and they say they are doing good on white cats. They are using the bait we’ve got – regular perch and goldfish. I heard some people talking earlier this week. They were checking their lines morning and night

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Letter to a 12-year-old

Vice President Joe Biden wrote a letter to his 12-year old self and there were folks so touched that it brought tears to their eyes. Get ready to cry again folks ‘cause here is my letter to myself when I was 12. Dear Larry, It is hard to see a 12-year-old boy so torn up

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Who knew?

Did you know that there are freshwater shrimp and jellyfish throughout Missouri waters?

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Fishing Report June 9, 2016

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm I don’t have a ton of news. From what I’ve heard, the river is dropping a little and fishing seems to be dropping off a little, too. While it was up, rod and reel fishing was great. You could use anything – night crawlers, perch, carp, anything.

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Angler catches state-record white crappie in Lake Stockton

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Colby Conn of Everton became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a white crappie on Stockton Lake on a trotline. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Conn on May 21 weighed 1-pound, 5-ounces with a length of 14 5/16 inches. Conn’s recent

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