Outdoors

Fishing report for June 6

ElDo Report by Ruth Foreman R&R Sporting & Tackle Fishing is OK. They are still catching catfish out of the Osage baiting with shad and perch. All different sizes. They are still catching crappie down at Caplinger on minnows and jigs. A lot of little ones, but an occasional big one.  You have to be

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Why Is It Cooler in the Woods?

Today I am going to write about putting together four words not usually associated with each other… ‘global warming’ and ‘common sense’. Those who go around saying that climate change is a farce show their ignorance. Certainly it is happening and you can see it if you take your head out of the sand. BUT…

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Modern Technology and Old Tractors

I hear there will be a city in Toronto called “Technology City” where the latest in technological advancement will be built into every home and business. Mankind has come a long way since Plymouth Rock and Boonesborough, but folks, I mean it when I say that I think Boonesborough probably had happier people than that

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Fishing report for June 1

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm The Osage River has gone down a lot and I think that has kinda hurt the catfishing because it doesn’t have much current. Everybody is hoping that with the rain we are supposed to get all this week it will put a little bit more current in

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The Black-Hearted Bird

It gets harder, as I think more about things, to shoot something just because I disagree with it’s lifestyle. It was not so hard to shoot a big blacksnake last summer that was crawling up an oak tree to eat the little bluebirds in a bluebird box I had attached to it. He made me

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Mike Dill wins Stockton Lake ABA tournament

  To say the bite on Stockton May 13 was a little tough is an understatement. Twenty American Bass Anglers took out from Old State Park Ramp at 6:30 a.m. Only one of them returned with a 5-fish limit of bass. Greenfield angler, Mike Dill took the win with that limit weighing 13.41 lbs, anchored

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I’d Rather Talk Than Write

Last week I spoke to the Sertoma (service to mankind) Club in Springfield. They are a group of 40 or 50 who work to help boys and girls clubs of the area, and they were surprised to learn of a place where kids can come and stay free for a week or a weekend. Several

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Black Locust trees bloom

In Missouri’s woods, a native, thorny, locust tree displays clusters of fragrant white flowers. The black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) grows in dry or rocky upland woods, along streams, and in pastures, and thickets. Black locust trees bloom in May and June, emitting a fragrant aroma and signaling seasonal changes. Often considered a nuisance species, black

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Stockton bass tournament May 13

American Bass Anglers Division 126 will hold a qualifying tournament May 13, 2017, on Stockton Lake, launching out of Old State Park. Twenty to 30 anglers are expected to enter the tournament. These anglers will fish for cash, prizes and points that will qualify them to fish the Stockton Lake Championship June 24-25 as well

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Fishing report May 11

Taberville Report By Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm Well, if you can find a place to get to the water at Schell and down here at Taberville, in the back waters right before night, the smaller white cats are biting on nightcrawlers. Over toward Roscoe, they are still having pretty good luck with jug lines

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