Outdoors

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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MDC needs hunter help in southwest Missouri to detect CWD

More than 100 cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) found in deer and elk in northwest Arkansas has prompted the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to continue its increased CWD surveillance efforts in seven southwestern and south-central Missouri counties this fall and winter. The Conservation Department encourages hunters who harvest deer in Barry, Christian, Douglas,

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Fishing report

Taberville Report by Linda McAllister Dains Fish Farm Some guys came in that had been trying to rod and reel fish down on the river. They said it was up and so swift that the water was taking their rods. They were going to to try it at Big Clear. That’s all I have heard

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Jay Carter takes bass tournament win

American Bass Anglers, Division 126 held a 2-day Championship on Stockton Lake Aug. 27-28. The weather on both days was cooperative, but the fish, not so much. Sunshine and clouds ruled both days, with not much wind and temperatures reaching the upper 80’s. Springfield angler, Jay Carter came back from a 4.09 lb. day-1 weight

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