Outdoors

Brown trout eggs placed at Westover Farms

    If you were at Westover Farms on any given Saturday and saw a group of men in waders it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise, provided they were also carrying fishing poles. But if you saw a group of men in waders with rakes, shovels, hoes, and strange-looking wire baskets, you might just be a little confused.

Black vulture may be the devil’s own bird

By Larry Dablemont
    I was driving through Bennett Springs state trout park last week, to the west of Lebanon Missouri, and there they were, the devils own bird, seven or eight black vultures, right out in front of the main office. This is the farthest north I have seen them in the Ozarks, but they have become a living plague in much of north Arkansas. The authorities there at the park should kill every one of them as soon as possible, but it is illegal to do so.

Local geese can provide some hunting fun

By Bill Cooper
    Would you like to extend your waterfowl hunting season? Take up hunting local flocks of Canada geese. With a little work you can enjoy more days afield hunting waterfowl and put some delicious meals on the family dinner table.