Outdoors

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.

MDC to hold virtual Basic Hunting Safety program Oct. 27

There’s no mistaking that fall is finally here, and that means deer hunting will soon kick into high gear in Missouri. Archery season is already underway; round one of youth firearms season opens Oct. 31. And the most popular time for whitetail hunters is the November portion of firearms deer season, which runs November 14-24 this year.

What to do when webworms invade your trees

By Larry Dablemont
    A couple of years back, I talked about a surefire way to destroy fall webworms by using a long pole with a newspaper page or two taped to the end. What I do is set fire to the paper, hold it up beneath the webs and burn the worms inside.

Revisiting favorite spots in the Ozarks

By Bill Cooper
    The Missouri Ozarks offers literally thousands of places to explore the outdoors. I have visited and explored many of these fabulous features over the last 50 years. Recently I enjoyed the opportunity to re-visit many of my favorite spots on the Ozark landscape.

MDC changes Nov. 14-15 mandatory CWD sampling to voluntary

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it has changed its mandatory sampling requirements for chronic wasting disease (CWD) to voluntary sampling in 30 counties during the opening weekend of this year’s November firearms portion of deer season. The change was prompted by ongoing cases and public-health concerns in Missouri regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.