Outdoors

Conservation Federation of Missouri offers $8,500 reward to help MDC with elk poaching conviction

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is still looking for leads on the two elk shot in Shannon County Feb. 8, near the Log Yard. The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) and Operation Game Thief (OGT) are now offering a $8,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the poacher/s that shot the two elk. One of the elk was a 10-year-old bull, brought to Missouri from Kentucky in 2011. The other was an adult cow, born in Missouri.

Are there any black cats in the Ozarks?

    In Texas about eight or 10 years ago, an animal attacked a young girl, about 11 or 12 years old, and the fact that she survived is nothing but a miracle. Her skull was torn badly, nearly crushed and her scalp was gone. She underwent surgery for seven hours, her heart stopping several times. Today she is a young woman of 19 or 20 years of age, and recently she was on the Animal Planet television network (one of the few stations I watch) talking about what happened to her.

Spring, ground hogs, and calling turkeys

    Spring has been slow to arrive. Punxsutawney Phil, the infamous groundhog from out East, has presumably been fired. He missed the weather mark...again. Not an unusual thing among modern day weathermen, and groundhogs, however.

MDC forecasts challenging spring turkey hunting season

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 6-7. The regular spring season runs April 15 through May 5.

From bow fishing to trout fishing—it’s all hot in March

    March is hands down one of the best months of the year as far as fishermen are concerned. All kinds of fishermen. It seems it’s “bite on” with about any species of fish you can think of.