State Rep Back Peddles Attack on Share the Harvest

Share the Harvest is a nationally recognized venison donation program and a point of pride for Missouri deer hunters. In 2019, hunters donated 6,795 deer to Share the Harvest, which totaled 348,535 pounds. That amount of meat, once distributed by local food pantries, will amount to over 2 million meals for Missouri families in need. […]

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Winter is the Time to Catch Smallmouth Bass

Some trips are a must do every year. For me, fishing the Current River in the winter with Billy Smith is at the top of that list.  Smith owns and operates Scenic Rivers Guide Service and Tours and no one I know has a better grasp on boating cold weather smallies than he does. With […]

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Conservation Commission Faces Legislative Attacks over Feral Hogs

Most people pay no attention to state politics. Your life is full. I get it. Mine is too. But if you care about the quality of life in your local community, state and country, but do not engage at all in the process of making the laws by which you are governed, then you should […]

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Waterfowl Stories Propel Wetlands Conservation

John Gordon has a tough job. He produces Ducks Unlimited TV. I know, it sounds glamorous, but each year, he has to come up with a 13-episode season to inspire hunters to pursue waterfowl with an ethic that lends a helping hand to our landscape. Conservation is hardly covered in school. It’s either passed down […]

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Fall is a Great Time for Crappie

Crappie fishing isn’t the first outdoor activity that comes to mind for most sportsmen in the fall. But if you ask professional crappie angler, Travis Bunting, when the best time of year to shoot docks for crappie is, he’ll say fall is hard to beat. Travis and his father, Charlie, are one of the top […]

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Works to Support Public Land Access

When I was living in Montana, I hunted elk. Not so successfully, as I’ve only one cow to my credit, but I burned some boot leather, and saw a lot of beautiful country. One specific area I found particularly enchanting was the Crazy Mountains. The Crazy Mountains are about 100 miles north of Yellowstone National […]

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Never Hunt from a Treestand Without Safety Support

Deer hunters across the country are busy making final preparations for the upcoming season. A large part of those preparations is hanging treestands and clearing shooting lanes. Safety is paramount when sitting in and climbing trees. Phillip Vanderpool, host of the popular online hunting show The Virtue TV, knows all too well about the devastating […]

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