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The Norfork Lake striper bite will continue near the dam until the water begins to cool. Now, instead of the water getting cooler it’s going up with the warm afternoons. No rain increases the chances that the stripers will be near the dam for a while. The latest oxygen level shows there is no...

Ozark County resident Austin Thompson killed this doe Sunday. Twelve other deer and one turkey were also harvested in the county during opening weekend of bow season.
Missouri archery deer and turkey seasons opened Saturday, and hunters all over the state took to the woods throughout the hot and muggy weekend in hopes of a successful hunt. Of the 1,584 deer and 72 turkey that were harvested statewide over the weekend, 13 deer (five antlered bucks and eight does...
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its last night tournament of the year on Aug. 25 out of Pontiac Cove on Bull Shoals Lake. Several fish were caught. Jigs and single-spins appeared to work well.  First place was won by Greg Phillips and Caleb Cline with 24.23 pounds. Second place went to Pete...

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The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a free gigging clinic for youth age 15 and younger on the North Fork of the White River in Ozark County on Oct. 6. MDC agent Tom Leeker said the specific location and other details will be announced later. The first 20 youth to sign up by calling...
Seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s George O. White State Forest Nursery may be ordered from now through April 15, 2019, as supplies last. MDC says a variety of low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings are available for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife food...

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The new course gives those 16 years and older more flexible and convenient options to become bowhunter-education certified.   The Missouri Department of Conservation now offers an all-online bowhunter education course for Missouri residents age 16 and older. The new course offers a more flexible...
The Norfork Lake striper bite was very good last week. We fished every day and had limits each day up to Sunday, when the wind was strong and from the east and the schools we have been seeing did not show up. Between my son and I, we did catch 11 stripers, but that’s the lowest number caught this...
Heavy machinery was spotted at the Tecumseh access of Norfork Lake over the weekend, and some residents have wondered if the equipment means the Army Corps of Engineers has begun its planned renovation of the Tecumseh access, officially scheduled to begin in December 2019 and be completed by April...
Striper fishing continues to be the hot bite on Norfork Lake. Right now everybody who live-bait fishes, trolls or spoons is catching stripers. This year, with the normal water levels, the lake has an excellent level of oxygen from 35 to 100 feet of water. This means the stripers have plenty of...

Pictured from left: Stacey Hambelton, Vance Hambelton, Renee’ Hambelton, current University Extension agent Randy Weidmeier and Terri Fossett, southwest project director.
 Co-workers, friends and family held a party Monday afternoon to say good-bye to Renee Hambelton on her last day as Ozark County’s family nutrition program associate with the Missouri University Extension office here. For the past 40 years, a Hambelton has worked in the local Extension office....

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