Outdoor News

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...

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...

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