Mike Roux

Of thanks & blessings

It was well before first light on what would turn out to be a beautiful spring morning for a turkey hunt.   Preston Spencer, co-founder of the YouTube Channel Mid-Mo Reapers, had the joyful challenge of getting his 6-year-old daughter, Ellie, from the truck to the blind without having her get spooked. I have been…

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Hunter safety 2024

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to accompany my grandson Connor as he successfully completed his hunter safety course.   This 10-hour educational class is extremely important to our youth in 2024.   I cannot think of any point in my lifetime when learning firearm safety and ethics were more crucial for…

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Predator control

Those of us who truly love hunting small game understand the need to keep coyote numbers down.   Even for deer and turkey hunters, coyotes are still apex predators.   So, when I wanted to find more about how to hunt coyotes I went to the best source in the Midwest… Austin Alumbaugh. Mike Roux…

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Pomme de Terre musky

In the overall world of fishing, the words “Missouri” and “musky” are seldom used in the same sentence. There is good and bad in that fact.   The good is that Missouri fisheries biologists have worked hard to make places like Pomme de Terre, in west-central Missouri, quality musky fishing destinations.   The bad is…

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The last buck

I hope that, at this point, your deer season has been as rewarding as mine has been.   My family and I are truly blessed with wonderful venison, once again.   Now that the rut and the major firearms seasons have come and gone, the vast majority of deer hunters are done. Post-deer season activities…

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