A rule to live by: 'Fish where the fishermen ain't'
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A rule to live by: 'Fish where the fishermen ain't'

There's a secret to a good day fishing, and it isn't discovering where the fish are. It's knowing where the anglers aren't. That's what drew Buster Jenkins to this quiet spot on the Mississippi River bank where he seemingly had the world to himself.

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Why do you love to fish? Anglers share their reasons
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Why do you love to fish? Anglers share their reasons

QUINCY -- It may be the simplest question, but the answer can be very complex. Why do you love to fish? That query was posed to several area anglers and the stories behind their passion are as unique as every fish they catch.

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Department of Conservation outlines Wyaconda improvement plans

The Missouri Department of Conservation is seeking public input on how the Wyaconda Crossing Conservation Area should be managed for the next 15 years beginning in 2018.

Trail cameras, radio collars help WIU professor, grad students study bobcat populations
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Trail cameras, radio collars help WIU professor, grad students study bobcat populations

Shown a picture of a bobcat captured by a trail camera on a property in eastern Adams County, Chris Jacques admitted it could very well be the cat he and his colleagues have been tracking. "That would make sense," Jacques said.

Eradicarp fishing tournament targets invasive species
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Eradicarp fishing tournament targets invasive species

Quincy's riverfront will play host to the Eradicarp Fishing Tournament, a first-year event designed not only for competition but to help the environment.

Did you get my drift?: Wood left behind from flood waters can be inspirational
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Did you get my drift?: Wood left behind from flood waters can be inspirational

QUINCY -- Each small log Jacob Johnston picked up lacked the character he sought. "There's a perfect log out here somewhere," he said. So he searched through the piles of driftwood that had accumulated near the boat launch and parking area south...

Humming along, singing a song: Hummingbirds continue to capture attention of birders
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Humming along, singing a song: Hummingbirds continue to capture attention of birders

QUINCY -- A big backyard was high on the wish list when Matt Thompson and his wife, Olivia, were house hunting. That surprised some people. "Were not real outdoorsy I guess you could say," Thompson said with a grin. But we'd like to be."

If the fish aren't biting, it's time for a break
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If the fish aren't biting, it's time for a break

The dirt inside what Bobby Grissom called his bait bucket had become dry and crumbly. That's because the bucket wasn't made to hold moisture. It looked more like a tin spittoon than a bucket, but for years, Grissom dug nightcrawlers...

Making memories is what fathers do
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Making memories is what fathers do

The starting points vary from duck blinds to treestands to river banks, but most outdoorsmen remember their first experience in the wild for one very important reason. It happened alongside their dad. That's how the hunting heritage survives...

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Archery range, trail open at Mark Twain State Park

Mark Twain State Park unveiled a 10-station, ADA-compliant event archery range and a 15-station 3D target trail at the Frank Russell Recreation Area on Wednesday. The two new areas have been installed due to community demand for such.