U.S. Senate Passes Monumental Conservation Legislation

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the United States Senate passed The Great American Outdoors Act last week. This legislation is huge for public lands and waters, and has far reaching support from sportsmen and non-consumptive outdoor enthusiasts across the country. Any of us alive today, would be lucky to ever see another moment as […]

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Native Plants Help Monarch Butterflies

There are numerous reasons why so much attention is being given to Monarch Butterflies here in Missouri. To start, they’re truly a phenomenal species that bewilders scientists who study the annual migration monarchs make from the Oyamel fir forests in central Mexico to Canada and back.

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Rick LaPoint Table Rock Lake

With 43,100 acres of surface water and approximately 750 miles of natural shoreline, Table Rock Lake has both the size and scenery to make this special lake one of the premier outdoors destinations in America. With so much water surrounded by public land, Table Rock offers recreational opportunities for everyone who enjoys spending time outdoors, […]

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21st Century CCC

Unemployment surged during the Great Depression. Leaving 25 percent of Americans out of work. Thankfully, we have not reached those numbers during the coronavirus pandemic, but we are currently sitting above 13 percent with way too many young, unskilled workers suffering in their quest to find a job. This is a time in which we […]

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Tips for Dealing with Baby or Nuisance Wildlife

Wildlife encounters are exciting, especially when they include cute little babies. Whether you stumble upon a nest of chicks, tiny bunnies or have to flush a family of troublesome raccoons from your garage attic, close contact with wildlife provides a thrill. Knowing how to deal with wildlife when encountered is critically important. 

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RV Camping is Great Fun with Added Convenience

My greatest purchase of all time was a 1972 Scotty Sportsman 16 foot travel trailer. My cousin and I picked it up out of a farmer’s yard for $500 bucks. We were in college at the time and this sweet piece of Americana became our hunting camp. We called her Delilah Jones. 

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Conservation Organizations Launch Responsible Recreation Pledge

State by state, different rules have been implemented regarding outdoor recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. These rules have led to confusion at best and anger at worst. Many have argued against closures of parks and open spaces, limits on boating, and changes to hunting and fishing opportunities. Thankfully, there is light at the end of […]

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