Ray Scott, founder of Bassmaster and B.A.S.S passes away

Not many people can be credited for developing an entire industry. Ray Scott is one of the few. He built bass fishing into what it is today – NASCAR of the outdoors. Scott is the father of competitive fishing and paved the way for untold amounts of business around bass angling. He was larger than […]

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Mexican Wolf Restoration Finds Success through Cross-Fostering

In the wilds of rural New Mexico, I sat on a rock outcropping starring into the abyss of a seemingly endless landscape. The mountainous region’s arid climate leaves one wondering how anything could survive here. Yet, wildlife thrives. Deer, elk, aoudad, turkey, quail, coyotes and many more species make their home amongst the cactus and […]

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Conservation involvement leads youth to hunting

I’m a blessed father of two beautiful daughters. Both of whom are in the throes of their teenage years. They have a lot going on, so quality time with them is precious. Hanging with dad isn’t usually their top prospect for fun. Looking back, I was the same way at their age. That’s why it […]

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Hook Youth Anglers

Arkansas offers one of the greatest fishing spots for children in the country. It’s called Dry Run Creek. This gorgeous little stream is full of giant trout. It’s located next to the Norfork National Fish Hatchery a few miles east of Mountain Home. It fishes for less than a mile from the hatchery outflow to […]

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Wow-Zingo Mozingo

On a normal journey up to and through Northwest Missouri you might stop at St. Joseph for a meal and a little sightseeing, hit an antique mall, and then likely continue north to other destinations far away. And in a 70-mph blink-of-the-eye, you’d miss it. Maryville, Missouri. A community. A lifestyle. A chance to relax […]

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Bass Pro Shops Worlds Fishing Fair donates $1.5 million to conservation

The original Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri has been a special destination for 50 years. From humble beginnings of selling a little fishing tackle in the back of his father’s Brown Derby liquor store, to the empire amassed today, Johnny Morris has always been about selling equipment that helps sportsmen enjoy the outdoors and […]

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act one step closer to reality

Wildlife across the United States is in peril. State fish and wildlife agencies have collectively identified over 12,000 species of mammals, birds, fish and insects, many of which you have likely never heard of, as in need of proactive conservation measures. If passed, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) will provide funding necessary for such efforts. 

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