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Neighbor gets Buffalo paddlers back on road

Pair laughs about trip, now it’s over

Subscriber onlySometimes just getting to the water is the biggest challenge of a trip to the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

Fast flying doves

Most hunting on private land; public options exist

Subscriber onlyThe pop of shotgun fire will signal start of fall hunting when dove season opens Sept. 5. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: A slight drop in water temperature has caused an uptick in fishing activity, reports John Newlun at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers. Average water temperature is 78 to 81 degrees, a drop of about 5 degrees from last week. Continue reading...

Outdoors: River Rumble starts small, ends on mighty Mississippi

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: More than 150 paddlers took part in the Great River Rumble canoe and kayak trip on the Turkey River in northeast Iowa and the upper Mississippi River. The expedition covered 106 miles on July 26-Aug. 1. Flip Putthoff, the NWA Democrat-Gazette outdoors editor, was part of the group. Here are excerpts from a journal he kept along the way: Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Catfish are biting live bait on limb lines, trotlines and jug lines. Continue reading...

Outdoors: Out West For Big Game

Subscriber onlyHannah Cicioni hikes miles into the Rocky Mountain high country to hunt elk with nothing but her bow and what she carries in the pack on her back. Continue reading...

Putthoff: Future looks bright for eagle released at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyA young bald eagle released at Beaver Lake appears fit as a fiddle after a short stay in the hospital. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyBEAVER LAKE Fishing is tough overall, but night owls are having success with the white bass and black bass Continue reading...

Outdoors: Summer rain brings rise to upper Buffalo River

Subscriber onlyShowering in swim trunks under a a 225-foot waterfall is a rare delight when heavy rain falls during summer along the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing Report

Subscriber onlyEditor’s note: Flip Putthoff, who compiles the fishing report, is on vacation this week. Here is last week’s report. Continue reading...

How to start campfire, cook breakfast and never leave your sleeping bag

Subscriber onlyIt's an amazing feat to start a campfire and get coffee and breakfast going without ever crawling out of a sleeping bag. Continue reading...

Outdoors: White River explorers

Subscriber onlySummer is a season of firsts when teenagers head outdoors. Continue reading...

High water brings swamp paddling to Ozarks

Conditions right for exploring backwaters

Subscriber onlyThis summer adventurous paddlers can canoe or kayak in the woolly swamp and never leave the Ozarks. Continue reading...

Fix That Flat

Prepared riders won’t find themselves stranded on road, trail

Subscriber onlyDo much bicycle riding and one thing is going to happen besides burning calories and working those muscles. You’re going to have a flat. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

Subscriber onlyBeaver Lake: Trolling for walleye or white bass has been productive this week. Continue reading...

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