Shed Hunting Brings Antlers and Information

After the long, brutal cold snap we just experienced, I had to find a reason to be outside. So, I headed to a farm I deer hunt to take down treestands and look for shed antlers. In case there is someone new to big game biology reading this column, each year cervids, including deer, “shed” […]

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Fly Fish Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley for Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass inhabit both Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, but Kentucky is known to have a greater population. It simply comes down to habitat, and Kentucky Lake has more deep water with a rock bottom and pea gravel flats than Barkley. That’s not to say you can’t get into smallies on Barkley, it’s just more […]

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Truman Lake Spring Crappie

At 55,600 surface acres, Truman Lake is the largest reservoir in Missouri. It is an amazing fishery with standing timber scattered throughout. Surrounded by more than 100,000 acres of public land, Truman is a very special destination for sportsmen and outdoors enthusiasts. When most southern reservoirs were impounded, the trees were logged. Not Truman. Here […]

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Sport Shows Open World of Possibilities

It’s show season. All across the country, Boat, Sport and Travel Shows are kicking off with the intention of introducing outdoors enthusiasts to people, places and products that can enrich pursuits of fish and game. None are larger or offer more excitement than the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show taking place February 16-25 at […]

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Ice Fishing Heats Up in Chilly Temperatures

As we begin the New Year, sub-zero temperatures have blanketed much of Missouri. This arctic blast has been cold enough to keep most people indoors, but those brave souls with the desire to catch some winter fish have an opportunity to pull some slabs through the ice. Ice fishing is pretty simple. You only need […]

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