Outdoors

Meramec and Onondaga Cave state parks host public meeting Nov. 6

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting at Meramec State Park on Friday, Nov. 6. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the visitor center.  This will be a combined meeting for Onondaga Cave and Meramec state parks. Informational handouts regarding park programs and cave tours will be available at this event.

Safari Club International in the forefront for hunters

By Bill Cooper
    Safari Club International, based out of Dallas, Texas has led the fight to defend hunting and wildlife conservation worldwide for over 50 years. Consisting of 180 membership chapters around the world and a legal advocacy team based in Washington, DC, SCI is strategically positioned to lead the fight for the freedom to hunt around the globe.

No water, no turkeys

 By Larry Dablemont
  It is amazing to me what a drought we have gone through for two months throughout the Ozarks, after the high water from heavy rains in the early summer. Seems like we are living in a day of feast or famine. Down on Norfork and Bull Shoals a couple of months back, I saw some very high water. But last week on Bull Shoals the lake was about 30 feet lower. It looked like they were draining it.

Missouri State Parks encourages park visitors to follow Leave No Trace Principles and social-distancing guidelines this fall

With increased visitation at Missouri state parks and historic sites, it’s important for visitors to remember their role in protecting and preserving Missouri’s natural and cultural resources, while considering the health and safety of others. Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization with a mission of protecting the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly.

Common sense climate change

By Larry Dablemont

    My dad and I had lots of talks on river gravel bars; from the time I was a boy to the years after I had kids of my own. I remember in particular, a time in the fall when I was home from college, talking about the education I was getting.