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Driftwood Outdoors: Lake of the Woods ice fishing worth the trip

The thermometer outside a frosty window read 25 below zero. Inside the cabin, we had a fire raging and fresh coffee in the pot. Leaving warmth and safety to travel 20 miles out onto Lake of the Woods to ice fish in these conditions seemed crazy, and I maintained that thought the whole way to our ice fishing shanty.

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How to Start Seeds: Part 3: Ongoing care and maintenance of seedlings

Your seed packet will give an estimated number of days to germination. This is a very exciting time to see the seeds emerge and requires frequent monitoring from this point forward to make sure ideal conditions are maintained.

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March 1 marks the opening of trout season in Missouri

Sunday, March 1 marks the opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing at the Show-Me State’s four trout parks: Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Licking, Roaring River State Park near Cassville, and Maramec Spring Park near St. James.

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LOWA kicks off native plant sale with 140 choices

LOWA has kicked off their annual native plant sale.

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MDC seeks public input on changes to deer season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking public input on proposed changes to the state’s deer hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 hunting season.

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How to Start Seeds: Part 2: Ready to start the seeds

This is the second in a six-part series exploring seed and plant starting for spring in Lake of the Ozarks. Jeannie Robbins is an Advanced Master Gardener and will give readers step-by-step instructions and information to have success in this process.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Taneycomo cures cabin fever

Missouri anglers have no excuse for cabin fever. Lake Taneycomo, which runs through Branson, offers excellent winter trout fishing. With the summer crowds dissipated, winter is the perfect time to visit this premiere Midwest trout water.

Share the harvest feeds hungry Missourians

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), nearly 4,000 deer hunters donated more than 212,300 pounds of venison from the 2014 Missouri deer harvest to the state’s Share the Harvest program.

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Westlake Aquatic Center offers free memberships to low-income seniors

Camden, Morgan Senior Tax Boards support pool, programs for seniors

The Westlake Aquatic Center has openings for low-income senior citizens to enjoy the health and social benefits of being a pool member at no cost.

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Osage Beach moves forward with city park repairs despite federal funding halt

The city of Osage Beach awaits a resolution on if and when they will receive disaster reimbursement funds from repairing flood damage to the Osage Beach City Park.

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New ADA accessible fishing dock installed at Ha Ha Tonka

New fishing dock and improvements to ADA accessible trails are among ongoing improvements at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.A new wheelchair accessible fishing dock recently opened for public use along the shoreline in front of the parking lot near the Ha Ha Tonka State Park spring trail.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Celebrity hunting couple loves shed hunting with dogs

Shed hunting isn’t rocket science.

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Preparing for the crappie spawn

Although we are still a few months away, the crappie spawn will be upon us before long.

Missouri state parks saw record attendance in 2014

Continued increase in park attendance has positive impact on Missouri’s economy, supporting more than 14,500 jobs throughout the state.

MDC offers hunting-skills weekend for families

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to its first-ever Discover Nature – Families Hunting Skills Weekend workshop on March 13–15 at the Windermere Conference Center on Lake of the Ozarks.