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Crossbow Hunting: pros and cons

If you were to have asked me a year ago if I would ever use a crossbow, I would have laughed and said I am a diehard bowhunter, I’m not using one of those. However, as the 2016…



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Fall means time to get your squirrel on

If you’ve never tasted that little critter, of either the gray or fox variety, you might want to turn in your Ozarks residency card and move to the “actual” Midwest (this isn’t it). Their giant cornstalks take the…


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This garlic cheese game bird recipe is yummy!

Game birds are most often cooked whole, but when dealing with larger birds, there are more options. Since I don’t waste any of the bird, I like using the breast meat as a main dish and other parts…



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Take a day & enjoy Greer Mill or Old Iron Work Days

Friends of the Eleven Point River and the U.S. Forest Service will host an open house at Greer Mill from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Admission is free. You can look around the mill and inside…


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Deer & turkey hunting regulations have changed for fall

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has made several regulation changes for deer and turkey hunters this fall. These include: • Crossbows have been added as a legal method during archery deer and turkey seasons and also during…


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Suspension bridge at Monegaw Springs

Joe Dice, who constructed more than 20 suspension bridges in the Osage River valley, was the most prolific and best known, but he was not the only builder of suspension bridges along the Osage. The plaque on this…



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Fall Festivals Coming Up in Missouri

It’s that time a year for fall festivals. Get your sweaters and apple cider ready. Here’s a list of festivals throughout Missouri (and their info page): SEPTEMBER • Seymour Apple Festival, Sept. 8-10 — www.facebook.com/Seymour-Apple-Festival • Lockwood “September…


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A look at the history of Falling Spring

There are many historical places to see when you come to the Eleven Point River area. One of these areas is called Falling Spring.   It is located approximately nine miles south of Winona on Highway 19. Then,…