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Last updateThu, 18 Dec 2014 2pm

Outdoors

Winter catch and release at Maramec will hook you

    Two vehicles sat like a pair of big stones on the lower parking lot of Maramec Spring Park. No other cars or trucks decorated the lots, where hundreds had been just weeks ago.

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An odd duck and a weird deer

    Most of you who read this column on a regular basis know I don’t fiddle around much on a computer. If God only gives us a certain amount of hours on this earth and we can still hunt and fish and cut firewood and fix a garden and raise a few chickens, isn’t it a real waste of those precious hours to be sitting in front of one of these little boxes that all of us know is evil and deranged and ruins lives. It is akin to sitting in traffic each day wasting that hour or two when we could be doing something productive with our already too short lives.

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November deer harvest up from last year

    Building on a strong opening weekend harvest, Missouri hunters went on to check a total of 167,205 deer during firearms deer season Nov. 15 through 25. The number exceeds last year’s harvest of 157,273.

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Cowtown USA sponsors Ray Eye Turkey Camp

    Cowtown USA, in Cuba, recently sponsored world famous turkey hunter Ray Eye’s fall media turkey hunt on the Big Piney River in Texas County. Eye brought in outdoor writers and outdoor products representatives from to test products, turkey hunt, gather story material, produce radio shows and video for the outdoor media markets across the country.

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Thank you God for everything, but persimmons

    Hunting deer this week, I came across a persimmon tree loaded with persimmons. I ate several and left the rest for deer and raccoons and possums. Every time I eat a persimmon I get the feeling that God made them for wild creatures and meant for man to leave them alone. The seeds are large, and too many. The skin makes your mouth feel like you ought to drink a quart or so of water. You can eat them, and you can even eat white oak acorns. 

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