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  • Fishing

    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,...
  • Hunting

    SPOT & STALK TURKEY HUNTING

    May 19th, 2017
    Effective, but BE VERY CAREFUL Recommended ONLY ON PRIVATE, SECURED LAND Tactics & Techniques By Tyer Mahoney Heavy rain and wind can put the turkeys in a funk where they don’t gobble or respond to calls.  Severe rain can wash out nests, which means hens must breed again, thus prolonging the “henned up” effect every turkey hunter dreads.  Other times, such as late season, gobblers can be plain uncooperative and won’t investigate decoys or your calling. So what do...
  • Shooting

    New Tru-Fire Release Eliminates Trigger Punch

    May 17th, 2017
    Instant Cure for Target Panic Eliminate Trigger Punch Anti-Punch Trigger Feature is Selectable “Punching” the trigger rarely results in an accurate shot in archery.  Tru-Fire, archery’s leading release brand, has introduced the new Panic-X release, designed to help eliminate an archer’s tendency to activate the trigger before being absolutely ready. Target panic is something that plagues thousands of archers daily.  Punching the trigger is one of the many symptoms. The...
  • 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

    God Save the King!

    May 17th, 2017
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    King Monarch Butterflies Weigh 1/20th as Much as Hummingbirds, but Migrate Just As Far. How You Can Help Ensure the Future of the Monarch Butterfly Milkweed Plants Are The Essential Key By Jim Low “Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how.  To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel.” I thought of this quote from Aldo Leopold’s A Sand...
  • Travel

    ZIP-LINE FUN, THRILLS for YOUNG & OLD!

    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 (http://www.pknpk.com/) near the...
  • Cooking

    Scrumptious Wild Turkey Cookery

    April 26th, 2017
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    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

    Nautilus Reels to Offer Customized “No Pebble Mine” Reel to Support Bristol Bay

    May 15th, 2017
    Nautilus Reels Supports NO PEBBLE MINE Conservation NEW Nautilus Reel Features Artwork symbol NO PEBBLE MINE MIAMI (March 17, 2017) — Recognizing the enduring challenge of defending watersheds and resources, Nautilus Reels is pleased to support the efforts of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program and their work to protect Bristol Bay and the related ecosystems of the region with a unique customized reel. Nautilus has created a one-of-a-kind CCF-X2 reel that features artwork and customized...