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Outdoors

Teal are tough targets - tips to for opening day.

    Hunting teal is as fun as it gets in the world of waterfowl hunting. They migrate early, fly fast and are great table fare. Follow these five tips to help you bag your birds come opening day.

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MDC hosts women’s trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women of all ages to a free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Fishing will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 7:15 p.m. There is no fishing license or daily trout tag required for women during this free event. A special area of the spring branch will be roped off for use by female anglers only.

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MDC celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with special river event

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 27. Missouri is a great place to hunt and fish, so there's plenty to celebrate. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a special event to commemorate the occasion—A Day at the Confluence, on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake.

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Sage makes best rod for Ozark trout

    “I own it.” That statement has been the catalyst for countless debates about the finer points of the perfect rod for Ozark trout. Fly fishermen are passionate folks and those participating in the continuous flow of discussions promote the rod that fits them best.

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Good news about nuts

    I have good news and bad news for those who like to get outdoors in the fall and pick up walnuts. The good news is, Hammons Products, the walnut-buying folks at Stockton, Mo., will pay $14 per 100 pounds of hulled walnuts starting October 1, the most they have ever paid. The bad news is, they expect the walnut crop to be down a little under the average.

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