Outdoors

MU Extension hosts webinar series on food plots for wildlife

University of Missouri Extension will offer a three-night webinar series on “Establishing and Maintaining Food Plots for Wildlife.”

Nothing beats a good, sharp knife in your pocket

By Larry Dablemont
    I found an old pocket knife the other day, fairly rusty, and with part of the handle gone. It had three blades, but one was broken. If you soaked it in oil and sanded away the rust and loosened it up again, the old knife would have a few years left in it. I wondered just where it had come from, and when it had been new.

Writers group gathers for conference at Lebanon

By Bill Cooper
    The Missouri Outdoor Communicators recently held their 2021 Annual Conference at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Missouri. Lebanon has three times been named to Outdoor Life’s annual “Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen List.” From the great outdoors to the great indoors, Lebanon offers the experienced traveler a wide variety of options. Fishing, hiking, hunting, concerts, shows, pieces of America’s storied history on Route 66, and much more all can be found in the Lebanon area.

No matter the storm, rejoice and be glad about the day

By Larry Dablemont
    I awakened early on Saturday morning, two hours before first light, and fixed myself a cup of coffee… before going out on my screened porch in the darkness to sit and listen to the gentle rain.

Wahlig offers key tactics for fall turkey hunters

By Bill Cooper
    Bumping into to old friends is always an exercise in remembrance. I recently bumped into long time turkey hunting friend Keith Wahlig while trout fishing at Maramec Spring Park. We had not seen one another for perhaps a decade or more. We laughed and reminisced of turkey hunts we had enjoyed together. Additionally, we laid plans to record a podcast together and I pumped him for information to write this column.