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The fall firearm turkey hunting season has started and as it intersects with an archery hunting season, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants people to be courteous and make sure they’re safe.

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As the surge in COVID patients continues throughout Missouri and the country, questions about what activities are safe and what precautions to take continue to change. Officials with the St. Joseph Health Department said outdoor activities are still relatively safe, though it still is recomm…

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The need for outdoor activities over the last year and a half has been well documented. One of the activities that saw a giant increase was the sport of golf. The National Golf Foundation estimated that golfers combined to play 502 million rounds of golf last year, an increase of almost 14% …

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The Missouri Department of Conservation will be accepting applications online to fill its academy class of conservation agent trainees. The department says that it doesn’t necessarily recruit new agents on a yearly basis, but that the conservation department takes into consideration the numb…

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Buchanan County and Northwest Missouri are seeing people take advantage of area hiking trails this summer.

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Many people will talk endlessly about their love for Iowa and Nebraska. I’m not that guy, though I appreciate corn as much as the next person.

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The Fourth of July means hotdogs, beverages, sunburns, but most importantly: fireworks. Last year, Americans spent one billion dollars on fireworks. Owner P.J. Kovac says that up to this point, PJ’s Fireworks is ahead of last year’s numbers.

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Monika Medina spent four years traveling the globe as a firefighter in the United States Navy. She cruised numerous oceans, saw foreign lands and found herself in the face of danger multiple times.

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It’s rare for someone to know the direction he or she wants to go in life at a young age. Some want to be an astronaut, others want to be a fireman. Ben Limle knew right away that being outdoors was his passion, and that has led the St. Joseph native and Missouri Western State University gra…

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When the St. Joseph Parks Department began the process of upgrading its property throughout the city in 2015, officials first wanted to find out what people thought was most important for the recreational areas.

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Bob’s Fishing Lake has long been a part of Dianna Collings’ family, and after some convincing and a stroke of luck — or bad luck — the lake and property surrounding it fell into the hands of Dianna and her husband, Ed.

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The number of accidental firearm fatalities dropped by over 50% from 1997 to 2017, and that is in large part due to the hunter safety courses put on each month by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Ken Wallace has been teaching the class for years and had two sessions this past Saturda…

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The 2020 season saw high fishing numbers at both Smithville and Mozingo lakes. There still is a question as to what that high volume will have on the crappie populations at both lakes, but the belief is that both locations will yield a high amount of them in 2021.