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Last updateTue, 30 Sep 2014 8pm

Outdoors

Good news about nuts

    I have good news and bad news for those who like to get outdoors in the fall and pick up walnuts. The good news is, Hammons Products, the walnut-buying folks at Stockton, Mo., will pay $14 per 100 pounds of hulled walnuts starting October 1, the most they have ever paid. The bad news is, they expect the walnut crop to be down a little under the average.

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Colorado man pleads guilty to illegally trafficking paddlefish

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Mo., area.

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Prairie Day comes to Shaw Nature Reserve Sept. 20

Discover nature and the life of pioneers by taking a step back in time during Prairie Day at the Shaw Nature Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interact with early settlers and explore what life was like on the great American frontier during this bi-annual event.

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Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop to be held Aug. 21 near Sullivan

Landowners who want to improve glades and woodlands on their property will have the opportunity to learn from natural resource experts at a Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-8 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Long Ridge Conservation Area north of Sullivan in Franklin County.

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Summer fishing and shallow water

    After last week’s column on jitterbug fishing at night in streams, I had a couple of readers complain that they were unable to paddle a canoe and spend the night on a gravel bar, and wanted to know if jitterbugs worked at night on Ozark lakes, like Norfork, Bull Shoals and Beaver, or Stockton, Pomme de Terre or Lake of the Ozarks.

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