Lake of the Ozarks offers outdoor opportunities for all

Lake of the Ozarks is one of the best all-around outdoor destinations in the country. Bold statement, I know. But when you consider all there is to do on and around this 54,000 acre reservoir, I don’t know of another destination offering more diversity for outdoor enjoyment. Add in the fact local amenities like restaurants, […]

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A Kwik Trip to Wisconsin

Standing in the women’s bathroom with eight others, I could see several blue-shirted individuals quietly walk past the door through an adjoining back hallway. Against the wall a few feet away, a young woman with a blue surgical mask trembled and looked on the verge of collapse. Shaking too hard to hammer out a text […]

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Road trip across Montana reconnects people and places

Montana was my dream. I believe it began with watching Lonesome Dove as a boy. In the movie, Montana is the Promised Land. When Captain Call decides to end the cattle drive, as he gazes out over the majestic landscape, he accepts he would find no place more perfect. I know the feeling. Montana is […]

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Bull Shoals Region is a special fishing destination offering multiple waters

The White River in Northwest Arkansas is where my love of trout fishing was born. This world class fishery flows from the base of Bull Shoals Dam southeast to its confluence with the Mississippi. The upper 30 miles of the White is one of the greatest trout fishing destinations in the country. Anglers descend on […]

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Bluegill fishing heats up as summer approaches

Bluegill fishing is simple. That’s really why I love it so much. I’ve often said life is stressful, so fishing shouldn’t be. I’m glad there are bass tournaments and the anglers who fish them. Those guys and gals keep the industry humming along and generate huge amounts of funding for conservation. It’s just not for […]

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Completion of Turkey World Slam about People and Places

The first time I ever saw wild turkeys, I was sitting in a deer stand on a crisp fall afternoon near Roselawn, Indiana. As the sound of leaves crunching grew louder and louder, I envisioned a large white-tailed buck making his way towards me. When a string of hens emerged instead, walking single file on […]

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