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Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll posted his first stringer full of white bass and walleye for the season on his Facebook page. Driscoll, an avid angler and outdoorsman, included the caption J.L.O.T.L., his personal catchphrase, “Just living off the land.”
Turkey season is just around the corner, Ozark Countians have found a few morel mushrooms sprouting up from forest floors, and waves of warm days and nights have began to raise the water temperature in area lakes and rivers. The conditions are just right for one of Ozark County’s most exciting...

Morgan Strain killed his first turkey last year while hunting with his dad, Michael Strain.
Ozark County turkey hunters join others across the state who are starting to feel the “itch” as spring turkey season nears. Missouri youth will have their first shot at bagging a bird this weekend, April 6-7, during the youth-only weekend. Adults, along with any youth who didn’t harvest a bird...

This photo, from the Missouri State Beekeepers Association, shows Boone County beekeepers Nancy and Domenic Giofre collecting a honey bee swarm. For more information, visit the MSBA website (mostatebeekeepers.org).
The Missouri State Beekeepers Association asks residents to be aware that honey bees swarm during the spring when they’re looking for a new home. Swarms usually appear as a large, vibrating lump of bees that may be found clinging to a car bumper, a fence, a tree limb, a porch rail – or just about...

Morgan Strain killed his first turkey last year while hunting with his dad, Michael Strain.
Ozark County turkey hunters join others across the state who are starting to feel the “itch” as spring turkey season nears. Missouri youth will have their first shot at bagging a bird this weekend, April 6-7, during the youth-only weekend. Adults, along with any youth who didn’t harvest a bird...

Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll posted his first stringer full of white bass and walleye for the season on his Facebook page. Driscoll, an avid angler and outdoorsman, included the caption J.L.O.T.L., his personal catchphrase, “Just living off the land.”
Turkey season is just around the corner, Ozark Countians have found a few morel mushrooms sprouting up from forest floors, and waves of warm days and nights have began to raise the water temperature in area lakes and rivers. The conditions are just right for one of Ozark County’s most exciting...
The Ozark County Commissioners signed a proclamation Monday designating April as “Clean Up Trash Month” to encourage residents to tidy up roadways and public areas across the county. Here, presiding commissioner John Turner sports one of the safety vests he’s loaning to anyone participating; he...

Parking areas full of trucks and trailers, like this one at Bridges Creek on Lake Norfork (known locally as Stump Hole), are a sign that spring-season fishing is good on area lakes. The popular Lake Norfork access on Highway 160 at Tecumseh is closed to motor traffic again this year, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to work toward repairing the heavy damage the area sustained during the historic flood in 2017. The Corps says construction is set to begin in November or December, with repairs to be completed by April 2020. Fishermen can park on the shoulders of Highway 160 and walk down to the access to take advantage of bank fishing.
The Ozark County Commissioners signed a proclamation Monday designating April as “Clean Up Trash Month” to encourage residents to tidy up roadways and public areas across the county. Here, presiding commissioner John Turner sports one of the safety vests he’s loaning to anyone participating; he...

Parking areas full of trucks and trailers, like this one at Bridges Creek on Lake Norfork (known locally as Stump Hole), are a sign that spring-season fishing is good on area lakes. The popular Lake Norfork access on Highway 160 at Tecumseh is closed to motor traffic again this year, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to work toward repairing the heavy damage the area sustained during the historic flood in 2017. The Corps says construction is set to begin in November or December, with repairs to be completed by April 2020. Fishermen can park on the shoulders of Highway 160 and walk down to the access to take advantage of bank fishing.
The 2019 Real Ozarks Magazine, a glossy-covered, full-color guide to exploring Ozark County and the surrounding area, is now available at the Times office and wherever the  newspaper is sold.  The magazine, published annually by the Times, is distributed at visitor centers throughout the state....

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