Eric Morris founded the Black Wolf Hunting Club with the goal of attracting African-Americans to hunting, an ambitious goal considering that federal surveys show that less than 5 percent of all participants are black. He says a recent outing at at the Harding Gamebirds hunting preserve in northern Missouri “is proof that blacks can have a great time hunting. We just have to give them the opportunity.”
There are dozens of companies in Missouri and Kansas, from the mom and pop operations to the major corporations, that make items that would be ideal Christmas gifts for the outdoorsman (or woman) on your list.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Don’t put away the fishing gear yet. At Ozarks lakes such as Norfork, Table Rock and Lake of the Ozarks, the fish are still biting. Norfork tops the list, with a variety of species hitting jigging spoons in deep water along bluffs.
Holiday party season calls for glitter, glam, and, oh yeah, gluttony. But while a few festive treats are part of the fun, overdoing it on cookies and cocktails will make your spirit anything but bright - there's nothing jolly about feeling bloated and tired.
Did you get wider over the holidays? It's a common belief that most folks will gain weight between Thanksgiving and the New Year, but according to experts, that gain actually only averages about a pound. However, that pound will make you fatter.
Outdoor play is the perfect antidote for children's winter boredom, but it's important to make sure they have the right cold-weather gear to protect them from the harsh elements. Some off-brand gloves could work for limited time spent outdoors, but extended time requires something more heavy duty like Outdoor Research's Kids' Adrenaline Mitts.
If you're buying for someone who'd rather spend an afternoon working circuits at the gym than working the remote through a "House of Cards" marathon, we've found some fun gifts and stocking stuffers that may make your shopping a little easier. All are available online and most can be found at local stores.
You don't need to take a seat on a chairlift to get a great workout on a mountain slope. In fact, you don't even need much snow. Work up a sweat in just a few minutes using hiking boots with a traction device, or snowshoes. There are good reasons to do this.
Dressed in all-white protective gear and wearing a mask, Chris Hoffmann lunged forward. When his blade made contact with his partner, a green light flashed and a shrill bell sounded inside Catonsville's Academies of Fencing in Baltimore practice gym.