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Cutter Morrison, 10, killed his first turkey during youth season while hunting with his dad,  Marty Morrison. The gobbler had an 11-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.

Gainesville student volunteers who helped with weigh-in at the recent Verne Cubbage Memorial Bass Tournament were, from left: Jaima DeVries, Javy Rosas, Will Uchtman, Eli Amyx and Blakely Morrison.
Mark Sanders of Ava won first place with an 18.4-pound catch in the 12th annual Verne Cubbage Bass Tournament March 31 out of Pontiac Cove Marina. Second place was won by Brad Welsh of Festus and Brandon Williams of Cape Girardeau with 17.4 pounds. Third place was won by Wyatt Grisham and Ray...
It was another crazy week of weather on Norfork Lake. We had some warm days, but the wind was from the east for four days, and it blew out all the bait and dirty water from the creeks. So as fishing got better the latter part of the week, catching bait became harder.The first part of the week,...

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Abel Parker, 19, of Thornfield flies through an icy creek at the Glade Top Trail Run  Saturday, April 7. Parker took first place overall in the 10.25 mile race and set a new course record, finishing in 1:12:51.  Race director Liz Kyger said the number of runners who had pre-registered numbered...
White bass have been caught from the state line on Norfork as far north as you can get. Live minnows, sliders and swimming minnows are all effective on these fish. White bass on Bull Shoals are still staging in Gulley and Big Creek and will become more abundant as the water temperature rises....
Last week was another crazy week of Norfork Lake weather that produced lots of inconsistent patterns. We started the week cold and with good fishing. As the week wore on, we had lots of high winds, bad storms, rising water, high boat traffic – and slower fishing. We ended the week with cold weather...

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Hammond Mill Camp, Inc., is celebrating 70 years of hosting camps with an open house and spring clean-up day to be held Saturday, April 28. “This is a great opportunity to tour the camp and learn more about this treasure in the Ozarks,” said Hammond campground manager Rick Yeager. “It’s also an...
Montgomery Mitchell, 8, killed this turkey April 7 while hunting with her dad, Brett Mitchell. The bird weighed 24 pounds and had a 10 1/2-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs.
The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting Callery pear trees this spring. Better known as Bradford pears, the Callery pear tree is an invasive species known to multiply quickly and crowd out Missouri native plants. While it’s been a popular...

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The 13th annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Pontiac Cove Marina in Pontiac. The day will begin with a lake, park and highway clean-up sponsored by the marina from 9 a.m. to noon. The marina will provide trash bags and gloves to anyone who participates, and a...

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