The MeatEater makes a turkey trip to Missouri

There’s an old adage about not meeting your heroes because you’ll likely be disappointed. My time with Steven Rinella dispels this assertion. The man behind the popular outdoor platform “MeatEater” is every bit the outdoorsman and authentic communicator he comes across as through his writing and on his television show and podcast. At the end […]

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Hard work makes dreams of youth come true

My first hunting camp was a small space under the stairs leading to the basement of the house I grew up in. With a wall on one side and my father’s desk on the other, there was just enough room to spread out my camouflage G.I. Joe sleeping bag next to a gun cabinet I […]

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Youth turkey harvest way down, but spirits up

Youth turkey season was pretty tough this year. Cold weather and a late spring made for a challenging two-day hunt. It was all the way down to 19 degrees on Saturday morning where we were hunting in central Missouri. Kids were bundled up like it was a late season deer hunt. But youth hunting isn’t […]

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Indiana Receives Brown Trout from Michigan

Good neighbors are a blessing, and Indiana has them all around. We’ve worked collectively with neighboring states for decades to manage Lake Michigan. A collaborative process has ensured the species that anglers are most interested in thrive. Thanks to Michigan, Hoosier anglers should experience good brown trout fishing on the “big lake” for the foreseeable […]

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Farm ponds are a favorite for surefire fishing

Large Missouri bodies of water, like Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, the Missouri River and many more, offer incredible angling opportunities. They also often require somewhat of a steep learning curve and advanced equipment. If you are just looking to relax, catch some fish and put a few filets in the freezer, you might […]

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Be prepared for adventures in bear country

Across the Ozarks, black bears are growing in number. This incredible conservation story is one we should all be proud of. Black bears are incredible creatures that belong on our landscape, but as their populations expand, we must recognize the necessity of taking precaution in bear country to ensure the safety of those venturing outdoors, […]

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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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