I have lost, and found, many things in the outdoors

By Bill Cooper
    I’ve spent a lot of time in the outdoors in my 70 years on earth. Only recently did it dawn on me that I had lost a lot of items while on my outdoor expeditions, but I had also found a good number of rather astounding items as well. I suppose every old outdoorsman has as well.

MDC workshops teach prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

Landowners can learn to use prescribed fire as a land management tool at free prescribed-fire workshops presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The following workshops are planned in January and February throughout the Ozarks:

Resolve to catch more brown trout in the new year

By Bill Cooper
    January is one of the best months of the to fish for brown trout in Missouri. Brown trout tend to avoid strong light. They will hide under available cover on bright days. On cloudy days they tend to feed more in the open, making them easier to catch. January has a lot of dark, cloudy days, making it my favorite month of the year to fish for them.

MDC could learn a lot from seeing some good ranching practices

By Larry Dablemont
    A month or so ago, several people were on Facebook moaning about what our Ozark rivers have become. So I gave them an invitation to do something about it rather than talking about it.