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Trout Unlimited Launches Projects, Increases Membership

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Bella Vista Hunter's Bear Makes Pope & Young Book

Subscriber onlyThe black bear that Chad Sharp of Bella Vista shot with his bow was so big it took a winch, a four-wheeler and a bunch of his buddies to muscle the 500-pound bruin on to a trailer. Continue reading...

Look Down Under

Subscriber onlyThe underwater world at Beaver Lake is quiet, beautiful, full of life. It's a realm that's being enjoyed more and more thanks to guided snorkeling trips offered this summer by Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Continue reading...

Route Goes From Rural To Urban On Fayetteville Trail

Subscriber onlyWhite-tail deer munch tender shoots in a forest, looking up from their snack at a bevy of bicycle riders whizzing by. Continue reading...

Canoeing, Camping Superb On Missouri's Current River

Subscriber onlyEditor's Note: The Current River in Southeast Missouri is one of the most spring-fed streams in the world and one of the most beautiful in the Ozarks. Flip Putthoff, outdoors editor, took a six-day solo canoe float May 5-10 of all 125 miles of the Current River that are in the Ozarks. The trip was from Montauk State Park to Doniphan, Mo. After Doniphan, the stream leaves the Ozarks and enters the flatlands. Here are excerpts from a journal he kept along the way. Continue reading...

Bird Talk

Neal Pontificates On Binoculars, Feeders, Science

Subscriber onlyA bit of spare time and a little investment steered Nancy Lewis to the grace, color and wonder of birds, a passion that is now a big part of her life. Continue reading...

Bentonville Entrepreneur Finds Success With Feeder Design

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Beaver Lake Angler Tallies Three Tournament Wins In A Row

Subscriber onlyMike White of Garfield is batting a thousand. He's three-for-three, having won the first three Beaver Lake Competitive Series bass tournaments of 2014. Continue reading...

Once a river, now a region's life blood

Subscriber onlyShimmering and clear, Beaver Lake was born of a ribbon of water that grew and changed when a new reservoir began to form behind massive Beaver Dam 50 years ago. Continue reading...

Visitors Ready To Make Waves At Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyMemorial Day weekend is a busy one at Beaver Lake, and the time when many skippers take their boat on its maiden voyage of the summer season. Continue reading...

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Note: Arterbury is correct. STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF FLYING LESSON Emma Arterbury gets her kite in the air on Tuesday June 3 201...

Published: June 4, 2014

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PARK SPORTS NEW LOOK Larry Smith, Cave Springs mayor, helps Joe Yount, 12, at left, get the food line started on Friday May 23 2...

Published: May 24, 2014

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STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF A building made of rice-cereal treats takes shape at the hands of Tommy Williams while Jennifer Matsuba...

Published: May 21, 2014

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STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF BCSA GRADS Benton County School of the Arts students Erika Vazquez, from left, Lauren Olinger, Tegan Ha...

Published: May 18, 2014

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STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF SIGN OF SUMMER Cassie Pierson, right, balances a price sign on Thursday May 15 2014 while she and Lind...

Published: May 16, 2014

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