Reasons to be thankful for 2020

Our Thanksgiving was smaller this year. Yours likely was, too. While the challenges we’ve faced in 2020 have been formidable, there have been bright spots and some changes for the better that will likely never revert. I think it is important this year to think deep on what you can take away to be thankful […]

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Poachers Ruin Deer Camp Experience

Opening weekend of Missouri’s firearms deer season was a disappointment, to put it mildly. Only one of the six hunters in our camp took a buck. The weather certainly did not cooperate. Rain, wind and lighting all impacted our hunting efforts, but it was the brazen, illegal act of poachers that really ruined the experience […]

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Colorado Mule Deer Hunt Caps Lifelong Dream

Eight years is a long time to wait for a deer tag. Yet, it’s only a fraction of the 30 I spent dreaming about wrapping my hands around the antlers of a big Colorado mule deer. After building preference points and planning for the better part of a decade, I finally made a lifelong dream […]

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SHOT and ATA Canceled

Manufactures of male blue jeans with rear end rhinestones are going to see a big dip in sales this year since the Archery Trade Association (ATA) and Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) conventions have been canceled for 2021. All jokes aside about the large number of grown men dressing up like teenage pop stars, […]

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Understanding Rules and Regulations is a Hunter’s Responsibility

Compared to the complexity of western big game hunts, deer hunting rules and regulations in Missouri are pretty straight forward, but there is more to it than buying a license and checking in the deer you kill. The Missouri Department of Conservation prints regulations books and offers those regulations online through their website. Each year, […]

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Learning to hunt on your own is rewarding

You have a couple of weeks before deer season. If you’re like me, you’re going to spend opening day in a familiar spot full of memories from past successful hunts. If you’re new to hunting, or maybe you have never hunted but have thought to yourself it’s something you’d be interested in giving a try, […]

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National Wildlife Federation Sounds Alarm on Asian Carp

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), North America’s largest conservation organization, has been working aggressively for years to raise awareness of and implement action against the continued spread of invasive Asian carp. Like many problems facing our environment and natural world, Asian carp are for most people, out of sight, out of mind. But if you […]

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