Brent’s best bet: Wilson Lake in central Kansas has produced impressive fishing this week. The stripers are hitting topwater lures early and late where they have been chasing shad. Smallmouth bass also are being caught on crankbaits, plastic bait and minnows in rocky areas. And catfish have been caught on cut bait on the main lake.
The Jackson County Legislature on Monday unanimously approved deleting a section of the county weapons code that prohibited discharging firearms or arrows in parts of eastern Jackson County. The ordinance had confused and angered some landowners, who said it prohibited them from hunting on their property.
Statistics from the most recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Association Recreation tell a sobering story: Whites made up 86percent of all fishermen nationally and 94 percent of hunters.
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The Ozarks region is renowned for its shallow, scenic float streams. Whether you’re traveling by canoe or by johnboat in search of fishing adventure, the area has plenty to offer. Here are 20 rivers and creeks that offer great floating.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s Heart of America Hot Dog Festival wants to bring the community together through one of our nation’s favorite pastimes. Also this week: ‘Ragtime’ at Theatre in the Park and comedian Mike Epps at Starlight.
Brent’s best bet: Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma is a summer hot spot this week. The white bass fishing has been excellent early and late when the fish are chasing shad. The bow fishing also has been excellent, with many buffaloes being taken in backwater areas. And the fishing for crappies and catfish also has been very good.
With all of the trendy workout classes and pricey boutique fitness studios out there, you might feel the need to get back to basics. But don't worry, simple activities can still get you in awesome shape: A recent study in the American Heart Association's journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that moderate exercise, like walking, and vigorous exercise, like running or spinning, produce similar health benefits. Have a sense of adventure? Kick it up a notch by taking your walks to parks and trails, and then, you can call it hiking.
Anyone who gardens regularly can tell you the psychological, physical and social benefits they gain from the experience. But research is beginning to confirm this, and gardening as a method for therapy is growing in popularity throughout the country.
If your idea of keeping valuables water-safe involves something that resembles a Ziploc baggie, you should check out Pelican's 1020 Micro Case. Made from an impact-resistant polycarbonate casing with a rubber liner that seals to make it watertight, crushproof and dustproof, it will keep your small electronic or personal items safe through any adventure.