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Lessons outdoors are best taught by showing and telling

Lessons outdoors are best taught by showing and telling

By Cyndi Tomczak

Photo: Joshua Perez couldn’t wait to run and climb on this large, fallen tree. Joshua Perez and his Poppie were outdoors one cool morning last year, enjoying each other’s company and spending some time together when Mother Nature provided a quick lesson for the young man. John Bohac, Joshua’s grandfather, is better known as Poppie... READ MORE

Chart-topping attendance expected at NASP nationals

Chart-topping attendance expected at NASP nationals

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The eighth annual Missouri NASP state tournament drew 1,450 students in grades 4-12 from 94 schools across the state. Congratulations to all the student archers who made it to nationals. Students, parents and coaches will be sporting their team colors, with archery bags in tow as they file into Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center M... READ MORE

State Fish contest calling all young artists!

State Fish contest calling all young artists!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Best of Show winner from 2015 was created by McKenna Litynski of Maryland, grade 6, of an American Shad. Wildlife Forever’s State Fish Art Contest is once again calling all young artists. The art and words contest is open to all children in grades K-12 attending public, private or home schools, youth groups, after school program, yout... READ MORE

Migrating eels? Who knew? These scientists!

Migrating eels? Who knew? These scientists!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Andy Bueltmann, a Southeast Missouri State University graduate student who works with Missouri Department of Conservation resource scientists, holds an American eel. There is always more to be learned about the mysteries of nature. Take the American eel, for example, and a group of dedicated Missouri Department of Conservation scientists who... READ MORE

Exploring ice flowers and frost blossoms

Exploring ice flowers and frost blossoms

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: For a few select species of plants, sudden cold snaps in autumn and winter can produce icy patterns, often called frost flowers.  — Photo courtesy Amanda Gehin, Missouri Department of Conservation Unique icy blooms, often called frost flowers, make special appearances during late fall and winter in many areas of the country wher... READ MORE

Now I’m a deer hunter!

Now I’m a deer hunter!

By Braylin Dearmon

Photo: Braylin Dearmon and his dad scouted hard for the 7-year-old to take his first buck. Now Braylin can claim he is truly a deer hunter! Today, October 31, 2015, was opening day for juvenile hunters in Tennessee. My dad and I went hunting on our three-quarter acre food plot planted with whitetail oats. The field is on the backside of a 120-acre ... READ MORE

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