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Clear and quiet

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NWA Fishing Report

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

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...

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...

Seeking highest heights

Hiker’s quest leads to adventures coast to coast

Subscriber onlyHiking to the highest point in 44 of the 50 states has taken Doug Melton to the summits of snowy mountains and to grassy plains flat as a welcome mat. Continue reading...

J.D. Fletcher boats, tackle, photos part of Ozarks fishing museum

Subscriber onlyThe late J.D. Fletcher left behind a world of memories for hundreds of floaters during his 40-plus years as a fishing guide on the Kings River and Table Rock Lake. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Crappie fishing remains good on the south half of Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Fish-story scribe wins by a whisker

Subscriber onlyCould be the good fishing this year, or a fine prize of fishing lures, that got a record number of anglers excited about entering the 2016 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest. Continue reading...

Hiking socks latest product from Fayetteville inventor

Subscriber onlyHiking and hunting are inspirations of invention for Hugh Jarratt of Fayetteville. Continue reading...

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