Outdoors

  Deer found in Independence County tests positive for CWD

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reported Friday a deer in Independence County tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Duck hunters see benefit from water levels, after work on dam done

More than 170K deer harvested in Mo. in Nov. firearms season

Student captures photo of deer being butchered in N.C. nail salon

  Mo. hunters help save deer stuck in fence

  Deer processing businesses very busy in Missouri’s opening weekend

Heartland hunter walks again after falling from tree stand

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Florida hunter nearly loses leg, life when 10-foot-alligator bites him

AGFC updates community on Lake Poinsett renovations

Modern gun hunting season to start Saturday in Arkansas

  Video: Bowhunter spots albino buck in northern Wisconsin

Young Mo. hunters harvest 18,158 deer in early youth portion

Hardee’s offering free sausage biscuits to Arkansas deer hunters

  Not exactly grilled fish: Driver hits bass in Kansas

A Kansas man has a story to tell after he hit a fish. Well, actually, the fish hit him.

  Club works to place kids’ park downtown

Paragould’s Kiwanis Club is working hard to see a new park added to downtown Paragould.

  Arkansas fines farmer $105K for illegal herbicide in Clay Co.

The board concluded at a hearing that the farmer had 11 violations involving dicamba application on a field he farmed east of Piggott.

  Hunter dies after deer attacks him

Wildlife officials explain what happened and what hunters should know.​

Lake Poinsett project update expected next month

App helps AGFC, wildlife management with identification

AGFC honors veterans with special hunting days

Bicycle Across Missouri announces 2020 Route in Southeast Missouri

  Group of people gets dangerously close to bear in the Smokies

Missouri elk hunt likely in 2020

  Hanapaa! Wahiawa man reels in a 106-pound ulua

He says it's all thanks to his ‘lucky charms.’

  MSHP reminding drivers to watch out for deer

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be more cautious as deer become more active on Missouri roads.

Watch: Bull elk knocks woman down, damages truck near Rocky Mountain National Park

The bull elk charged people, knocked a woman down and repeatedly butted her with his antlers.

DOJ operation results in multiple guilty pleas in hunting violations

The DOJ reports other individuals involved in the case paid $17,680 total in fines.

CDC: Deer with TB can transmit bacteria to humans

The report, which was issued Sept. 20, stems from a case in Michigan where a man who had no exposure to people with endemic tuberculosis was diagnosed with the disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis.

  In gun buyback talk, how do you round up so many weapons?

The number of AR-15 and AK-47s in the U.S. is estimated at a staggering 16 million, creating logistical challenges to take them out of circulation.

  Volunteers busy working to clean up Crowley’s Ridge State Park

Crowley’s Ridge State Park was filled with volunteers Saturday to help clean the place up.

Free options available to test deer for CWD, AGFC says

According to a media release from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, state wildlife officials said the locations are in regional offices, drop-off locations and taxidermists offices around the state.

5-year-old rescued from vehicle submerged 20 feet in NKY lake

Authorities say the boy and his sibling were in the car when it went into Kincaid Lake around 5 p.m.

  Millions in funds for alternate transportation

A program designed to provide alternatives for pedestrians, bicyclists and other forms of transportation announced their city choices for change.

  Business, local church work together to support disc golf tournament

A disc golf tournament worked to combine a business and church within the community and show others what it’s all about.

New Mo. state record brown trout caught at Lake Taneycomo

Bill Babler of Blue Eye is the new state-record holder. He caught a 40-pound, 6-ounce fish on September 4 using a pole-and-line.

  Three Rivers Shrine Pro Rodeo to be held inside this year

The Three Rivers Shriners Club will hold its 12th Annual Rodeo indoors for a change and organizers says that should offer some relief from the heat.

MDC proposes revised regulations to help landowners control nuisance wildlife

MDC is considering revised regulations to allow landowners to use thermal imaging or night vision equipment to control damage from problem wildlife and feral hogs.

$49,000 in woodcarvings stolen from business in Eminence, Mo.

Several items were stolen from a woodcarving store in Eminence, Mo.

  ‘That’s a once-in-a-lifetime alligator right there’: Mississippi alligator hunters capture 700 lbs. monster

The team also holds the record for length, capturing a 14 foot 3/4 inch gator in 2017.

  Mo. Dept. of Conservation to increase prices for nonresident permits

The effective date will be February 29, 2020.

Mo. counties to receive $9M for land damaged by flooding

NRCS field offices are accepting applications through Oct. 18.

  A fishing expedition’s catch of the day: A sailor hanging onto his capsized boat. He’d been there 12 hours.

The man had hypothermia, but he survived.

Run! Alligators can climb fences

A Florida woman captured images of a gator scaling a fence at Naval Air Station Jacksonville over the weekend.

  By the numbers: Mississippi River dropped below flood stage in Cape Girardeau after 144 days

During this time, three states saw devastating flooding which damaged housing, businesses, roads, farmland and more.

  2.12 carat diamond discovered at Arkansas state park

According to a press release, a Nebraska man uncovered a diamond weighing just over two carats. It's the largest find so far in 2019.

