The Lake Today Recreation


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The RV: A family road trip trend

Quality RV shares tips on maintaining, making a recreational vehicle a regular vacation resource

Shipments in 2014 are expected to total more than 335,000 units, which would be the highest total since 2007. At Lake of the Ozarks, Quality RV in Linn Creek has seen similar trends, marking 2014 as one of the best years and possibly surpassing sales and service numbers they had before the national recession.

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Driftwood Outdoors: The daughter delight of a wannabe mountain man

A Midwesterner by birth, my only goal upon college graduation was moving to Montana to become a mountain man. I moved to Montana, but instead of being swept downriver by a rushing current, I was swept off my feet by a woman. We married and had two daughters. Before I ever arrowed an elk, I was back in the Midwest.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: High heat means fishing with live bait

With temperatures swelling to the 90s and 100-plus degrees Fahrenheit currently, fishing fun can turn into a failed flop for families and avid fishing enthusiasts. However, Bill Cassidy, Osage Beach Bait & Tackle owner and award-winning fisherman, offers one piece of advice: use live bait.

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Hunting, fishing are big business

Outdoor recreation brings big dollars to state, nation

Here at Lake of the Ozarks, residents are well aware of just how much impact outdoor sports activities have on the local economy. But Lake residents and visitors may not be as aware of the impact hunting and fishing has on Missouri’s statewide economy and on the nation as a whole.

Colorado man pleads guilt to illegally trafficking in paddlefish

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, recently announced a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw.

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Garden journal, calendar available from MU Extension

New publication helps both beginning and experienced gardeners

Donna Aufdenberg, Sarah Denkler and Katie Kammler, horticulture specialists with University of Missouri Extension, have created “From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar” to help both beginners and experienced gardeners.

Help support Laker Athletics in upcoming Golf Classic

The Laker Athletic Boosters is looking for participants in its 28th annual Laker Invitational Golf Classic Monday, Sept. 1, at The Oaks Golf Course at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

Highway Patrol reminds boaters of safety precautions during Lake of the Ozarks Shootout this weekend

Captain Gregory D. Kindle, Troop F commanding officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds boaters of the upcoming Lake of the Ozarks Shootout boat race event being held near the Hurricane Deck Bridge on Lake of the Ozarks of safety precautions.

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Lake of the Ozarks Shootout activities continue with race this weekend

Event raises thousands for local charities, organizations

Ten days of activities are underway for attendees at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout powerboat races.

Racers can hit the trails with the Missouri State Parks Racing Series

Missouri State Parks is unveiling its inaugural season of the “Missouri State Parks Racing Series” this fall. Trail races of various types and distances of will take place at Finger Lakes, Johnson Shut-Ins, Stockton and Katy Trail state parks.

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Refuge at Peck Ranch Conservation Area to reopen

A little more than a month after flood damage forced a temporary closure, the refuge portion of the Peck Ranch Conservation Area reopened o the public on Friday, Aug. 15.

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New deer regulations to help population rebound

What a difference 80 years can make. In the span of just one human lifetime, Missouri’s white-tailed deer herd has gone from almost nonexistent to thriving. With restoration complete, management is the challenge of the day.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: Waxworms help teach beginning fishermen the ropes

For those children 5 years old and younger, one rod, reel and bait set-up seems to work best and draw their interest into fishing.

Couples Scramble scheduled for Aug. 23 at Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills Country Club in Versailles will host a Couples Scramble Saturday, Aug. 23.

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8th Annual C.O.P.S. Golf Tournament sells out

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Missouri Conservation Agents Association held their eighth annual golf tournament on Aug. 3 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton.