Outdoors

MDC finds first case of CWD in southwest Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that a young buck harvested in Stone County in early November has tested positive for the deadly deer disease -- chronic wasting disease (CWD). According to MDC, this is the first detection of CWD in Stone County and the first detection in the far southwest region of the state.

Dillard Mill State Historic Site hosting Santa and Mrs. Claus Dec. 15

Dillard Mill State Historic Site invites you and your family to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15. Santa Claus is gearing up for his Christmas deliveries and has once again contacted Dillard Mill to grind special oats for his reindeer.

Visiting the old home-place covey

    Old Luke had found them and there wasn't any doubt about that. He stood there in the woodland cover with his tail high and head forward, his body twisted slightly with one foreleg lifted, drinking in the mesmerizing scent of bobwhite quail. Behind him a few yards was his hunting mate, Sadie, honoring his point and no doubt disappointed that the big Setter had found them first.

Fresh snow makes for outdoor fun 

    I admit it. I don’t like snow as much as I used to. However, I think as an outdoorsman pushing on the door of seven decades old, I still hold a fairly healthy attitude towards snow.

Warsaw man catches state-record walleye on a jug line

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Jason Reynolds of Warsaw became the most recent state-record-fish breaker in Missouri when he caught a walleye on a jug line on Truman Lake in Benton County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Reynolds on Nov. 5, weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Reynolds’ recent catch broke the previous state record by 1 pound, 1 ounce.