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Richard Bradshaw of Winon became the most recent state-record breaker in Missouri when he gigged this northern hog sucker Jan. 27 on the Current River in Carter County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Bradshaw weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces with a length of 18.6 inches. His catch...

Mark Case, project manager at the Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home, Arkansas, office, discusses the proposed Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan with Theodosia homeowners Ron and Christine Reinbold at a workshop meeting held Monday night at Lutie School. Times photo / Norene Prososki
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday night held its second public workshop in Ozark County this month, this time welcoming residents to a drop-in session at Lutie School in Theodosia to introduce its proposed Shoreline Management Plan Revision for Bull Shoals Lake. An estimated 50 people...
Prior to the big rain last week a few white bass were caught on both lakes. The Stump Hole area on Norfork produced a few, as did Gooley Creek on Bull Shoals. Live minnows, sliders and swimming minnows all work well. The rooster tail spinner is also a popular bait for whites. Expect the white bass...

Highway 181 near Dora VFD
Raising livestock is a way of life for many Ozark Countians, and eating beef is a way of life for most residents here. We might not think about it much, but we non-farmers and farmers alike are thankful for modern technology and machinery – plus the long, hard work on the part of agricultural...
If we get the 5 to 6 inches of rain predicted this week it will have several positive impacts on fishing. First, it will start the walleye run up the rivers for their annual spawning run, and second, we need the water to get the white bass moving. The white bass are still a few weeks away, but this...
The Missouri Department of Conservation is updating its black bear research webpage with enhanced features and information on Missouri’s native black bear population. The new webpage will offer black bear research project summaries, project updates, new research photos, videos, interactive story...
The weather may not be as good as we like, but fishing will soon break loose. In about three weeks the white bass should start, the walleye are staging for their annual spawning run, bass are active and crappie fishing has been excellent on both lakes. Bass are still hitting the Rock Crawler...
Right now the Norfork Lake water temperature is in the low 40s and will stay that way for the next several weeks. Once we start getting some consistent south winds we should see a quick warm-up.  We are experiencing the normal winter shad kill and seeing thousands of small 1-inch threadfin shad...

MDC’s feral hog strike team removed a total of 6,567 feral hogs in 2017. This photo was taken in Iron County in southeast Missouri. MDC photo.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s feral hog strike team eliminated a total of 6,567 feral hogs from the state in 2017; the hogs were removed by MDC, in cooperation with its partner agencies and private landowners. In 2016, 5,358 feral hogs were removed. Crews removed 2,858 feral hogs in...
Six new members were recently elected to the Ozark County Extension Council. The members elected in District 1 – west were Robert Edwards, R. J. Moyers and Marlin Wallace. The members elected in District 2 – east were Lindsay Collins, Stacy Hambelton and Noel Luna.  A news release from the Ozark...

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