Traditional archery a pastime that provides fun year-round

As the weather continues to improve and days become longer, we are more apt to want to stretch our legs with long walks in the woods. Searching for mushrooms and shed antlers is reason enough to venture into wild lands, but for added fun, consider carrying a traditional bow and flinging arrows at stumps, clumps, […]

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Explore Big Raccoon Creek in Covered Bridge Country

During my college years at Purdue, I came to know the abundance of outdoor opportunities creeks provide. Like many in this state, Sugar Creek was the first to draw my attention, with top-notch camping opportunities abound in the area. Turkey Run and Shades are both beautiful State Parks that provide access to the creek for […]

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Kayaking opportunities abound across Missouri

There are many advantages to a kayak. They’re usually light, making them easy to transport and control. One person can handle most. You can take them anywhere. They’ll fit on top of most vehicles. Kayaks also provide exercise. They don’t use gas or batteries, so they’re environmentally sound. The list can go on. Here are […]

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Be prepared for youth turkey season

After three years in a row of my youth turkey hunting partner taking a bird, last year ended in a miss. I blame myself. My partner was not as prepared for his first hunt as he should have been. I won’t make that mistake again. Youth turkey season is my favorite weekend of the year. […]

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Conservation Federation Convention is Citizens’ Opportunity for Input

Citizens often wonder how their voice can be heard when it comes to helping set the direction of conservation and natural resource management in Missouri. The best answer I know of is to become an active member of the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM). Of course, I work for the Conservation Federation, so my opinion […]

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