World record shooter to perform at Sporting Clays for Scouting event
Illinois News

World record shooter to perform at Sporting Clays for Scouting event

Patrick Flanigan, billed as the fastest shotgun shooter in the world, will put on a shooting exhibition at the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation Sporting Clays for Scouting to be held at Harpole's Heartland Lodge on May 9. Sporting Clays for Scouting chairman Fred Cory said Flanigan has nine world records in Xtreme Sport Shooting. One of the records involves firing 12 shots in 1.2 seconds.

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Finally feeling like spring: Trout anglers relish improving temperatures
Outdoors

Finally feeling like spring: Trout anglers relish improving temperatures

CLAYTON, Ill. -- The hook and bait hit the water with the familiar "ploop" sound and sent a circle of ripples spreading out across the top of the Siloam Springs State Park lake. Cliff Scott's first cast of the day broke the silence...

Paris freshman organizes catfish tournament in memory of late cousin
Missouri News

Paris freshman organizes catfish tournament in memory of late cousin

A Paris High School freshman is organizing a fishing tournament in honor of his late cousin to benefit graduating high school students interested in studying wildlife.

Commercial fisherman sees evolving industry
Illinois News

Commercial fisherman sees evolving industry

Mike Matlick started his career as a commercial fisherman when he was 18. He sees it as a perfect job. And there is some hard work involved, too.

IDNR proposes changes to waterfowl blind construction rules
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IDNR proposes changes to waterfowl blind construction rules

QUINCY -- Chuck Churchill logged onto the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website and searched for the proposed amendment that would alter how he and his hunting partners build their duck blind. After nearly 30 minutes of searching, he gave up.

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News of the Wild: Master Naturalist program coming to Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. Master Naturalist program coming to Hannibal The Missouri Department of Conservation works to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. But MDC also relies on citizen science, private landowners and community engagement...

Hannibal begins work to extend Bear Creek Trail
Hannibal News

Hannibal begins work to extend Bear Creek Trail

The one-mile pathway along Bear Creek starts at South Main Street and currently ends at the Shannon Street bridge in Sodalis Nature Preserve. The half-mile trail extension will go from Ely Street southwest to Patchen Street.

Keeping public lands clean is job of every outdoorsman
Outdoors

Keeping public lands clean is job of every outdoorsman

Buster pressed his nose to the ground and stretched the 20-foot cord on his leash as far as he possibly could. Something piqued his interest. What was it? I will never be sure. It might have been a rabbit or a squirrel or some other varmint.

Restocking the tackle box with innovative lures
Outdoors

Restocking the tackle box with innovative lures

QUINCY -- It is one of the most common questions of the spring for anglers: What's missing from my tackle box? Typically, hooks, lead weights, sinkers and most of the everyday necessities need replenished. Often, you look at your gear...

Sodalis Nature Preserve gets new signs on trails
Hannibal News

Sodalis Nature Preserve gets new signs on trails

The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department installed about 20 new signs in Sodalis Nature Preserve last week to better guide people who use the Pirate Ridge trail.