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Try a jerk bait for early smallmouths

    “Bill, you ready to go fishing?” the voice on the other end of the  line rang.
    “I am always ready,” I replied. “What’s up?”
    Doug Davis, from Cowtown USA, boomed through my earpiece, “Man, Nick Miller says the smallmouth bite is on. You wanna go film a show with him?”

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We slayed ‘em...or slewed ‘em?

    Rich Abdoler and I were sitting in the boat the other day catching smallmouth bass on about every other cast. We slewed ‘em… or slayed ‘em, or whatever you want to call it. They were fighting so hard that after a couple of hours my shoulders and arms got tired, so I just leaned back and as I am wont to do, waxed eloquently about the quality of the afternoon of fishing in the warm sunshine, comparing it to what heaven must be like.

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Discover nature with MDC through women’s outdoor-skills weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to have a weekend of fun while learning various outdoor skills at its annual “Discover Nature--Women Summer Workshop.” The weekend of hands-on learning will be May 30 to June 1 at the Windermere Baptist Conference Center in Roach along Lake of the Ozarks. Registration deadline is April 25.

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Thinking about a timber sale? MDC advises "Call Before You Cut!"

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recommends that landowners considering a timber sale “Call Before You Cut” to get professional advice that can help them maximize benefits to their wallets, families and land.

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MDC Runge Nature Center to hold Mushroom Madness workshop on Saturday

Many Missouri mushrooms are edible, but safe, successful mushroom hunting begins with good identification skills and a basic understanding of when, where, and how mushrooms grow. To help with mushroom identification, the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City is hosting a Mushroom Madness workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sat., March 15. This program is free and open to all ages.

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