Outdoors

Big Dreams on the Big Rivers

Big Dreams on the Big Rivers

Cedarcreek paddler conquers cross-country canoe trip When the new year ticks over, Amanda Hoenes will enter 2022 with one less resolution than in years past. What was once a childhood dream — a 3,300-mile canoe adventure along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers — will have become an adventurer’s reality. For the Cedarcreek native, that check mark won’t have come easy, but it will have changed...

All Their Ducks In A Row

All Their Ducks In A Row

Collectors preserve Jefferson City's decoy dynasty It sounds like the beginning of a joke: a semiretired surgeon and a consultant walk into a room. One is an antique collector, the other is a third-generation waterfowl hunter from Iowa, and where they meet in the...

The Outdoor Inheritance

The Outdoor Inheritance

Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation trains the next generation Even if you’re not a hunter, you see them throughout the fall: The camouflaged bowhunter glassing a ridge, or the orange shapes emerging from the fields and woods, headlamps bobbing as full dark reclaims...

In It For The Long Crawl

In It For The Long Crawl

An underground adventure with Roubidoux Grotto It didn’t take Kelsie Johnson long to figure out she had no fear of the dark. Spending her middle school years caving Camden County with her mother and her best friend’s family sent her on a lifelong adventure...

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