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Blue Catfish Survey is Hands-on

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Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists recently wrapped up the first phase of a new blue catfish survey at Truman Lake and Lake of the Ozarks.

MDC crews used methods typically employed by anglers to catch a representative…[read further]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Fall Fishing on the White River

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I arrived at the landing on a Friday afternoon, expecting to see some early weekend campers getting set up. But the place was empty. No camps, no boat trailers, no trucks, no one else but me. A quick check of…[read further]

By Robert J. Korpella

Kings River Nature Trail Dedication Set for Nov. 3

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One of the state’s newest nature trails will be dedicated on Nov. 3. The Kings River Overlook Nature Trail offers a birds-eye view of the beautiful, clear mountain stream. The trail is located on McIlroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Hang Gliding Video

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Would you try this? Live vicariously through Donna Stokes, a hang glider soaring high above Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. The video is part of the collection at Arkansas State Park’s You Tube channel, which can find by…[read further]

By Robert J. Korpella

Liquid Mountaineering

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Skipping stones, float trips and fishing are a few ways we enjoy the cool mountain streams, pristine lakes and fast-moving rivers here. But could liquid mountaineering be the next big thing to hit the Ozarks?  Check out the video:

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By Robert J. Korpella

One Hour on a Lake

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A summer weekday with humidity levels and air temperatures both in the mid-eighties led me to believe it was a perfect day to grab a kayak and explore. So, I headed out to Springfield Lake where the city’s parks department…[read further]

By Robert J. Korpella

Flatheads: Big, Good Eating and Challenging to Anglers

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Of the three species of catfish in Arkansas, the flathead may rank at the top, at least in fishermen’s interest.

Flatheads aren’t the most numerous. Channel catfish hold the lead there. Flatheads aren’t the largest since the blue…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

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