Outdoors

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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