Last updateFri, 21 Nov 2014 2pm


First day in the deer blind

    I anxiously await bow season each year. The first day I spend in the blind always seems to be magical and this year was no exception.

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Bass wallering in the evening

    We only had a few hours to fish so we took the boat and headed for the river a few miles away. I took only one lure, an old hula-popper with a white skirt dangling behind it.  I don’t know when they made the first hula-popper but it was a long time ago because when I was a kid in the fifties and early sixties, I had a couple of them and used them on my Uncle Roy’s farm pond, where fat little two-pound bass slurped them readily from the surface.

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Small game hunting forecast is mostly sunny

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Quail, pheasant, and squirrel numbers are increasing from recent lows in most areas, and rabbits are likely to follow this general upward trend, according to resource scientists with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Weekly fall color reports now available

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples.

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Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation invites you to celebrate the Show-Me-State's rich hunting heritage and fishing traditions through our National Hunting and Fishing Day events on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Outdoor Communicators meet In Columbia

    Approximately 50 members of the Missouri Outdoor Communicators met recently in Columbia, Missouri, as guests of the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Outdoor communicators enjoyed three days of activities, meetings, seminars and social events organized by the Beenders-Walkers Group, Executive Directors of MOC and the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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