Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow, Snow, Snow, And Then, More Snow!

Man, we have been getting pounded over and over, ever since the new year began! I have noticed that the whole country has been getting one snow after another! Seems as though it has been the worst winter on record ( my opinion ) !

Well, today, tonight and tomorrow the weather forecast here in Missouri, again, snow? Oh well , snow is pretty and so I took a walk yesterday and just made the best of it! After all it won't really be that long until spring anyway!

I didn't hear if the ground hog saw it's shadow or not, not that it really matters! March the 21 or 22 is officially the first day of spring and that is about 6 weeks, if the ground hog sees his shadow it means early spring, roughly six weeks! Now, I don't think there is much proof that you can accurately predict weather by a ground hog shadow anyway!

I walked around for a couple of hours, seen some deer, and lots of critter tracks every where I went. All them poor critters are looking for something to eat and a place to seek shelter from the storm, so it's difficult for them and us! We have to deal with it getting to work, trying to hunt or fish, and I know every one is tired of dealing with it, and ready for spring! How about the wildlife? I am sure they are ready for spring too!

Spring will get here when spring wants or decides to and not a moment sooner, so I guess we just need to make the best of it and enjoy it while it lasts! Hopefully, not too much more snow though, I am tired of shoveling and slipping and sliding and spinning and looking at the outdoors through a window.

It's just like humans to complain, if its dry we complain about no rain, if its raining we complain about that! Its either too hot or too cold, too dry or too wet! I am guilty of this very thing myself and I am going to work on that, too! We just need to make the best of the situation no matter what it is. I think God knows what he's doing! I guess we should just be thankful! It could be worse!
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Missouri Hunting And Fishing Permits!

I just wanted to post this article today, because it is, once again, that time of the year, when Missourians, need to purchase hunting and/or fishing permits! Missouri permits expire after February 28!

This also applies to non resident permits as well. According to the Missouri Conservation Department the prices of permits for hunting and fishing are as follows:

Youth 15 and under, not required to have a license and Youths 65 or older are not required to have a license, unless they are trout fishing, and then are required to have a daily tag or a trout stamp, depending on what waters they are fishing.

Those  people 16 - 65 are required to have a fishing and/or hunting permit, and also must have a daily trout tag or yearly trout stamp.

Resident fishing license - daily fishing permit = $7.00

Resident Fishing annual permit = $12.00

Resident huntin and fishing annual permit combo =$19.00

non resident fishing annual permits =$42.00

I searched the whole site over and couldn't find a price on non resident  hunting and fishing combo so you will have to contact the Conservation department for the details on that!

These are just the general guidelines of permit requirements, and there are more details on the exact regulations on the MDOC website.

So for the time being enjoy your 2009 permits while you can and if you can, weather permitting of course! March 1 will be here soon and this is why I am reminding everyone to make sure not to forget to purchase and possess your permits, before then!

Permit Obligations
Accepting a permit means that you: agree to observe all the rules of the Wildlife

1 will not loan your permit to another;

2 will allow inspection of your permit, picture identification, catch and
equipment by an agent of the Conservation Department;

3 will carry your permit while fishing.

If you ordered your permit by telephone or on the internet and have not received
it by mail, you must carry the permit authorization number and picture
identification with you while fishing until your permit arrives.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul - Video of dead fish in Mississippi angers anglers

KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul - Video of dead fish in Mississippi angers anglers

 I stumbled upon this video and article, and decided it should be posted again, so it is now posted! I just posted an article on this very thing about "SPEAK UP! It is time to be heard, folks!

I want you readers to comment on this and tell us what you think about this! I myself am outraged that such stupid, moronic laws like this are even considered to become law! All for the sake of financial profit, without even considering the outcome of such naive (ignorant ) legislation!

I think than any outdoor activist should increase their intestinal fortitude and speak their opinion and make sure the right people hear!

Please, for the sake of the outdoors that we love and the animals that live in it, document your comments right here, make it a public record comment, lets do try to speak up in a protesting manner but with mature methods or gestures!

There is power in numbers and  yes let's make some comments, click on the link and come back and tell the blogosphere what you think!  Click on the link or on the title
of this post to see video and article, you will be surprised! What do you think about
this situation?
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