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    MoCarp got a reaction from nomolites in Do You Ever Argue With Them?   
    Sadly not all agents are created equal, yet in our area I only met one who seemed....how do I say this kindly....not up to the standards I have come to expect....and that agent isn’t in our area anymore....most biologists and agents have a passion for the outdoors and givin their mandate, do a great job...if you don’t think so you need to spend some time in other states
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    MoCarp got a reaction from Seth Clarkson in Somewhere on Shoal Creek 9/13   
    I grew up fishing shoal, we lived on its banks when my family moved to Joplin in 75.... great fishing...my brother and I always planned a wade fishing trip in mid August up until  his work moved him to Georgia.
    from the falls to the Kansas line was good, but all the development has made it a shadow of its former glory....at some time or another I have fished every mile of its ample drainage....many stretches do not get the pressure other streams do...it can be rough it spots..if I remember it has a couple of the highest class of white water....but in a good yak in normal or low water is the best fishing, below the falls to Kansas walleyes are a possibility...big small mouths in the riffles, largemouths in the slower stretches, spots everywhere....normally you will pick up a catfish on bass gear....used to pick up flatheads on our August trips..they will smash a rebel craw...normally I like jigging but shoal creek is better cranking as you lose less gear....drifting wild caught minnows or crawlers will catch everything...including monster red horse...ahh to be young again



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    MoCarp got a reaction from laker67 in Somewhere on Shoal Creek 9/13   
    I grew up fishing shoal, we lived on its banks when my family moved to Joplin in 75.... great fishing...my brother and I always planned a wade fishing trip in mid August up until  his work moved him to Georgia.
    from the falls to the Kansas line was good, but all the development has made it a shadow of its former glory....at some time or another I have fished every mile of its ample drainage....many stretches do not get the pressure other streams do...it can be rough it spots..if I remember it has a couple of the highest class of white water....but in a good yak in normal or low water is the best fishing, below the falls to Kansas walleyes are a possibility...big small mouths in the riffles, largemouths in the slower stretches, spots everywhere....normally you will pick up a catfish on bass gear....used to pick up flatheads on our August trips..they will smash a rebel craw...normally I like jigging but shoal creek is better cranking as you lose less gear....drifting wild caught minnows or crawlers will catch everything...including monster red horse...ahh to be young again



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    MoCarp reacted to dan hufferd in Somewhere on Shoal Creek 9/13   
    After church today. 
    Had an eagle fly near me, two coopers hawks, and the hummingbirds were all over the jewel weed. This was one of the best after church kayak trips this year.
    A small crawfish plastic got the most hits. I lost several at the boat, due being to quick on the hook set. 
    Hope you all like the pictures.










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    MoCarp reacted to oneshot in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    I killed a Black Coon one time got $50 out of it.
    I’ve seen couple Albino Deer.
    oneshot
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    MoCarp got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    I used to sell tails to mepps....or trade for lures...
    seems fox squirrels like more open woods, but both are common this side of Branson...
    they have a few black color phase greys....in southern MN...here you might see and odd ball fox squirrel. buddy has a blonde-ish one mounted....the all white ones are in marionville but they frown on shooting them.
     
    always thought of a hunting trip to bag some of those black squirrels and out west aberts squirrels with the ear tufts....even the pine squirrel....
     








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    MoCarp reacted to tjm in MDC to trap and study turkeys...   
    Try Peterman Fur & Trapping Supplies -  Weaubleau, MO -he's on Facebook
    or- https://www.gfwco.com/
    You may not know NAFA (the big Canadian fur auction) bankrupted last year after mailing out $millions in bad checks  to trappers. And of course this Covid stuff has hurt foreign buyers traveling. Stick with coyotes, no market at all for coons, very little for cats. Our coyotes aren't what the market wants but they might sell, other stuff not likely.  To make trapping worth the gasoline you need to do livestock protection or nuisance work. 
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    MoCarp got a reaction from fishinwrench in MDC to trap and study turkeys...   
    Imagine that ...political caca influence on game management....I curious to why numbers are down...people who trap get fewer every day......unsure where one might even sell hides anymore





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    MoCarp reacted to snagged in outlet 3 in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    Did you hear the one when a young hunter shot two squirrels and took them to the taxidermist.  He said I want these stuffed.  And the taxidermist said you mean mounted?  And the young Hunter said no I want them side-by-side.  😂
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    MoCarp reacted to Johnsfolly in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    Genetics. Used to see the black ones in White Plains NY. The numbers increased in the 15 yrs that my dad lived there.
    Would love to have a mount. I mentioned on previous posts wanting a white and black one arranged as a ying yang symbol.
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    MoCarp reacted to tjm in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    Ever hunt around Marionville? I'd like one of those all white rats for fly tying.
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    MoCarp reacted to Johnsfolly in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    You know that I am up for the squirrel slam. Just have to get out to AZ and other western states.
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    MoCarp reacted to fishallnight in Surf rod or Carp rod for spillways?   
    I ended up buying one of the Margin Carp Rods from BCT and so far am really happy with it. It does take a lot of weight to really cast out there, but the lightness of the rod makes it easy to cast all day. 
    Also tried my hand at Euro-style carp fishing in a creek/small river near my house and landed a 36" grass carp with it. I was shocked at how much easier the rod made handling a fish that size even in some current. It's really thrilling how hard they run and peel bunches of line off.  I used plumb boilies and some strawberry pack bait made from oats and grits. 
    I haven't had a chance to make it to the spillway yet, but am pretty sure this rod will do the job. 
    Thanks everyone for your input!
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    MoCarp reacted to Dutch in MDC to trap and study turkeys...   
    I heard that they are going to do this to see if they can find out why turkey numbers are down.  I’m thinking with lots of people out of work, that I already know where a lot of them have gone.  Country poor have always lived off the land when they needed to eat.
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    MoCarp reacted to BilletHead in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    There are more tree squirrel species in North America then we all realize and a slam for taking those species. Here is a neat podcast,
    https://honest-food.net/hunt-gather-talk-podcast-squirrels/
     
