Youth area hunter takes first duck
Ten-year-old Lance Ybarra, of St. James, killed his first duck early last Saturday morning. That event would never make the newspapers, if I were not sitting here pounding on the keys. The harvest proved to be a big event for young Lance.
Brown trout and bad leaves
If you like to catch trout, the White River below Bull Shoals dam is a great place to fish in November because as it gets cold, the fishermen are far fewer. The winter spawning season is drawing near and both rainbow and brown trout are hungrier because of it. And there’s an abundance of rooms available if you want to fish several days.
MDC limits firearm antlerless deer permits
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that firearm antlerless deer hunting permits have been reduced from "any number" in most counties of the state to one in most counties of the state. The reduction applies to all portions of the firearms deer season combined.
MDC reminds hunters to be wary of sinkholes
Because of the Ozarks' karst topography, this area is riddled with caves and sinkholes. Some sinkholes are hidden by heavy vegetation and, as evidenced by numerous incidents reported in the news in recent years, they can appear suddenly on a landscape.
Order native trees and shrubs from MDC State Nursery
Native trees, shrubs, and woody vines can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Nursery near Licking offers Missouri residents a variety of native seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, as well as for wildlife food and cover.
Four days on the Current River
Every outdoorsman has a bucket list of adventures they want to enjoy in their lifetimes. I have such a list and recently struck one destination from it—the Current River.