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The odd, the curious and the ruthless

The odd, the curious and the ruthless

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Scott2.jpg Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors has observed things that were odd, curious or ruthless. Archery deer …

December 25th, 2015 |  

2015 was a tough year to be a wildlife biologist

2015 was a tough year to be a wildlife biologist

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Scott1.jpg If I were to make a list of other career paths my life might have followed — which I’ve …

December 18th, 2015 |  

Tips for “instant” muzzleloader shooters

Tips for “instant” muzzleloader shooters

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Scott.jpg During the 2014-2015 seven-portion deer season, hunters tagged 258,341 deer, 91,460 of which — 35.4 percent of the total …

December 11th, 2015 |  

Some tips on shopping for an outdoorsperson

Some tips on shopping for an outdoorsperson

Gerald Scott âK+ http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_2011_Scott_Gerald1.jpg âK+ Despite the fact I’m still mainlining antacids in a so far futile attempt to mollify …

November 27th, 2015 |  

Trout parks offer winter fishing at its finest

Trout parks offer winter fishing at its finest

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Scott.jpg To be honest, by this time of the year, I like catching fish more than I like fishing for …

November 20th, 2015 |  

Deer season doesn’t end Sunday

If you were outdoors before first light this morning–and I know a lot of you were–you may have heard a …

November 13th, 2015 |  

First deer spark intense human interest

First deer spark intense human interest

âK+ http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_2011_Scott_Gerald.jpg âK+ The spokesperson for a delegation of what humorist Dave Berry calls “alert readers” contacted me to complain …

November 6th, 2015 |  

Tips for winterizing boats and trailers

Tips for winterizing boats and trailers

âK+ http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_2011_Scott_Gerald.jpg âK+ Last week we got an outboard motor ready to spend the next few months cold and alone. …

October 30th, 2015 |  

Don’t forget to winterize your outboard motor

Don’t forget to winterize your outboard motor

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Scott3.jpg For some people, boating is a year round sport. This is a good thing, since boats thrive on use. …

October 23rd, 2015 |  

When and/or if to eat wild rabbits is rife with fact and fable

When and/or if to eat wild rabbits is rife with fact and fable

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Scott2.jpg Rabbit season — which began in Missouri on October 1 — is easily the year’s least heralded opening day. …

October 16th, 2015 |  

Get the most from public land deer hunting

Get the most from public land deer hunting

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Scott1.jpg After that rich uncle you never liked very much anyway died and didn’t leave you enough money to buy …

October 9th, 2015 |  

Musings from a deer stand

Musings from a deer stand

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Scott.jpg September 1 is the first day deer stands can be placed on public land owned or managed by the …

October 2nd, 2015 |  

Let the MDC know your concerns about the proposed deer regulations

Let the MDC know your concerns about the proposed deer regulations

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Scott2.jpg If you’ve been on a very extended vacation to some exotic locale, you may not know that the Missouri …

September 25th, 2015 |  

My return to the Red River yields fun and phooey

My return to the Red River yields fun and phooey

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Scott1.jpg A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a thumbnail sketch of how my soul brother Wayne Grzadieleski and I …

September 18th, 2015 |  

Staying safe in a tree stand is a complex endeavor

Staying safe in a tree stand is a complex endeavor

By Gerald J. Scott Contributing Columnist âK+ http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_2011_Scott_Gerald.jpg âK+ Missouri’s archery deer/turkey season opens Tuesday, which means that about 100,000 …

September 11th, 2015 |  

Being an outdoor writer has treated me very well

Being an outdoor writer has treated me very well

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Scott.jpg I was invited to join a group of dove hunters the afternoon of opening day. The hunt master scattered …

September 4th, 2015 |  

Finding doves may be challenging this year

Finding doves may be challenging this year

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Scott5.jpg Just in case you’re in a hurry this morning, I’m going to begin with a quick flyover of the …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Nice people soothe outdoor misadventures

Nice people soothe outdoor misadventures

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Scott3.jpg The dull — but happy — truth is fishing and hunting are almost always the relaxing interludes we intend …

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 21st, 2015. |  

Wyatt Earp revealed how to fill deer tags

Wyatt Earp revealed how to fill deer tags

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Scott1.jpg Legend has it that after Wyatt Earp retired from being a gunslinger cum lawman and moved to California to …

August 14th, 2015 |  

GPS is an outdoor multi-tool

GPS is an outdoor multi-tool

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Scott.jpg I guess it shouldn’t have taken me as long as it has to take a close look at the …

August 7th, 2015 |  

Being an honorary uncle is a blast

Being an honorary uncle is a blast

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Scott2.jpg My best friend’s two sons have called me “Uncle Gerald” ever since they learned to talk. I’ve always considered …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Have you got your bullfrogs yet?

Have you got your bullfrogs yet?

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Scott1.jpg Throughout the fall months, “Have you got your elk yet?” is the standard greeting whenever two hunters meet anywhere …

July 24th, 2015 |  

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