Outdoors

Where the quail went, wild turkeys go now

By Larry Dablemont
    I was just a kid in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s when quail hunting all over the Midwest was something amazing. Even in the Ozarks, hunters often found six or seven coveys a day. I was there, I saw it!

MDC now issuing citations for responsible recreation

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with Sonic Drive-In to reward Missouri youth for good outdoor behavior.

Driftwood, rocks and fishing lures

By Larry Dablemont
    If I were a young man trying to find a decent job, I would buy an old pontoon boat with a good outboard motor and strip everything off of it to just leave a flat deck. I would acquire a couple of chain saws and a powerful winch, hire a couple of young, strong guys, and get rich, spending my days on the lakes around the Ozarks cutting cedar logs, bringing them in and selling them.

Remember these summertime trout fishing tips

By Bill Cooper
    As usual summer recently roared into our lives with temperatures in the nineties. Alas, humans are not the only creatures to suffer. Trout in our Ozark streams begin to suffer from oxygen depletion as water temperatures rise.