Good deer hunting expected in Missouri
Jefferson City, Mo. With the statewide deer population hovering near 1 million and a modest acorn crop, Missouri hunters are looking at another good hunting season.
State officials say they expect hunters to kill approximately 200,000 deer during the November firearms deer season.
Missouri's fall firearms deer season consists of three segments. The most popular is the November segment, which runs from Nov. 10 through Nov. 20. This 11-day season accounts for about 90 percent of the annual deer kill.
Missouri also has a nine-day segment from Dec. 1 through Dec. 9 for hunters using muzzle-loading firearms, and a four-day segment Jan. 5 through Jan. 8 in parts of northern Missouri.
Duck stamp contest to start on Nov. 5
Washington, D.C. Wildlife artists from around the nation will compete in the "Olympics of Wildlife Art" as the Federal Duck Stamp Design Contest gets underway on Nov. 5.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sponsors the contest each year to select the new Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp.
Benjamins win boat
Jerry Benjamin and Jason Benjamin, both of Lawrence, teamed to win a bass boat by capturing the Kansas BASS Chapter Federation Buddy Circuit Classic tournament on Oct. 20-21 at Cedar Bluff Lake.
KC pair crappie titlists
Joe Hartly and Ken Wilson, both of Kansas City, Mo., teamed to win Crappie Busters championship tournament last Sunday at Hillsdale Lake. Steve Cross of Carbondale and Doc Simmons of Overbrook finished second. Chatt Martin of Lawrence and Marvin Grimes of Garnett caught the biggest crappie.