Bobcats and mountain lions, the only wild felines native to North America, are both also native to Missouri
Considered one of the state’s “big game species,” Missouri’s largest bobcat population is right here in the Ozarks, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
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With the kick-off to the holiday season officially starting Nov. 27, Black Friday, Osage Beach Bait & Tackle Owner Carol Drysdale reminds shoppers to not forget gifts for the fishermen in their lives.
You open the freezer door and stare at shelves filled with venison. You feel good that you have been successful in the field, but even though you don’t need any more meat for the year, you’d really like to spend more time deer hunting. There is an answer. It’s called Share the Harvest.
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 97,171 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of fall firearms deer season.
Camdenton youth bags first deer
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The Missouri Cave and Karst Conservancy is planning volunteer workdays to continue the Goodwin Sinkhole Pit and Cave dig and restoration project Saturday, Dec. 5.
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has $5.2 million available to help Missouri landowners restore wetlands and $383,500 available for easements to protect agricultural land from conversion to non-agricultural uses.
The Lake of the Ozarks Horseshoe Club recently announced its weekly results for the Winter League Singles game play.
Hundreds of thousands of deer hunters will take to Missouri’s great outdoors in pursuit of white-tailed deer with a firearm in their hands this fall.
Skip Surbaugh Benefit Fishing Tournament planning underway
Osage Beach Bait & Tackle Owner Carol Drysdale said 108 to 120 boaters turned out last weekend for the Anglers in Action Championship at Lake of the Ozarks. As they were catching fish and securing their placements in the tournament, their winning fish were nice sized but not the normal big keepers often seen.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced last week hunters checked-in 6,158 wild turkeys during this fall’s firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced, last week, that young hunters ages six through 15 checked-in 14,095 deer during the early youth portion of the 2015 deer hunting season.
The Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce hosted the 31st annual Missouri Buddy Bass State Championship fishing tournament Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Captain Ron’s in Sunrise Beach.
Although there is some form of whitetail deer season in effect from mid-September to mid-January, most outdoorsmen would answer November if asked the month of Missouri’s deer season.
The whitetail rut is upon us. Bucks are running ridges and field edges in search of receptive does. This is the highlight of deer season for most. It’s the time of year we deer hunters dream about during the other 11 months.