Outdoors

Ground-penetrating radar finds unmarked graves at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources usually uses ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, for finding waterlines and leaks or buried tanks. However, the department put that technology to another use at Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site, where several unmarked graves in both cemeteries on the property were discovered.

Summer water safety tips offered by Highway Patrol

            Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to incorporate safety into any plans to enjoy Missouri’s waterways. Nicer weather means an increase in activity regarding boating, swimming, and floating. Col. Olson reminds everyone that troopers patrol the state’s waterways to enforce Missouri’s boating laws and assist where needed. Everyone is asked to do their part to help ensure a safe summer.

Late evening topwater bass fishing make for great fun

By Larry Dablemont
    It was a nice little lake cove with clear water, and a little stream flowing in at the end. That little tributary would be very low most years, by this time in the summer. And most years, there wouldn’t be any green trees and shrubs in the water. But it looked to be a good place to fish a topwater lure, late in the evening, and I meant to try it. There was a nice little rock cliff not far away, some timber sticking up out of the water nearby, and no one there but me.

Don’t have much use for today’s experts and pros

By Larry Dablemont
    A few years back I was amused to see where there were a dozen or so "outdoorsmen" competing in an event to determine the best outdoorsman in the country. Reckon they actually narrowed it down to the very top outdoorsman? How ridiculous is such an effort.