I first met Liz Schuster when she was a line cook at a country club, still working her way through culinary school. I was leaving town for graduate school, and as a going away present, she gave me a copy of the film Eat Drink Man Woman. Schuster had very specific instructions: "You'll be living out ... More >>
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is not a fan of the "most hardcore Second Amendment bill" in the country, but he is a fan of gun rights! Nixon, a Democrat, today vetoed one of the most high-profile Republican bills at the legislature this session -- a proposal to ban the enforcement of federal gun law ... More >>
She's all yours. Just do NOT shoot the minivan.Last weekend was urban deer season in Missouri, allowing hunters to harvest antler-less deers in and around St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia/Jefferson City. In total, hunters in those regions killed 570 deer. In the St. Louis area, hu ... More >>
So here's the good news: Workplace fatalities in Missouri are down significantly in 2010, even as the national number holds steady, according to the Missouri Department of Labor.But here's the bad news: You might want to think twice about becoming a farmer.Across the state, agriculture, forestry, ... More >>
Later, they would tell people that it was his chess merit badge that won her over.You can earn a Boy Scout merit badge in fly fishing, in stamp collecting and in something called "pulp and paper." You can even earn one in journalism. But it wasn't until now that the Boy Scouts organization fi ... More >>
Photo courtesy of R6 Implant. The good thing about a band calling it quits in St. Louis is that its never really done. R6 Implant is playing a farewell-of-sorts show on Saturday at Cicero's, but this isn't goodbye forever. The bill is shared with the Lion's Daughter, Galaxicon and Iron Hills. ... More >>
image viaSo easy, a kid could do it?Either turkeys have gotten extra-sneaky, or Missouri hunters are extra-sucky this year.Though the Missouri Department of Conservation estimates the state's wild turkey population to be around 500,000, only 5,928 turkeys were killed this fall hunting season, the ... More >>
Let me preface this post by saying, emphatically, I have nothing against duck hunting or duck hunters. I don't hunt because a) I grew up in the suburbs and for a long time believed I had the God-given right to air-conditioning and shrink-wrapped meat, b) I look bad in camouflage and -- mainly -- c) ... More >>
This ain't no fish tale, though it sure sounds like one.A 67-year-old man fishing in a pond in a north St. Louis park fended off three armed robbers with his fishing pole Tuesday night. According to police, the incident occurred just after 10 p.m. September 28 in O'Fallon Park when the fisherman ... More >>
A posse from the Ozark region of southern Missouri has been charged with violating the federal Lacey Act for hunting deer with dogs in the Mark Twain National Forest. According to federal prosecutors, the group released dogs wearing radio-location transmitters and then tracked the location of th ... More >>
Image ViaIt seems like just yesterday that a ten-point buck sauntered into a Home Depot in Town & Country and began to wreak havoc. You'll recall in that incident how a renegade Bambi tried to fight an ornamental deer statue, broke off an antler in the process, and then headed into the hardwa ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/mychathamWith Thanksgiving rapidly bearing down on us, surer than death and taxes, it came as alarming news yesterday when the Missouri Department of Conservation announced that this year's fall turkey-hunting season was the second-worst on record.Hunters only managed to bag 8,3 ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hvargas/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Mother Nature has been oddly generous to Missouri outdoorsmen this year, and here's one more example. First we had that huge bumpercrop of paddlefish. Then our state's fishermen started breaking way more records than usual. Now the Missouri D ... More >>
thedonovan.comThe Belleville News-Democrat published a curious story this morning about St. Clair County's four year-long legal battle with a gun club in Caseyville. Since June 2001, the county has spent almost $200,000 in legal fees attempting to shutter a shooting range near Scott Air Force B ... More >>
Aimee's post earlier today about the untimely death of Splash the otter may be the first in a recurring series. The Missouri Department of Conservation decided earlier this month that trappers in the state will be allowed to capture and kill an unlimited number of the critters this year. V ... More >>
We'll take the bait
Photo: Jennifer Silverberg The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has released its 2008 Fish Consumption Advisory for Missouri waterways. The pertinent disclaimer follows: The 2008 consumption guidelines are based on the most recent fish sampling information available. Because not ... More >>
Ever catch a 50-pound catfish with your bare hands? He has. So has his dad. And his granddad. And his aunts.
B-Sides squares off in a debate about Wilco's new Sky Blue Sky, and compares children's-music faves Trout Fishing in America with, well, the real thing.
kencookoutdoors.com Ali the Bass Dog In keeping with Unreal's resolve to post Stuff That People Send Us, here is the most recent dispatch from 1991 Bassmaster Classic champion Ken Cook, from whose prolific pen streams a column called "Underwater Tactics with Ken Cook." Without further ado, the c ... More >>
Queeny County Park
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Not science, but sport
Hookers trade tricks
The one held every June at Karban's Knotty Pines Tavern
The fight to preserve St. Charles County floodplains makes for some strange bedfellows
Weber's Front Row
In this age of shrink-wrapped food and health scares, there are still folks who crave the taste of fresh-caught river fish. Jim Beasley casts his nets every day to feed that hunger.
Those who follow the way of the gun have their many reasons. Just ask them.
A Muslim worker at the Ford plant faces a difficult choice
Modern-day Daniel Boones are a deer's best friend -- and its worst nightmare
The city of St. Louis' only public gun range draws firearms enthusiasts, the self-defense-minded and those for whom being a good shot is just part of a day's work