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    MoCarp reacted to tjm in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    When I was a kid we had both melanistic fox and greys in McDonald county, in the last 30-40 years I've only seen the black in the greys, and we don't have as many fox squirrels as back in the 50s&60s, I only ever hunted them with .22.
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    MoCarp reacted to Ryan Miloshewski in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    I assume like most I cut my teeth squirrel hunting. Still like my .410 if I am actually squirrel hunting. These days it seems I find myself opportunistically plugging them with a .20 or 12 ga. Or undergoing pest removal. Little SOBs destroyed three flower pots this fall. Have a nice batch in the freezer. Urban greys taste just as good as "wild." 
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    MoCarp reacted to BilletHead in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    You just had to ask and I had to respond,
      Sold 97 tails to Mepps.    From last season all with an air rifle. Up graded to this one and now am over 50 for this season,
     
     Added two more this morning from a sit down behind the shooting sticks. 39 and 29 yards. 

     
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    MoCarp got a reaction from BilletHead in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    I loved squirrel hunting, still hunting with a call, stalking and even with a dog...used an old pump Winchester 20g youth model I sold and still regret... have a limited marlin 60 with the 22” barrel thinking of getting chiappa over under in 22/410 or 20 or a good 410 pump... feel free to suggest your favorites , nothing more awesomeness than old guns handed down



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    MoCarp got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    I loved squirrel hunting, still hunting with a call, stalking and even with a dog...used an old pump Winchester 20g youth model I sold and still regret... have a limited marlin 60 with the 22” barrel thinking of getting chiappa over under in 22/410 or 20 or a good 410 pump... feel free to suggest your favorites , nothing more awesomeness than old guns handed down



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    MoCarp reacted to Smithvillesteve in Back from Mille Lacs   
    Got back from Mille Lacs sat night. It was good bad and ugly. The good was we caught a handful of really nice fat fighting 3 and 4 lb smallies. We found some good fishing spots in 3 of the 4 quadrants based on what the wind was doing. Mostly ned and drop shots. If somebody on here wants to step me through the process of putting pics on here i will do that. Old phone, 5s, and limited tech abilities due to age. The bad. When we got there sunday it was 80 degrees and windy. Only 15 mph winds but that is enough to get that big water rocking pretty good. So we didnt want to go out 2-3 miles offshore and target those reefs and big boulders like we wanted to. There were some guys in cabin next to us that were leaving and they had some good days. 25-30 smallies with some 5's and one 6. But they fought the wind all week. They also fished the full moon if you believe in that. Well, by monday it was 50 degrees and 35 at night. Yep, the dreaded cold front! It was dang cold on that water!! The ugly: Monday we fished an area on the lake and wasnt doing very good so we moved to another area. As i was backing my buddy down the ramp i watched in horror as his boat slid off the trailer. Ramp wasnt that long and not that steep. Motor and lower unit were in the water and his bow was up in the air. No motor or lower unit damage but put some cracks in the bottom back of his fiberglass boat. Tow truck got boat back on trailer. I figured our trip was over but the next day my buddy went to a hardware store and bought some FlexSeal spray and tape. We were able to continue to fish but we had to run the bilge every 15-30 minutes. That kept us close to the ramps and we never made it out to middle where we wanted to fish. That is a beautiful place up there. Pristine. Nice homes. Clean. I really enjoyed the area and wouldnt hesitate to go back. There are some big smallies in there. 
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    MoCarp reacted to Mitch f in MO Elk poacher busted   
    Ain’t that the truth. 
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    MoCarp reacted to fishinwrench in MO Elk poacher busted   
    I wish they'd go to half as much trouble to bust smallmouth giggers. 
    We paid to have those stupid elk brought in here.....and now they are going to make our lives miserable about them.   I'll gladly testify in writing that she has MY permission to shoot that one, and 2 more.    
    Now, go find something worthwhile to INVESTIGATE.  
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    MoCarp reacted to lmt-outfitters in I wanna catch some walleyes.   
    Had a trip yesterday.  We caught 24. 6 of them keepers. Using jigging raps. 14 to 22 ft. Moving around till you saw them on the graph. Usually on the bottom to just above.  Drop down on them rip up let fall to bottom. Rip up again till one time you lift and there he is.  
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    MoCarp got a reaction from FishnDave in Uniface Scraper?   
    I have found several In a trip Just have to have your spots...most authentic artifacts are pretty easy to spot...and it’s un likely someone would hike into a remote spot to seed points, cool to hunt for them though...,my best find

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