Outdoors

Get out quick if you want to see the Ozarks fall colors

By Bill Cooper
    Fall is definitely here. Fall colors have blanketed the Ozarks in a gorgeous display of red, orange, purple, yellow and other colorful arrangements. It’s not too late to take in one of several drives through the Ozarks to take in some of the dramatic views and color displays.

MDC reminds deer hunters of CWD mandatory sampling Nov. 12-13 and other key information

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it will be holding mandatory CWD sampling during opening weekend of the November portion of firearms season, Nov. 12 and 13, for hunters who harvest deer in 34 of 38 MDC CWD Management Zone counties.

Get tips on turning venison into tasty treats at Nov. 8 MDC virtual program

In addition to spending quality time in the outdoors, another benefit of a successful deer hunt is providing delicious venison for upcoming meals.

October is a great time for making memories

By Larry Dablemont
    Ain’t October wonderful! It’s the best month of the year for fishing and hunting, except maybe for November and April, and possibly May and December. I once spent most of October in Canada, fishing for walleye, crappie and smallmouth, and hunting ruffed grouse and ducks and geese.