Outdoor News

Bob Stickles
Lake levels are back to normal, and fishing has picked up. A major tournament on Bull Shoals was won a few weeks ago with 19-plus pounds. Buzz baits, spinnerbaits and crank baits have all been working. Look for bass on main lake bluffs starting at the bluff ends. Fish next to the bluffs with a...

Photo courtesy Lynn Bentele
Tom and Lynn Bentele have a new walking companion. For about two months, this wild tom turkey has befriended the Benteles and others in their Zanoni neighborhood and shows up to accompany them on daily walks. He may be hoping for protection as Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season started Sunday.
Missouri Department of Conservation staff remind fall river floaters and anglers to check the status of MDC river accesses before heading out on a canoe trip or an evening of gigging. More than 184 MDC accesses and conservation areas were damaged in this year’s historic spring flooding. MDC says...
A hunter education class will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Gainesville High School library. Those taking the class much be at least 11 years old on or before the date of the class and must register online at mdc.mo.gov. Follow the online links to Hunter Education, Skills Session...
With summer about over, the fall patterns for bass should start soon. That’s top-water in the morning and evenings and jigs during the day. Do not overlook crankbaits as they have been working all year long. Speaking of crankbaits, if you have not seen the new colors of the Rock Crawler, stop in...

Hunters who harvest deer in any of the 25 gray-shaded counties of MDC’s CWD Management Zone, including Ozark County, during opening weekend of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 11-12 must present their harvested deer at a MDC CWD sampling station so staff can collect tissue samples to test the animals for CWD. Sampling stations here will operate at Dora School and Gainesville School. Find other counties’ sampling stations at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.
MDC will conduct mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer Nov. 11-12 in Ozark County and 24 other counties; voluntary CWD sampling will be offered throughout the entire deer season.   The Missouri Department of Conservation needs the help of deer hunters this year to keep the deadly deer disease...


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