Hay bale blinds offer perfect concealment for hunters
Outdoors

Hay bale blinds offer perfect concealment for hunters

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Brody Johnson figures it has been 40 or more years since he last climbed a tree. "I was probably 10 or 11," he said. "And I fell about 10 or 11 feet." A broken arm was the short-term result of that fall. The lingering effects...

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Missouri News

Chronic wasting disease tests planned in Knox, Adair, Macon counties

Three counties in Northeast Missouri will be among 25 in the state where mandatory deer testing will occur during the first two days of the fall firearms hunting season.

Patterns of success: Understanding different styles of camoflauge is key to making right purchase
Outdoors

Patterns of success: Understanding different styles of camoflauge is key to making right purchase

Karen Gillespie didn't think shopping for her grandson's birthday gift was going to be challenging. He asked for new hunting clothes and she figured it would be the perfect gift for a 22-year-old hunter who was struggling...

Preparation and plenty of shells will lead to dove hunting success
Outdoors

Preparation and plenty of shells will lead to dove hunting success

LIBERTY, Ill. -- Ben Clifton worried he need more shotgun shells. So he unzipped his hunting satchel, held it open and asked Brian Jones if he had bought enough. "How many birds you thinking about killing?" Jones said before they...

Outdoors

Teaching conservation starts with getting kids outdoors

Michael Robinson Sr. admits he erred on the side of the caution. He still erred. "To put it in football terms, if I could throw a flag on myself, I would," Robinson Sr. said. "I guess you'd call it unsportsmanlike conduct."

King Kat competition to make third stop in Quincy
Quincy News

King Kat competition to make third stop in Quincy

The Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail will make its way to Quincy for a third consecutive year.

Opening day makes hunters start to feel squirrelly
Outdoors

Opening day makes hunters start to feel squirrelly

QUINCY -- Chuck Chrisman remembers every detail of the morning, from the smell of coffee as he walked down the hall of his bedroom to the washing blood off his hands at the end of the hunt. It might have taken place 50 years ago...

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

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.

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.

Missouri News

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.