The Lake Today Recreation


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Missouri Wild Elk: A legacy of our generation

Listening to a wild Missouri elk bugle for the first time was one of the most moving and inspiring moments I’ve ever experienced in the outdoors.

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Pumpkins: America’s favorite fall fruit

More than one billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the U.S. annually each year, with many as jack-o-lanterns during Halloween

While pumpkins are native to this country and were a favorite edible of Native Americans, the use of the large fruits as a Halloween decoration didn’t become popular until the Irish began immigrating to this country in the mid 1800s.

Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 is collecting deer hides for veterans

The Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705, located in Laurie, began collecting deer hides for veterans Sept. 27.

Lake of the Ozarks to host high school bass tournament

Missouri high school anglers will have the chance to fish for $28,000 in scholarship money during the Missouri High School Fall Classic Bass Tournament Oct. 26 at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Fall is the right time to visit Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake is a true sportsman’s paradise. A group of 200 professional outdoor enthusiasts just proved it.

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‘Take a Kid Fishing’ at 5th annual free derby

The Annual Take a Kid Fishing Derby is an increasingly popular free activity for children and their families to try to hook a big catch or learn how to fish from local experts.

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Monarch butterflies getting ready for migration

Not only do monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year, but they also go through four generations per year, so the butterflies that migrate south each fall are not the same ones that came north in the spring.

Make plans now for the Fall Big Bass Bash

On Oct. 4-5, Lake Area businesses will see a swarm of amateur fisherman come to Lake of the Ozarks in hopes of claiming a $70,000 grand prize for the biggest fish during the Annual Fall Big Bass Bash.

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The unexpected loss of man’s best friend

Junior was born the son of Bocephus. He was destined for greatness. Having a renowned retriever for a father sets expectations high. Junior may have never won a world title, but he was a champion. The tears of two little girls prove it.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: Big baits for big bass

This weekend, the Fall Big Bass Bash will bring in thousands of amateur fishermen from across the country to compete for $70,000 grand prize at Lake of the Ozarks.

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Enjoy the colors of fall

As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges and purples.

Golfers still encouraged to sign up for 8th annual Hope House Golf Classic Saturday

A few slots are still open for the eighth annual Hope House Golf Classic Saturday, Sept. 27 at Bear Creek Valley Golf Course.

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Three flowers that thrive in fall’s cooler temperatures

The University of Missouri Extension Service says to add pizzazz to your autumn display

The University of Missouri Extension Service describes autumn flowers as “nature’s last brazen splash of the paintbrush before the sullen grays of winter come.”

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Captive deer remain wildlife controlled by MDC

One vote. One vote was the difference between reclassifying captive deer as livestock, or leaving them as wildlife under the control of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: It’s about structure, lighting and location with crappie beds

Crappie fishing is gearing up at the Lake, and placing the beds properly is key to scoring some prime fish.