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Fishing Tournament Trail for June 28

The Fishing Tournament Trail reports results of fishing tournaments and notices of upcoming events. To report either, email bfrazee@kcstar.com or call 816-234-4319 before noon on Mondays. For results, please include spellings and hometowns of the first two places and the big-bass winner, with number of fish, weight and winnings.

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Inner-city kids get a crash course on the outdoors at special event

Khloe Reid wasn’t sure what to think when she got a close look at the bluegill dangling from the end of her cane pole. Fishing was a new experience for the 7-year-old Kansas City girl. She was among hundreds of inner-city kids who were were participating in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Discover Nature Field Day for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.

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Fishing Tournament Trail for June 21

The Fishing Tournament Trail reports results of fishing tournaments and notices of upcoming events. To report either, email bfrazee@kcstar.com or call 816-234-4319 before noon on Mondays. For results, please include spellings and hometowns of the first two places and the big-bass winner, with number of fish, weight and winnings.

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Wina Sturgeon: Why elite athletes should go back to driving school

Upper level athletes do a lot of traveling. Matches and competitions are played all over their states, as well as out of state and out of their region. A team may travel by bus or a van. But an elite athlete who travels alone or with a coach or friend will usually drive their own car. That's where driving ability can lead to big trouble.

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Hybrid shoe perfect for trail runners, hikers

While there are still plenty of hard-core hiking boots on the market, more people are taking to the trails in less traditional - and more comfortable out of the box - trail running shoes. Traditional running shoes usually don't offer quite enough protection from rocks and roots, and the lateral support is often insufficient to avoid ankle sprains on uneven terrain. But a shoe like the LaSportiva Akasha is an excellent hybrid that will satisfy both serious trail runners looking to run fast and day hikers looking for a comfortable way to hit the trail.

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Introducing inner-city kids to the outdoors

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Fishing Virgil Ward's ponds

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Museum highlights Ozarks fishing history

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Exploring Bennett Spring State Park

The pleasures of floating Missouri's Niangua River 3:48

The pleasures of floating Missouri's Niangua River

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Watch BoarBuster's feral hog trap drop

This is an example of the BoarBuster hog trap, a steel cage that's remotely operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation to catch feral hogs. Conservation staffers can activate the trap on their phones, tablets or computers when they're alerted that feral hogs are within the trap's boundaries. This particular video shows hogs being trapped in Oklahoma, but the theory is the same.
Courtesy of W-W Livestock Systems
Watch BoarBuster's feral hog trap drop 0:19

Watch BoarBuster's feral hog trap drop

Introducing inner-city kids to the outdoors 2:56

Introducing inner-city kids to the outdoors

Museum highlights Ozarks fishing history 4:09

Museum highlights Ozarks fishing history

Carrying on a fishing tradition on the Kings River 1:41

Carrying on a fishing tradition on the Kings River