Outdoors

Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park May 18

Are you an avid and artistic photographer looking for a new and unique subject? Then look no further than Onondaga Cave State Park. Join a member of the Onondaga Friends Association with a passion for photography as she leads tours through two great caves for hours of photographic possibilities Saturday, May 18.

How to score a sucker and where to grab one

    Usually the yellow suckers run up the streams of the Ozarks earlier than this, but there is no strict timetable. Depending on water conditions, weather, and other factors you can find suckers shoaling in April and May if you look for them. Some friends of mine make a trip each year to the tributaries of Norfork Lake to grab suckers, and they have it down to a fine art, with perfect gear for grabbing, and grab hooks that are built with one large hook and a weight beneath it that makes the single hook sit up on the bottom. That type of grabbing is sort of blind grabbing, like the paddlefish grabbers do.

MDC finds more deer with CWD, but disease remains rare in state

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 41 new positive test results for chronic wasting disease (CWD) have been confirmed following its sampling and testing of more than 32,000 free-ranging Missouri deer during its 2018-2019 disease-surveillance efforts. The 41 new positive test results bring Missouri’s total CWD detections to 116 since 2012. The new positives were from the following counties:

Onondaga Cave State Park offers series of four hummingbird banding events

Join researcher Lanny Chambers at Onondaga State Park as he captures, bands and studies ruby-throated hummingbirds during a series of banding events. The first event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at the park’s visitor center. Reservations are not required.