Sports

Fall is here and it’s time to head out for your favorite fall activity. If at all possible, try to make time to take a young person squirrel hunting. This is the best introduction that you can have as a young person to hunting, safe gun handling and woodsmanship. A successful squirrel hunt also...
Missouri's archery deer and turkey season has opened on the 15th of September for enough years now that it almost feels normal. The season traditionally opened on the first of October, until the decision was made to add 15 days on the front end of the season in an effort to harvest more antlerless...
This is a column about outdoor related things. This week I'm not discussing the latest seasonal plant or wild creature to be on the look out for. Gaiter sounds a little like gator I know, but the kind I'm writing about isn’t wildlife. I had just pulled up by the entrance to Midwest Central Outdoor...
Quiz question: What is the largest genus of fish in North America? (Remember, from your biology classes that genus is a principle taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family). If you said “Notropis” you would be correct. Notropis are basically what we call minnows. There are about...
Bicycling down a gravel road at 10 miles an hour or so, you can hear and see things that you might miss in a truck. I've heard and seen a few bobwhites this spring, while biking and the weather has been helpful as far as nesting goes, so maybe we'll have a few more of these  birds come fall.  The...
The forecast is pretty summer like for the next few weeks, but that doesn't mean it’s not time to think about this fall. Deer hunters will have the month of July to consider and apply for the 2020-21 managed deer hunts in Missouri. By the time you read this, the computer in Columbia will have...
Each spring comes in its own sweet time. Some years the ice is long gone by now and other winters like this one seem to last extra long. Whichever way it happens, it always seems to come all at once, once it decides to warm up. For spring fishermen, water temperatures are the key to the spring...
In the late 1800s, a Nodaway County hunter sighted down his rifle barrel on a large brown animal. He skillfully pressed the trigger and the rifle bucked. A few minutes later he stood over his kill. It was an elk, or Wapiti and it would provide a lot of meat for his family, and bragging rights in...
The following eight youth wrestlers from Hamilton qualify for the Youth Regional Tournament to be held on March 7th at Staley High School in Kansas City. Front row: Hayden Krentz, 6th; Cason Miller, 1st; Kobi Krentz, 3rd. Back row: Hunter Nixdorf, 3rd; Caleb Colletrela, 2nd; Dawson Miller, 1st; and...
Don't put up your hunting rifle just yet. The colder days of mid-winter are a good time to hunt predators in northwest Missouri. Coyotes in particular are sought by predator callers this time of year. Coyotes are found statewide in Missouri. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation...

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