Last updateWed, 23 Jul 2014 2pm


Just had another big brainstorm

    With Father’s Day approaching I am looking forward to having all my kids gather around me and act like I am something special. If I were to tell them I would like to have a new shirt or a box of shotgun shells, I am sure they would get me a Father’s Day gift of some sort, but I told them long ago that I have everything I want, and there isn’t room for another thing here on Lightnin’ Ridge.

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Families can enjoy fun adventures on National Trails Day in Missouri State Parks June 7

Family-friendly activities throughout Missouri State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 7.  Guided hikes and nature programs are among the fun special events taking place in state parks and historic sites.  The day also encourages visitors to head out for an adventure on the nearly 1,000 miles of trails Missouri State Parks has to offer.

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Finding out who your friends are

    I went on another float trip the other day in mid-week with my closest friends whom I write about often, Dennis and Rich. We caught a few nice fish, never saw another soul and communed heartily with nature.  

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MDC holding deer management open house June 16 in Rolla

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to a deer management open-house in Rolla from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 16, at Rolla Junior High School Cafeteria, 1360 Soest Road. This meeting is one of numerous open houses being held by the department across the state to discuss deer management with citizens.

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Missouri’s deer threatened by Chronic Wasting Disease—MDC considering reg changes to control the spread

White-tailed deer and deer hunting are a large part of Crawford County’s rich outdoor heritage.  But that heritage is facing a significant threat.

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Conservation Commission meeting includes captive cervid regulations

The Conservation Commission will review and consider proposed captive cervid regulations at their June 6 meeting. The meeting is at the Conservation Department Headquarters in Jefferson City (2901 West Truman Blvd). It begins at 8:30 a.m.

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