Mike Roux

Abby & Preston & Tom

There is a young lady somewhere in the Midwest who, four months ago, had never given a single thought to ever trying to turkey hunt, much less actually kill one.   But, as things tend to do when you meet someone new, Abby Therhoff’s new boyfriend, Preston Spencer, caused her to begin thinking about turkey…

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Missouri river monsters

Case Spencer struggles to hold his best-ever, 92-pound blue catfish. I met Case Spencer (Butters) about a year ago. This young outdoorsman from New Bloomfield, Mo., is good at many things, but finding huge catfish on the Missouri River in central Missouri is where his true expertise lies.   He is a monster hunter. Butters…

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My father’s .30-30

The Marlin Model 336 combined with Hornady ammunition is a very safe bet for the deer hunter. I have dozens of Illinois friends who venture across the Mighty Mississippi to deer hunt in Missouri each year. You guys will love this one.   In 1970 I killed my first deer in Washington County, Missouri. For…

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