Outdoors

Fishing report for Nov. 3

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm It slowed down just a little this week. It was still good over the weekend. We still had our campers running trotlines. They were using the smaller bullheads and gold fish. They were still catching flatheads but not the size they were before. They were getting 30

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Fishing report for Oct. 27

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm I don’t know about the condition of the river but we have campers and they are catching fish The couple that caught a 56 pound flathead last week before the river came up, came back. They found half their lines. They caught a 25 lb. flathead this

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A snipe is a real bird and a snipe hunt is more than a gag

This is a good time of the year to reiterate two facts of nature that many people don’t believe when they hear them. Those two facts are: Yes, there really is such a thing as a snipe and … Yes, in Missouri, you really can go on a snipe hunt. Contrary to what many people

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm The wind has picke up quite a bit so our bowhunters are kinda discouraged. They just don’t even want to sit in the treestands. One of them came in and got some nightcrawlers. I told him as of yesterday right down here under the bridge from the

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm We’ve got a lot of people trotlining right now. They are having a lot of luck. Basically, they are using perch, bullheads and brown carp. They are getting flatheads. We’ve had reports from people that got at least three every time they ran their lines. The biggest

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Avoid the late fall rush and take hunter education now

Autumn is here, and opening weekend of Missouri’s firearms deer season is just over a month away. Now is a good time to take a Hunter Education Course and become hunter-education certified through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Missouri’s Hunter Education Course is required for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, and

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Get duck hunting info from MDC waterfowl digest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) provides detailed information on Missouri waterfowl hunting in its 2016-2017 Waterfowl Hunting Digest, available where permits are sold and online at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZoD. Changes for the upcoming season include 21 more days of Canada goose hunting with all regular goose seasons opening the same day, Nov. 11, and closing the

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Big Ditch constructed to protect rich acres of farm land

Submitted by Phyllis Stewart After everything was signed by landowners and with approval from the court, the project was being built, tools moved in and people hired. Mr. McWilliams was the builder of the boats that housed the workers and a kitchen was on board to feed the workers. The houseboats were built at Athol

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Dove Fields Versus Squirrel Woods

It is a nice time to hunt squirrels because there are lots and lots of them, mornings are cooler, and the understory vegetation is thinning a great deal. There are still plenty of ticks of course, and this time of year there is one thing a woodland wanderer has to deal with that drives me

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