Outdoors

Mushroom hunting

It’s a spring tradition that inspires tens of thousands of people in the bi-state to get outdoors. It’s a spring tradition that inspires tens of thousands of people in the bi-state to get outdoors.  It’s mushroom season and one seasoned hunter is sharing his secrets – well, almost. Jeff Barton’s parents taught him how to

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Fishing report for April 4

Taberville Report by Linda McAllister Dains Fish Farm Right now, I’m kinda getting’ mixed reports on white cats. I don’t know if the water has crested and started to go down and that had kinda shut them off down here. But the white cat fishing has been real good. I got a report that crappie

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American Bass Anglers coming to Stockton

American Bass Anglers Division 126 will hold a qualifying tournament Saturday, April 29, on Stockton Lake, launching out of Old State Park. Registration will begin at the ramp at 5 a.m. with a safety and rules briefing at 6 a.m. followed by partner pairing. Weigh-in will begin shortly after 3 p.m. at the launch site.

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St. Louis angler snags state-record skipjack herring

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Steven Wengler of St. Louis became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he snagged a skipjack herring on the Mississippi River. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Wengler on April 17 weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces. Wengler’s recent catch broke the previous state record

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Last snagging report for the season

by Trish Yasger We’re continuing to get rain, so flows remain good and the fish have moved up. Snagging is good on both Truman and Lake of the Ozarks and we’re continuing to see the large females. However, it’s starting to slow down which is typical at the end of the season as people move

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A Malady Mis-Named

They call it “ocular migraine” but that is a poor name for something that is awful. I know… I have lived with it for more than 50 years. I am writing about it now because I know others have it and have no idea what it is. I particularly want parents to know if the

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MOST COMMON JAYWALKER

MOST COMMON JAYWALKER – The three-toed box turtle is a species often seen crossing roads in Missouri during April and May. MDC encourages motorists to slow down when they see a turtle in the road and check to be sure they can safely steer around it.

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Dangerous turkey hunting method called fanning

The experts at Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants LLC (HSRC) share the concerns of the National Wild Turkey Federation and urge hunters not to get caught up in the dangerous method of turkey hunting called “fanning”. This technique is being promoted by a number of hunting video producers and decoy manufacturers. Any time a hunter

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MDC sets migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

New hunting-zone boundaries approved in 2016 will be implemented beginning this year. At its April 7 meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for the upcoming 2017 migratory-game-bird hunting season and 2017-2018 waterfowl hunting season. 2017 Migratory game bird hunting Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared Doves, and White-Winged Doves

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Just Another Gobbler

It was back in a time when I was able to leap small mountains in only two or three bounds, and climb up rock hillsides with a shotgun on my back. There we were, just out of our tent drinking coffee, out in the middle of the Ozark National Forestland of Arkansas, in the wilds

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