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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...
Bryant Rackers of Bonnots Mill became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he snagged a blue sucker on the Osage River. The new “alternative method” record fish snagged by Rackers on April 21 weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, with a length of 30 inches. Rackers’ recent catch broke the...
Pete Pearson, left, and Eddie Guzik were the winners in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s April 14 tournament out of Aunts Creek Ramp on Table Rock Lake. Guzik also won the big bass prize for the day. Weights of the winning catches were not available at press time.
Tyelor Estes of Gainesville killed this 25-pound turkey recently in eastern Montana, where he is working on a shut-down operation at CHS oil refinery in Laurel.
The Norfork Lake weather is starting to feel like summer, and the striper fishing is 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. We have...

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