There are constant reminders that I’m not the man I used to be. I still am young at heart, but not in body and energy. Yeah, I’m getting old. Not real old, but still 67 years of age. And like a lot of people my age, I wonder where time has gone. I can still remember...read more
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
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
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
I have to admit that my first meeting with Patrick McManus was a bit of disappointment. When I sat next to him at an Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) conference years ago, I expected to be entertained. He was, after all, the humor writer who was my hero. ...read more
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