Louisiana man snags 7-foot Gar fish

Leroy Andrus and his trusty rod and reel snagged a prehistoric monster in Krotz Springs.

Record spotted gar caught by Wayne Co., Mo. angler

Dering’s catch was his second chance at a state record.

Elk hunting to return to Missouri on limited basis

Elk hunting could return to Missouri next year but on a very limited scale

$538,900 approved for Arkansas boat ramps and access points

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously authorized $538,900 from the state’s Marine Fuel Tax program to be used for repairs and upgrades to boat ramps and access points throughout Arkansas.

  Penalties increase for those caught poaching in Mo.

The new fines will go into effect on August 28.

  WATCH: Tenn. park visitor gets dangerously close to mother bear and cubs

In the video, the bear appears to lunge at the man and he backs off. The bear and three cubs then continue across the street and into the woods.

  What to do if you are in a boating accident

Marine Police say rule number one is to keep life jackets out and where you can reach them if you're not going to wear them.

  Missouri woman battles meat allergies caused by tick bite

A Missouri woman says she began dealing with meat allergies after being bitten by a tick.

20-year-old dies rappelling at Jackson County cave

Members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office say Philip Whitehead died when he was trying to rappel down the 140-foot tall cave.

Arkansas researchers count Mississippi River Delta turtles

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has launched a three-year study to track aquatic turtles in the Mississippi River Delta

Stay ‘dry’ on the water this holiday weekend

Operation Dry Water will take place July 5 through the 7.

  Staying safe on the water for the Fourth of July

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Unit will be out on the water Thursday, and is expecting a lot of people and boats.

  Hiker missing for a week in California mountains found alive

A helicopter crew found Eugene Jo, 73, in a canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains and hoisted him to safety, Sgt. Greg Taylor with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said.

Lake Wappapello beaches reopened

Wappapello Lake beaches are back open according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

  Honeybees moved from Louisville building

Black Diamond Pest Control worked to remove the hive which had two sections. Each section measured approximately 15 to 18 inches wide by 40 inches long.

  MDC announces plan for Mo. elk hunting

The Missouri Conservation Commission gave its initial approval of the proposed plan, and the MDC is asking for public comments.

First woman appointed to full term on Game and Fish panel

An Arkansas woman has been appointed to a full term on the commission that regulates hunting and fishing for the first time in state history

Arkansas gets its first dark sky park designation

The Buffalo National River park has been designated as Arkansas's first International Dark Sky Park

Mo. Department of Conservation reminds you to ‘KEEP WILDLIFE WILD’

Most of the time the animal is not in need of help and is better off on its own.

  Bobcat kitten rescued from behind pool pump in Collierville

The bobcat kitten was found stuck behind a pool pump by a Shelby County Wildlife Officer.

Watch party held at Busch Stadium for St. Louis Blues Game 7

Here is how you can be part of the action.

Mark Twain National Forest to host open houses on feral hog elimination proposal

The open house is for residents to learn about Missouri’s feral hog problem.

  Bear in search of food breaks into car, destroys everything inside

Police said bears in the Lake Tahoe area have learned to open car doors.

Monarch caterpillars from Ripley Co., Mo. to be released at Forest Service’s Poplar Bluff dist. office

According to the Forest Service, more than 66 monarch caterpillars were seen at a home in Ripley County this spring.

  Caught on Camera: Deer crashes through Owensboro barber shop

Surveillance video from Goodman’s Barber Shop shows the moment a deer broke through the front glass, Mr. Kool-Aid style.

Hunters: The time to get your deer permit is now

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission opened its annual WMA deer permit hunt application period Monday.

WMA deer hunting permit period starts this week, for new season

If you are interested in deer hunting on one of Arkansas’ Wildlife Management Areas this year, the application period is quickly approaching.

Memphis Zoo welcomes baby Francois’ langur

Baby season is still in full swing at this Memphis Zoo.

  The Landing reopening after high water on Current River shuts down some river floating

After being closed, The Landing announced on Thursday, May 30 it will reopen on Friday.

Rare black deer spotted in northern Michigan

John Roach was taking a trailer back to his land when he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

Angling certain fish could catch higher prices

The Missouri Department of Conservation wants the prices of annual trout permits and daily trout tags to go up, starting in 2020.

  Bear goes after woman’s lunch in car seat

Brenda McCloskey said she had just finished up working on a property in the Camp Varnum area, when she spotted the bear near the back of her parked Subaru.

Arkansas Supreme Court dismisses case over 2018 dicamba ban

Justices on Thursday dismissed the appeal of a Clay County judge's order prohibiting the state from enforcing its dicamba ban against a group of farmers in that county

Kayaker drowns after being trapped by log

MSHP reports an Arnold, Missouri woman drowned after she was thrown from her kayak and pinned against a log under water.

Northern Snakehead caught in St. Francis floodwaters in Dunklin Co.

A new invasive fish, a Northern Snakehead, was caught by an angler in the St. Francis River levees borrow ditch in Dunklin County, Missouri according to the conservation department.

  Man arrested in deadly Appalachian Trail attack in Va.

Authorities said the male victim used his cell phone to call for help before he died.