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Dolan Hawkins, left and his dad, Richard Hawkins, in an undated photograph taken in front of the chicken house on the family’s farm near Romance.
I was born at Romance in May 1938. When I was 5 years old my dad, Richard Hawkins, bought me my first gun, a .22 single shot, and taught me how to shoot squirrels and rabbits. Then, in 1943, Dad heard there was going to be a deer hunt in Ozark County the next year, 1944.  We lived close to Caney...

Scott and Wanda Brown were recognized for their Missouri Century Farm on Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. Also pictured are MU Extension staff members Traci Foster, left, and Randy Wiedmeier.
Scott and Wanda Brown of Theodosia were recognized for their Missouri Century Farm on Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. The award was presented by Randy Wiedmeier representing the MU Extension Service here. The Brown family farm was established Aug. 27, 1898, by Scott Brown’s great-great-...

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With fall firearms turkey season and archery season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation predicts it could be a challenging season because this year’s annual wild turkey brood survey shows statewide turkey production was below average.  The statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this...

Arthur Fortin, left, and Jacob Wisecup won first place with 16.48 pounds in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s monthly tournament Sept. 15 out of Pontiac Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake.
Arthur Fortin and Jacob Wisecup won first place with 16.48 pounds in this month’s Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held out of Pontiac Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake. Despite being hot on Sept. 15, several fish were caught. Second place was won by Pete Pearson and Taylor Bradshaw with 13.23...
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...

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