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Outdoors

Catching some winter holiday browns

    Invites to go fishing are difficult to turn down. However, I found myself doing just that on Martin Luther King Day. A cold still hung on after three weeks. Energy evaded me and it was national holiday. Fishermen would be out in droves.

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Catching fish in February

    Hot dang, I love February, all because of Valentine’s Day. Lots of our lady readers send me small boxes of chocolate candy! I say this hoping that you realize that a person can lie about one thing without really lying about everything else.

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MDC reports two new cases of chronic wasting disease

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that two new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) have recently been found in north-central Missouri. One was found in an adult buck harvested by a hunter in Macon County and the other in an adult doe harvested by a hunter in Adair County. These two new cases bring the total of Missouri free-ranging deer that have tested positive for CWD to five for this hunting season and 15 overall. The total cases of CWD in Missouri captive and free-ranging deer now stands at 26.

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MDC and partners to hold native landscaping workshop for homeowners

If there was a way to beautify a landscape, lower the cost of maintaining it, and help wildlife in the process, it would seem to be a natural choice. Selecting native plants can achieve all these goals . . . and it's something just about any homeowner in the St. Louis region can do.

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Ducks and G.O.O.S.M.E.’s

    I may be getting too old to go duck hunting.  I walked a half-mile across a big field last week, then waded down the half-frozen creek to a little hole where ducks had been loafing. Where there wasn’t any ice, the rocks were so slick I could hardly keep my balance. Where there was ice, it was so slick I could hardly keep my balance either. 

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