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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...

Every Tree A Target For Limb-Line Innovator

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Effort Restores Spring River Camp To Former Grandeur

Muscle, Sweat Give Camp New Life

Subscriber onlyMark Kruger and Boyd Billingsley remember well the whoops and hollers of excited scouts when the two were counselors at their old Boy Scout camp. Continue reading...

May Is Prime Time For Crappie At Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyPRAIRIE CREEK -- Mitch Glenn wouldn't touch a crappie with a 10-foot pole. Catching them? Now that's a different story. Continue reading...

Dickey, Johnston Win Chamber Tournament At Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyJoe Dickey and Greg Johnston weighed six bass totaling 19.98 pounds on Saturday at Beaver Lake to win the Bradford Marine and ATV Buddy Bass Tournament that benefits the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. They won a Tracker bass boat valued at $17,000. Continue reading...

White Bass Keep Lines Tight Above, Below Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyLures and live bait both work for white bass during spawning season. Crawdads and minnows are tops for live bait. Lures that resemble a minnow will work. Fish near the bottom for best results. Continue reading...

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