Myrtle Kelly was old, probably in her mid-seventies. That doesn’t seem old now, but it did then, when I was only 12 or 13. Like the old men in Dad’s pool hall, Mrs. Kelly was my friend…what a wonderful lady! A kid who spends so much time as I did in a pool hall has lots of friends who are old.
After a wet and sweltering summer, most are breathing a sigh of relief as temperatures cool down and trees begin to change color – a sure sign that fall has arrived. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to enjoy fall foliage through camping, driving tours, hiking, or even canoeing or floating. To help, MDC offers weekly online fall color updates from agency foresters all over the state at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor.
September spawns a long list of outdoor activities, which should prompt every outdoorsmen to go outside and have a good time.
It looked fairly “unthreatening” to me, a hillside down into a small creek in western Colorado’s Rocky Mountains where brook trout lived in beaver dam pools. Maybe 10- or 12-inch brook trout wouldn’t appeal to most Ozark fishermen…until you ate a couple.
With quail and pheasant-hunting season starting Nov. 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises hunters that quail and pheasant production appears better than expected despite harsh conditions last winter and flooding this spring.
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- MDC and East Central College offer class on cooking with venison Oct. 26
- Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park Oct. 6
- Exploring the ecology, culture, and history of the Missouri River, from Hermann to the confluence
- Teal are the early birds of duck world