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Missouri Game & Fish

February 2019

Every month in Game & Fish, you'll discover the best hotspots throughout your region for hunting and fishing. We'll also bring you your state's latest outdoor news, plus plenty of how-to tactics and special strategies designed to make you a more successful hunter and angler.

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in the field

Missourians Dominate NASP World Tourney MISSOURI STUDENTS took first and second place on the world archery stage at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament and 3D Challenge June 7-9 in Louisville, Ky. Sophomore Kamryn Twehus from Blair Oaks High School dominated the NASP World Tournament by taking first in the high school girls division. She shot a score of 299 out of 300. Sophomore Donald Holupka from Hillsboro High School was close behind Twehus, taking first in the high school boys division and second overall with a score of 298. Over 5,000 student archers from 200-plus schools...

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APRIL 16, 2018-MARCH 31, 2019 COYOTE HUNTING & TRAPPING Don’t put your rifle away yet! Hunting “yotes” is a superb way to hone hunting and shooting skills.FEBRUARY 7-10 ST. LOUIS BOAT/SPORT SHOW Check out the latest products, take in seminars, and take your kids to the BB-gun range, paddle sports and trout fishing pond. stlouisboatshow.comFEBRUARY 1-28 TURKEY HUNT APPLICATIONS Apply now for managed turkey at legendary areas. Visit the MDC website’s turkey hunting page and click the icon for “Spring Managed Hunts.” mdc.mo.govMARCH 1 TROUT SEASON OPENER Shake off the winter doldrums at one of Missouri’s four trout parks. You...

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southern tide

CRESTLINER MOD-V 1800 BAY LENGTH 18 FT. 6 IN. BEAM 96 IN. DRY WEIGHT 1,217 LBS. FUEL CAPACITY 21 GAL. MAX HORSEPOWER 150 MSRP $25,782 ANGLERS CAN expand their horizons in the new Mod-V 1800 Bay. Its overall length of 18 foot, 6 inches makes it a compact powerhouse packed with 150 horsepower and a 21-gallon fuel tank. The Mod-V 1800 Bay also comes in a slightly larger model, the 2000 Bay, that boasts a 20-foot, 5-inch length. Established during an era of post World War II industrial expansion, Crestliner has a long-standing reputation of building high-quality boats. The Mod-V design is engineered with...

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wildfowl medicine

MY ALL-TIME favorite waterfowl gun is now more than 40 years old. The Browning BPS is as relevant to the waterfowl market today as it was when it was released in the late 1970s. These shotguns are extremely durable and reliable thanks to a solid steel receiver and twin steel action bars, and the enclosed receiver prevents gunk and debris from jamming the action in the blind. That steel receiver makes the BPS a bit heavier than competing shotguns, but that’s not always a bad thing — extra weight makes the BPS a smooth-swinging scattergun and the added heft reduces...

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features to consider

ACTION Semi-autos offer the ability to fire three shots with three successive trigger pulls, and gas guns will help reduce felt recoil. Pumps require more effort on follow-up shots, but pumps have a reputation for dead-nuts reliability and once you’re familiar with it you can cycle a pump very fast. Double guns aren’t as versatile as semi-autos and pumps, but they’re a great option, and affordable waterfowl models include CZ’s sleek Swamp Magnum. PRICE For many hunters, the list of potential duck guns is limited based on budget. Pump shotguns are, in most cases, less expensive than semi-autos or double...

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cold water, hot action

(PHOTOGRAPH BY BILL LINDNER) WITH HUNTING seasons winding down, many sportsmen sit out February. However, if they stay away from the water too long, they could miss some of the hot- test crappie action all year, figuratively speaking. “Winter is the best time to catch a trophy crappie,” said Jarad Roper, a professional crappie angler from Arkansas. “Crappie are a little easier to find in the winter than in the summer and they are bigger. The females are fat and full of eggs. Since the fall, they have been gorging themselves to build up energy before they go through the rigors...