Fleer has become a genuine crank-bait artist

    Artistry continues to play an increased role in the baits fishermen purchase for their fishing arsenals. Check any bass anglers tackle boxes and you will find lures that span the colors of the rainbow and more.

Enjoy the flowing waters, just not on the weekend

    As much as I love spending time on an Ozark river, I wouldn’t be caught on one this weekend. For those of us who like the solitude and peace of a free-flowing stream, the Memorial Day weekend is a good time to stay home and wait until the middle of the week to visit a river. In fact, until school starts I won’t be found doing much in the outdoors on any weekend.

Onondaga Cave State Park offers off-trail cave trips of Cathedral Cave

Take advantage of a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park. Join an experienced naturalist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, as he guides you off trail on a wild adventure of the Cathedral Cave’s lower passage leading to its natural entrance situated just above the Meramec River. You will discover that there is more than meets the eye when you traverse nearly a mile of additional passage not normally seen on a regular lantern tour of the cave.

National Trails Day hike at Onondaga Cave State Park June 1

Join Onondaga Cave State Park staff for an invigorating hike, at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1 during National Trails Day. Named after the famed Onondaga Cave, this park offers visitors plenty to see above ground too.

Stoddard County angler swipes state record for black buffalo

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. Lee shot the whopper of a fish while bowfishing at Duck Creek Conservation Area Pool 1 April 21. The previous record weighed 74-pounds.