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Public meeting slated for Saturday at Wakonda State Park

Wakonda State Park -- one of Northeast Missouri's most popular outdoor recreation sites -- will be the focus of a public meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday to give people a chance to voice comments and offer suggestions about the park and its operations.

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Take time to look around to see the beauty of the outdoors
Outdoors

Take time to look around to see the beauty of the outdoors

The mission for fishing is quite simple. Land a lunker. The pursuit of that tends to make most anglers single-minded. They want to go on the water, get lines in the water and put largemouth bass, catfish or whatever they're chasing into their live well.

Outdoors

Sleeping in tent is opportunity to embrace nature's chatter

The glow of the lantern faded ever so slowly until the interior of the tent fell to black. The chatter from nearby campsites faded just as slowly. Eventually, the music died down, the partying ceased and the only things interrupting...

Gardner Camp hosting summer events for youth
Illinois News

Gardner Camp hosting summer events for youth

Gardner Camp has announced its schedule for summer shooting sports open to youths between 12 and 17 years old.

LaGrange woman helps in development of monarch butterflies
Missouri News

LaGrange woman helps in development of monarch butterflies

Linda Hess of LaGrange is one of the best friends a monarch butterfly can have.

Wildlife refuge pump station under construction to benefit migratory birds
Missouri News

Wildlife refuge pump station under construction to benefit migratory birds

The pump station at Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge in Pike County is undergoing construction in order to improve water management as well as restore natural flow patterns and drainage to benefit migratory birds.

Campers find there is art to building a fire
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Campers find there is art to building a fire

CLAYTON, Ill. -- Adam Whitaker built his campfire in the traditional manner. Teepee-style. "My dad showed me how to do this as a kid," said the 35-year-old Whitaker, an accountant from Troy, Mo., who was building a fire while camping...

Rainy weather clears for Sporting Clays for Scouting event
Illinois News

Rainy weather clears for Sporting Clays for Scouting event

Not everybody shot a high score, but sporting clays shooters at Harpole's Heartland Lodge on Wednesday had beautiful weather on the course and hot steaks waiting when they finished.

Discovering the meaning of a good day outdoors is priceless
Outdoors

Discovering the meaning of a good day outdoors is priceless

MEYER, Ill. -- Ewwww. That familiar sound of disgust kept coming from Ben Jenkins' 9-year-old granddaughter, Isabella. She blurted it out loud and danced around when he pulled a worm from a small bucket and tried to convince her to hold it.

Volunteers sought for spring bird count in Adams County
Outdoors

Volunteers sought for spring bird count in Adams County

Volunteers can still sign up for the 40th annual Illinois spring bird count Saturday in Adams County. Brandon Stehl of Quincy, who organizes and compiles the count, said more people are needed to tally birds at backyard feeders and in field locations.