Outdoors

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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Black bear travels nearly 400 miles across southern Missouri

A three-year-old black bear sighted in Whitewater Friday morning is a reminder to southeast Missourians to be “Bear Aware” according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Whitewater resident Phillip O’Kelly saw the bear with his daughter on their front porch, but when the bear heard humans, it took off, he said. “It was probably

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Lunkers in a Lonely Place

It was almost dark. I was fishing a black topwater chugger of some kind, about three inches long. But it was light enough to see the fish take it, and there wasn’t any doubt he was big and strong. I questioned for a moment whether I’d get to see him or not. Fish like to

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Headed North

Sometimes fishermen think the month of May is too early to fish in Canada. There are lakes in northwest Ontario that still have a lot of ice earlier in the month. But several years ago some friends and I went there the last week of May and discovered that it is one of the best

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