When the rare prairie chickens get on a schedule, they get predictable. And that can lead to outstanding hunting in the cropfields at the edge of vast grasslands.
A Liberty couple is worried that their deer farm might be put out of business as the Missouri Department of Conservation strives to contain Chronic Wasting Disease.
When Mark Clemishire caught a huge rainbow at Lake Taneycomo, he could have had a place in the Missouri record books. But instead of keeping the fish to have it weighed on certified scales, he simply measured it, then let it go.
Find out where the fish are biting and the ducks are flying.
Many hunters concentrate on big water when they chase ducks at this time of the year. Not David Williams. He’d rather hide in a cut corn field and wait for the mallards to fly in to feed.
Chatt Martin knows that a little bit of pain can lead to a lot of gain when crappie fishing in the cold at Glen Elder Reservoir.
With wide, long wings, the golden eagle launched itself fast enough to leave Nate Mathews amid a backwash of stirred air.
Wildlife biologists with the Missouri Department of Conservation warned hunters not to expect much from the firearms season. But even they probably didn’t anticipate this much of a drop in harvest totals. Hunters shot 157,224 deer in the 11-day season that ended Tuesday, a drop of 47,444 from last year.
Brent’s best bet: Despite the blast of cold weather, the crappie fishing is hot at Stockton Lake. Guides are catching good numbers of fish on jigs in 20 feet of water along channel drop-offs. And as a bonus, some walleyes have been caught in the same places.
A threatened Colorado boycott by hunters opposed to the state’s recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence has failed to materialize.
Servicemen who were injured in the line of duty get a chance to hunt deer, enjoy camaraderie of those who have been through similar life-changing moments at a secluded deer camp near Jerico Springs in southwest Missouri.
Howell County has led the state in deer kills the last two firearms seasons, and it could make it three in a row. Through Thursday evening, the sixth day of the 11-day season, Howell was in third place in the state with 2,154 deer checked in. Texas was first with 2,223 deer registered and Oregon was second with 2,186.
Pile on the clothes and go duck hunting this weekend. Though the weather is forecast to be cold, the mallards are on the move. Grand Pass and Squaw Creek in Missouri and Cheyenne Bottoms in Kansas all are holding more than 100,000 ducks, a good percentage of them mallards.
Fierce winds, mild temperatures and rain proved to be worst-scenario conditions for Missouri deer hunters on opening weekend of the firearm season. With deer bedded down and not moving, hunters posted a harvest of only 61,446 deer Saturday and Sunday. That was the lowest opening-weekend total in more than 20 years.
The future is uncertain after discovery of a deadly deer disease, but hunters in northeast Missouri still enjoyed a memorable opener Saturday.
Howell County leads the state in harvest.
Strong wind, mild temperatures and spotty rain proved to be bad weather for hunters Saturday during Missouri’s deer opener.
The Missouri deer opener is a major holiday for the Rittel family, who travel to the Ozarks for a week of deer camp, special meals and getting together with family and friends.
More than 500,000 hunters participate in some type of deer hunting in Missouri, the majority of them in the November firearms hunt that starts Saturday. That makes it the single most popular week and one-half of the outdoors recreation schedule in the state.
Brent’s best bet: If you’re a waterfowl hunter, this would be a good time to plan a trip to central Kansas. The latest cold front has the ducks and geese streaming into the region. Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is holding 200,000 ducks and 200,000 geese. And the nearby Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area has more than 100,000 ducks and up to 150,000 geese.
The Ozarks region is renowned for its shallow, scenic float streams. Whether you'e 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.
Looking for a way to hike into Missouri's outdoors? Here are plenty of options.