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Backpack Physics: Smaller Hikers Carry Heavier Loads

Hikers are generally advised that the weight of the packs they carry should correspond to their own size, with smaller individuals carrying lighter loads. Although petite backpackers might appreciate the excuse to hand off heavier gear to the larger members…[more]

American Institute of Physics


Fall Fishing on the Ouachita River

Though fishing in Arkansas is available year-round, fall is a beautiful time to cast a line and enjoy the favorable temperatures and colorful fall foliage of the season. The Ouachita River has long been a lure to anglers due to…[more]

By Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

Walking Off Obesity

Increased Access to Nature Trails, Forest Lands –Not Nature Preserves– Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates, MU Study Finds from MU News Bureau on Vimeo.

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota found that local governments…[more]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Go Mobile with New, Free MDC “MO Hunting” App

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) now offers Missouri hunters, anglers, and trappers a free mobile application for both Android and Apple mobile devices. The new “MO Hunting” app is available through Google Play and iTunes stores.

MO Hunting enables…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Fish Consumption Advisory Issued for Lake Ouachita

The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a fish consumption advisory for Lake Ouachita. This advisory comes after fish from Lake Ouachita, collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and tested by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, were…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Catalpa Worms Give a Strong Boost to Summer Fishing

Two words can help Arkansas anglers shake off the mid-summer fishing blues: Catalpa worm. Experienced anglers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission agree that catalpa worms are superb for fishing in this area, especially for bream and catfish. Almost…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Biologists Lay Seeds for Angling Excitement at Bull Shoals Lake

Hundreds of thousands of young crappie are swimming just outside the Sugarloaf arm of Bull Shoals Lake, waiting to boost the population and keep anglers happy for years to come. Thanks to the Dr. Ralph Bowers/Tommy Donohoe Bull Shoals Lake…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Remember the Three Rs When Boating on a River

How do you know which side of the buoys to stay on when traveling up or down a river? Simple. Remember the 3Rs of boating: “Red right returning.” It applies in Arkansas and all over the nation. Whether you are…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Girls Hold Upper Hand in High School Bass Championship

Don’t try to tell an Arkansas girl she can’t compete in bass fishing. In the 2014 Arkansas High School State Championship bass tournament on Bull Shoals Lake, three of the top four competitors were females. The event matched 97 two-angler…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Large Muskies Lured by the Moon

The lunar cycle may synchronize with feeding activity, luring large muskies to take angler bait, according to results published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mark Vinson from the U.S. Geological Survey and Ted Angradi from the U.S.…[more]


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