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Big bass winner - Brian Sherrll caught the big bass prize winner with a 4.85-pounder in the Jan. 27 Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held out of Pigeon Creek ramp on Norfork Lake.
Alabama rigs and jigging spoons caught most of the fish during the monthly Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held Jan. 27 out of Pigeon Creek Ramp on Norfork Lake. Despite cold water temperatures, several fish were caught.  Winners were Rodney Shockey and Marty Whisnant, first place with 18.35...
Bass fishing was hit-and-miss last weekend with several people doing very good while others struggled. The winning five-fish limit at Buck Creek was a little over 18 pounds with a big bass just over 5 pounds. The A rig worked well as did jigs and tubes. Most fish were in the 20- to 25-foot range,...
Temperatures are back to normal, and it’s time to get back on the lake. Melting snow is adding cold water to the lake, so cold-water tactics for bass are appropriate. The Bama rig fished slowly in 20 to 35 feet should produce some fish. The jig will work and again needs to be fished slowly....
Missouri’s 2017-2018 deer-hunting seasons ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total harvest of 283,940 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Howell with 6,182 deer harvested, Franklin with 5,957 and Texas with 5,619. Ozark County hunters...

Jacob Penrod
Jacob Penrod, 17, a junior at Branson High School, has earned one of five positions on the Missouri State 4-H Shotgun Team, which will participate in the national competition set for June in Grand Island, Nebraska. Jacob, son of Don and Becky Penrod of Branson and grandson of Gainesville resident...
Agricultural producers who want to enhance their current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program offered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to help private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help...
Missouri youth, archery and firearms turkey hunters can apply online Feb. 1-28 on the Missouri Department of Conservation website, mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts, for 2018 spring turkey managed hunts, including those at Caney Mountain Conservation Area in Ozark County. Managed-hunt details and...
Public comments on the future of three Missouri State Parks properties, including Bryant Creek State Park in Douglas County just north of Rockbridge, are now available online at mostateparks.com. The three properties, which have not been developed and are currently closed, also include Ozark...
No cases of CWD found in Missouri along Missouri-Arkansas border The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that 15 free-ranging Missouri deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of nearly 18,400 test results received so far for the 2017-18 season. But no cases of CWD...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman A hands-on exhibit in the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium allows young visitors, and those young at heart, to touch rays, horseshoe crabs and other aquatic life.
I had just entered Springfield’s new Wonders of Wildlife museum, stopping to admire the massive short-faced bear perched at the entrance and continuing on to read the plaque of a white-tail deer headdress at one of the first  display boxes, when a teenage girl and two adults made their way up...

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