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Bikers, hikers fond of soft-surface trail at Lake Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyA long journey starts with a first step. A first mountain bike ride begins with that first push of the pedals. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: Crappie fishing is good on the south half of the lake. Some anglers report catching limits. Continue reading...

Rain improves outlook for walleye, white bass

Subscriber onlyA little rain can bring an attitude adjustment for anglers looking forward to catching walleye and white bass during their spawning runs. Continue reading...

State park hosts a party under the stars

Subscriber onlySo here comes the weekend and folks are looking for a little nightlife. There's plenty of excitement after dark when the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society sets up their telescopes during astronomy nights at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Continue reading...

Hunter enjoys friend, retriever and ducks on hunts at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyRussell Gardner is up way before the crack of yawn when it's time to hunt ducks at Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Harvest of hunt brings venison feasts to family table

Subscriber onlyWith another near record deer harvest almost in the books, families around the state are enjoying tasty and healthful venison dishes. Continue reading...

360° PHOTO, VIDEO: Trails guide Ozark hikers to great heights

Three hikes lead to vistas

Subscriber onlyFavorite hikes in the Ozarks include treks to scenic overlooks with stunning views high above the forest where hawks, eagles and vultures sometimes soar below explorers, not above. Continue reading...

High school anglers learn lessons at lakes

Subscriber onlyThese high school students can't wait to buckle down and do their homework. Continue reading...

Journal brings outdoor adventures back to life

Subscriber onlyThere's been some good fireside reading this winter with words and pictures from some long-distance float trips bringing those adventures back to life. Continue reading...

Anglers enjoy high water float on White River below Beaver Dam

Subscriber onlyChoices for wintertime float trips are limited, but one waterway is dependable in any season. Continue reading...

Cold weather float kindles warm memories

Subscriber onlyOne of the most memorable canoe trips in this river rat's life didn't take place on a warm spring day on some famous river known for its whitewater or smallmouth bass. Continue reading...

Low water common winter condition at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyWhat a difference a year makes when it comes to the water level at Beaver Lake. 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...

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...

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...

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