Matt Brunet sees lots of big bucks as he tends game plots or monitors trail cameras at Harpole's Heartland Lodge during the summer.
The grass crunched under each step, dried out by the hot, humid weather and the lack of rain. It hadn't been mowed in weeks. It didn't need it either. The fact the grass felt brittle and had turned brown from dormancy didn't matter to Buster.
Wakonda State Park -- one of Northeast Missouri's most popular outdoor recreation sites -- will be the focus of a public meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday to give people a chance to voice comments and offer suggestions about the park and its operations.
The mission for fishing is quite simple. Land a lunker. The pursuit of that tends to make most anglers single-minded. They want to go on the water, get lines in the water and put largemouth bass, catfish or whatever they're chasing into their live well.
The glow of the lantern faded ever so slowly until the interior of the tent fell to black. The chatter from nearby campsites faded just as slowly. Eventually, the music died down, the partying ceased and the only things interrupting...
Linda Hess of LaGrange is one of the best friends a monarch butterfly can have.
The pump station at Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge in Pike County is undergoing construction in order to improve water management as well as restore natural flow patterns and drainage to benefit migratory birds.