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To Float A Fly

Excitement doubles when trout strike

Subscriber onlyCASSVILLE, Mo. — Hearts skip a beat when a graceful rainbow trout charges from the depths to crush a fly on the surface. Continue reading...

Wicked winters bring ice to Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyIce on parts of Beaver Lake during frigid weather this month brought back memories of days when the lake froze over from the headwaters near Fayetteville all the way north to the dam. Continue reading...

Rainy-day makes bridge shine

Rocky Ozark gems unfold on trek through national forest

Subscriber onlyA hike to see the natural bridge at Alum Cove is always a treat. Steady, cold rain made this trek truly special. Continue reading...

NWA Fishing report

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NWA Fishing Report

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Wintertime warm-up

Anglers find fish in shadow of power plant

Subscriber onlyRuss Tonkinson uttered the magic word while a bass pulled his line at Swepco Lake. Continue reading...

Once busy highway now a scenic drive

Subscriber onlyA visit to the Arkansas River valley brought an opportunity to take the road less traveled on the trip back home. The drive north was a chance to get re-acquainted with twisting and scenic U.S. 71. Continue reading...

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Disease's spread shouldn't change deer hunting

Subscriber onlyDeer hunting regulations shouldn't change much next season after chronic wasting disease was found in deer killed in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties. Continue reading...

January prime waterfowl time at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyTaking a plunge at Beaver Lake in January is a delight for a swimmer with four legs and floppy ears. Continue reading...

Deer disease found in Benton, Washington, Sebastian counties

Subscriber onlyChronic wasting disease in deer has been found in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties. Continue reading...

Deer disease found in Benton, Washington counties

Subscriber onlyChronic wasting disease in deer has been found in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties. Continue reading...

NWA fishing report

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Drive on the wild side

Wow factor enormous on national forest ro

Subscriber onlyPicture a place with long, high-altitude views of the Ozarks, where campers can set up a trailer or tent anywhere they please or enjoy a picnic lunch in forest splendor. Continue reading...

Braving the chill makes cold-weather stories

Subscriber onlyZero degrees to usher in the new year made it tough to think warm thoughts on a cold day. Memories of frigid adventures outdoors were the only visions the theater of the mind could conjure. Continue reading...