Outdoors

“Fin”ishing School

“Fin”ishing School

For the better part of 135 years, the mouth of Hearrell Spring has fed millions of fish to the nation’s streams through the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. Established by an act of Congress in 1888, it’s the oldest federal hatchery in operation today and since that time has played a key role in fueling one of Missouri’s signature recreational industries as well as recovering endangered species....

Casts From The Past

Casts From The Past

by Kenneth L. Kieser  |  info@ruralmissouri.coop Branson’s History of Fishing Museum features a collection of lures and other items valued at $6 million. Curator Bill Bramsch makes a visit there more enjoyable with amazing stories about this vintage tackle and those...

Fun at Fellows Lake

Fun at Fellows Lake

For Matt Taylor, the magnetic draw of the lake is in his blood. As a two-year-old he played on the bank while his father fished. A decade or so later, Fellows was where he developed a lifelong love of sailing. “This lake is incredibly fickle,” he says, with a smile...

Backyard Paradise

Backyard Paradise

John Hess explores Brawley Creek Every day of every season, there’s a play unfolding on the banks of Brawley Creek in Johnson County. John Hess is there, camera in hand, watching the actors. Today he might have his eye on the Virginia bluebells, tomorrow a luna moth...

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