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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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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two black turkeys

MDC changes turkey regulations for spring hunting 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has changed turkey hunting regulations for the spring season and has proposed regulation changes for the fall seasons.  The Missouri Conservation Commission approved the changes for the spring season at its Dec. 8 open meeting in Jefferson City, and also gave initial approval on proposed regulation changes to fall…

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