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  • Fishing

    Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast – May 24, 2017

    May 27th, 2017
    Kings, Coho’s, Lures Lake Ontario Water Levels Still High Upper Niagara & Lower Niagara Action Lake Ontario Just a quick reminder on water levels: There is still a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline for high water levels. This isn’t really going to affect the fishing that much, but the Niagara County Sheriff is asking that boats creating a wake stay at least 500 feet from shore. This doesn’t include trolling. Caution is advised for floating debris when you...
  • Hunting

    Black Powder Bushytails

    May 24th, 2017
    Made to order method for early-season squirrel hunting. Muzzleloaders lend new excitement to the old game of squirrel hunting. Where to go, What to do, How to call, Packing your game sack. By Jim Low With turkey season in the rearview mirror and Memorial Day just around the corner, Missouri hunters’ thoughts naturally turn to squirrels.  Squirrel season opens on May 27.  Hunting is mostly done with shotguns during the early months of the season, because lush foliage makes bushytails...
  • Shooting

    Nockturnal introduces the FIT Universal Lighted Nock

    May 24th, 2017
    Fits X, GT, S and H diameter arrows 20 hour lithium ion battery, Easy switch off Weight: 25 grains Serious hunters take note.  Nockturnal continues to take all the guesswork out of adding the benefit of lighted nocks to your quiver with the introduction of its new FIT universal-lighted nock designed to fit X, GT, S and H diameter arrows. The Nockturnal FIT includes Nock Collar adapter sleeves in three different sizes, simplifying equipment selection and making color choice—either...
  • Guides & Outfitters

    Hot Fish Bite in the Rainy Ozarks

    May 20th, 2017
    Bass, Crappie, Trout Turning On Guides and Resort Owners Report GOOD Catches High Water Offers Some Silver Lining By Brent Frazee April showers brought more than May flowers in the Ozarks.  They brought near-record flooding and a mess that residents are still trying to clean up. That’s the bad news. There’s also plenty of good news. Though reservoirs such as Truman, Table Rock and Taneycomo are still high, guides and resort owners report that the fishing has been surprisingly...
  • Conservation

    The Eagle Has Landed

    May 23rd, 2017
    By Robin Jenkins, DVM Peace River Wildlife Center received a frantic call from a landscaper recently.  A baby eagle had walked into his open equipment trailer and was just hanging around.  He had tried to shoo it away, but it wouldn’t leave.  I asked him to take a picture with his cell phone and send it to me.  To his credit, the gentleman was no less concerned about the bird’s health when I explained that it was actually a fancy racing pigeon, not an eagle.  We sent a rescuer to...
  • Travel


    May 18th, 2017
    Extraordinary Speed in Safe Flight from Tower-to-Tower Adventure, Fun and Assured Safety Full Body Harness & Head Helmet Protection is Required My Favorite Place: Peek ‘N Peak, near Findley Lake, New York By Forrest Fisher Those zip-lines with strange looking towers on the hills in the distance of places we travel definitely beckon for adventure seekers.  Many have never tried them out. At Peek ‘N Peak Resort and Conference Center ( near the...
  • Cooking

    Scrumptious Wild Turkey Cookery

    April 26th, 2017
    Wild Turkey is as Versatile as Domestic Poultry Don’t Hesitate to Try Something New This Turkey Parmesan Recipe is Easy for Hunters By Jim Low Rain and wind made hunting conditions less than ideal for the first week of this year’s spring turkey season in Missouri.  As a result, I wasn’t feeling choosy when a sassy jake made amorous advances to my hen decoy at 6:30 Sunday morning.  Bragging rights don’t come with shooting jakes, but the upside is that they are fine...
  • Love of the Sport

    Gurgle, Babble & Slurp – the Welcome Language of a Reborn Trout Stream

    May 22nd, 2017
    By Forest Fisher Fly fishing for trout is a new adventure for fishermen more familiar with trolling for Great Lakes walleye or casting for tournament bass.  That makes it a new adventure for yours truly. The new unfamiliar tool? A lightweight fly rod about eight-feet in length with a single-action reel that holds a heavy-looking fluorescent color “fly line” with a long, fine, clear leader tied to the end.      We were fishing Quittapahilla Creek, a small stream in Lebanon County,...
  • People Places Products

    Finding Your True Draw Length

    May 25th, 2017
    Most important bow buying decision… By Larry Wise, International Champion Target and Field Archer, and International Coach The most important decision, by far, when buying a bow is getting the right draw length. Without the proper knowledge and some expert advice, the novice – and even some experienced archers – have made disastrous mistakes.  Knowing your true draw length is as important to your shooting success as knowing your shoe size is to your walking comfort.  When the shoe doesn’t...