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Loop trail packs a wallop at Civil War battlefield

Subscriber onlyWhen it's 90 degrees with humidity to match, the shorter the hike, the better when it comes to hitting the dusty or asphalt trail. Continue reading...

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Challenging Ozark stream flows below the radar

Subscriber onlyCanoe and kayak paddlers rarely mention this little stream when talk turns to floating. Anglers don’t mention it during bait shop banter. Even the stream’s name is nondescript. Continue reading...

Fish cooks opt for oven instead of deep fryer

Subscriber onlyA good old fish fry is as much an Ozarks tradition as float trips and mushroom hunting. Fire up the deep fryer, coat the filets in breading or batter and a fresh-fish banquet will soon be on the table. Continue reading...

White River remembered as fishing, floating haven before Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyGazing at the vast expanse of shimmering, blue Beaver Lake, it's hard to fathom the White River flowing through the hill country before the reservoir was completed 50 years ago. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBlack bass are on the prowl at night. Continue reading...

Paddling, fishing oasis awaits at Lake Sequoyah in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyVisitors to Fayetteville's Lake Sequoyah might think they've made a wrong turn and ended up in the far flung low country of eastern Arkansas. Continue reading...

Cyclists ride their age in miles on Razorback Greenway

Subscriber onlyA fine way to celebrate a birthday is by bicycling your age on the Razorback Greenway. Continue reading...

Rain keeps it cool on Kings River float trip

Subscriber onlyA nasty weather forecast brings some head scratching when the day rolls around for a float trip that's been planned for weeks. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Black bass are biting top-water lures at sunrise. Fish deeper at midday. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyMost anglers are getting on the water early in the morning, in the evening or at night. Summertime patterns are kicking in. Continue reading...

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Visitors taking the one-mile walking tour at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park learn about the Ci...

Visitors taking the one-mile walking tour at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park learn about the Civil War and see natural featur...

Published: July 26, 2016

Fallen timber clogs parts of Flat Creek in Southwest Missouri, creating a challenge for paddlers.

Fallen timber clogs parts of Flat Creek in Southwest Missouri, creating a challenge for paddlers.

Published: July 26, 2016

Tube baits worked best for catching smallmouth bass June 17 on Flat Creek. Russ Tonkinson caught and...

Tube baits worked best for catching smallmouth bass June 17 on Flat Creek. Russ Tonkinson caught and released several, including t...

Published: July 26, 2016

This 16-inch smallmouth bass hit a tube bait June 17 on Flat Creek.

This 16-inch smallmouth bass hit a tube bait June 17 on Flat Creek.

Published: July 26, 2016

Tonkinson fishes near the root wad of a fallen tree June 17 during a float trip on Flat Creek in sou...

Tonkinson fishes near the root wad of a fallen tree June 17 during a float trip on Flat Creek in southwest Missouri.

Published: July 26, 2016

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