Hunters pay big bucks to go after big bucks or other game
Illinois News

Hunters pay big bucks to go after big bucks or other game

Matt Brunet sees lots of big bucks as he tends game plots or monitors trail cameras at Harpole's Heartland Lodge during the summer.

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Hunting traditions strong
Illinois News

Hunting traditions strong

During her first deer hunt, Kelsey Taylor stood on a rudimentary tree stand made of 2-by-4s.

A dog, a ball and a playful attitude adds up to a good day
Outdoors

A dog, a ball and a playful attitude adds up to a good day

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.

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Public meeting slated for Saturday at Wakonda State Park

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.

Take time to look around to see the beauty of the outdoors
Outdoors

Take time to look around to see the beauty of the outdoors

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.

Outdoors

Sleeping in tent is opportunity to embrace nature's chatter

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...

Gardner Camp hosting summer events for youth
Illinois News

Gardner Camp hosting summer events for youth

Gardner Camp has announced its schedule for summer shooting sports open to youths between 12 and 17 years old.

LaGrange woman helps in development of monarch butterflies
Missouri News

LaGrange woman helps in development of monarch butterflies

Linda Hess of LaGrange is one of the best friends a monarch butterfly can have.

Wildlife refuge pump station under construction to benefit migratory birds
Missouri News

Wildlife refuge pump station under construction to benefit migratory birds

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.

Campers find there is art to building a fire
Outdoors

Campers find there is art to building a fire

CLAYTON, Ill. -- Adam Whitaker built his campfire in the traditional manner. Teepee-style. "My dad showed me how to do this as a kid," said the 35-year-old Whitaker, an accountant from Troy, Mo., who was building a fire while camping...