Outdoor News

Here we go again with high water and fewer places to launch. Bass fishing has been OK at best, with top-water baits working early and late in the day. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps fished over the brush are working as are floating worms fished just over the brush. Most bass have finished the spawn...
VFW Post #5366 in Isabella will host an outdoor gear yard sale Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8 a.m. at the post on HH Highway, off Highway 160 in Isabella. The event, which will continue on the first Saturday of each month, lets area residents sell all types of outdoor items, including hunting and...
Scattered storms swept through the area over the weekend, bringing welcomed rain to farmers and gardeners and not-so-welcome wind and hail in a few areas. Jordan Henderson’s car, parked in the driveway at the Protem-area home of her grandparents, Tommy Joe and Sherry Skinner, was crushed when...
The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that 33 new cases of chronic wasting disease  were found following the testing of 24,486 free-ranging Missouri deer through its 2017-2018 sampling and testing efforts.  The new cases were from the following counties: Adair (3), Cedar (1), Franklin (4...

Missouri turtles are often seen crossing Missouri roadways this time of year as they emerge from their burrows and venture out to search for food, mates or nesting sites. Missouri’s box turtles can live as long as 50 to 80 years and occasionally more than 100 years. Photo courtesy MDC.
This is the time of year when the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds motorists to give turtles crossing roads a brake. Turtles are struck by cars throughout all the warmer months but are at special risk this time of year because they are on the move, emerging from their burrows to search...
The Norfork Lake weather is starting to feel like summer, and the striper fishing is really turning on. The shad have not spawned yet, but they are very close. It may still be a few days. The top-water bite is very sporadic right now. As the shad move to the shore the top-water bite will turn on....
Bass fishing is hit-and-miss on both lakes due to all the brush in the water. Top water has been working well in the mornings and evenings. Zara spooks and the jumping minnow by Rebel are both doing well. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps worked well during the White River Valley Electric Co-op...

Dee Shoemaker took this photo of a hummingbird, apparently chilled beyond moving and lying among the fern fronds on her deck at Theodosia when a recent cold snap swept through. “After the day warmed, he woke up and flew away,” she said.
Springtime in Ozark County means the flowers are blooming, trees are budding, babies are arriving and colorful migrators are passing through.

Dee Shoemaker took this photo of a hummingbird, apparently chilled beyond moving and lying among the fern fronds on her deck at Theodosia when a recent cold snap swept through. “After the day warmed, he woke up and flew away,” she said.
Springtime in Ozark County means the flowers are blooming, trees are budding, babies are arriving and colorful migrators are passing through. 

MDC photo
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation show that turkey hunters checked 34,055 birds during Missouri’s 2018 regular spring turkey season April 16–May 6. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 760 birds checked, Texas with 732 and Laclede with 657.  Ozark County hunters...

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