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Summertime sight-in

The buck stepped into the field like he owned it. His high, 8-point rack glistened in the early morning sunlight. His neck was thick with the rut and steam bellowed from his nostrils with...

MDC sets deer & turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

At its Dec. 10 open meeting in Jefferson City, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved the following recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for upcoming turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates. 2022 SPRING AND...

Bicycling, kayaking classes & MCC suspensions

The Missouri Conservation Commission (MCC) met March 25 for its regular open meeting at MDC Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City, Mo. Commissioners also attended a field workshop at Eagle Bluffs Conservation...

There is more than one way to harvest a turkey

A few weeks ago, my brother and I hunted turkey Opening Day in the Missouri Ozarks as we have been doing for the past 40 years. Unfortunately, there was a cold rain at daybreak....

Broyles, 82, bags a turkey

Vernie Broyles, 82, he shot this turkey in northern Newton County on Monday, April 18, at 7 a.m. It weighed 22 pounds, with a 9-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Broyles and his wife live in Neosho.

Whetstone Conservation Area offers visitors great experiences

Michelle Turner Spring is associated with renewal and birth. I find it fitting that this spring I often find myself hitting the interstate for Columbia, Mo., to see my cousin’s new baby boy, Jackson. ...

It’s never too late

A very excited Kyle Townley is flanked by his father, Steve, and girlfriend, Sarah, after their very successful Missouri turkey hunt. Steve Townley loves to hunt and fish. He always has. However, spring gobblers...

Adapt & overcome

Young turkey hunters Connor Dietrich and his new friend, Carter Bailitz, did their jobs during youth turkey season. Harsh, terrible, brutal, frigid and miserable were just a few of the words said in the...