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Devil's den hike reveals nuggets of knowledge

Subscriber onlyThe wise philosopher and baseball player, Yogi Berra, said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Continue reading...

Winter gets crappie in mood to bite at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyFish don't seem to mind when the weather is just a notch above freezing, with a stiff wind and drizzle that's set in for the day. Continue reading...

Youth gets deer hunting wish through Buckmasters group

Buckmasters makes wish come true

Subscriber onlyTimothy Moore does his part to put supper on the family table even at the tender age of 8. Continue reading...

Missouri park tops for winter hiking, fishing

Subscriber onlyWe get those occasional winter days when the weather is warm with gentle puffs of breeze from the south. Continue reading...

Dad, son fish the wind to win Polar Bear bass tournament

Subscriber onlyRobbie Dodson and his dad, Robert Dodson, fished the windiest shorelines they could find Sunday to win the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Memorial Bass Tournament at Beaver Lake with five bass that weighed 19.97 pounds. Continue reading...

Chimney log rings in flaming new year

Subscriber onlyNo doubt some New Year's Eve campfires will be blazing in our little corner of the Ozarks. One sure way to jazz up the festivities is with the high flying flames of a chimney log. Continue reading...

Hikers circle summit at White Rock Mountain

Subscriber onlyHikers may feel like they're standing on top of the world during a trek around the summit of White Rock Mountain. Continue reading...

Cabin Christmas tree decked out in fishing flair

Subscriber onlySome of the best yuletide memories were made many moons ago when my buddy Hog Ears and I would head into the woods to cut our own Christmas tree. Continue reading...

Two-wheels, one historic highway

Subscriber onlyNeal Picken gets his kicks on Route 66 one leg at a time, bicycling the famous highway in sections on a quest to cover more than 2,400 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Continue reading...

Trout take chill off winter at Roaring River State Park

Subscriber onlyAnglers gladly spin stories about the ones that got away during winter trout fishing season at Roaring River State Park. Continue reading...

Gift of books easy to wrap, read

Subscriber onlyIt's amazing to think that a fishing contest held in 1967 at Beaver Lake launched today's huge bass tournament fishing industry, but it sure enough did. Continue reading...

Views of woods, water unfold on Buffalo River hike

Subscriber onlyIt's a good idea to be sure footed like a mountain goat during a hike along the Goat Trail, high above the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Striped bass fishing is good on the south end of the lake. Continue reading...

Canoeing quiet, scenic on lower stretch of Elk River

Subscriber onlyA warm breeze in November is a siren song that calls for one last float trip before winter. Continue reading...

Lake Atalanta's new trails garner rave reviews

Subscriber onlyLake Atalanta Park in Rogers is the newest place to paddle a kayak, catch a fish, pedal a bicycle or take a hike. Continue reading...

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