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Contemplating fishing’s many mysteries

Contemplating fishing’s many mysteries

Mid-summer musings … Why is it that you catch fish on a new lure, get excited, and buy a bunch of them, only to find out that it was a one-trip wonder? Why is it that no one talks about lures such as electric-blue plastic worms or gadgets such as the Color-C-Lector,... read more
Kansas is big (channel) cat country

Kansas is big (channel) cat country

Most fishermen would be happy with a catch of five channel catfish weighing almost 30 pounds. But Cole and Clay Schmidt…well, they were expecting a little more when they competed in a recent Catfish Chasers tournament at Council Grove Lake. The brothers from Alma,... read more
Missouri’s turkey hunting continues to decline

Missouri’s turkey hunting continues to decline

What in the world has happened to Missouri’s turkey hunting? Many hunters remember the early 2000s, when harvest of the regular season and the youth segment combined routinely totaled  more than 50,000 annually. In 2004, it soared to an impressive 60,744. But that was... read more