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Gary and Greg Jacobs of Collinsville show off the lamprey they caught while fishing in Kentucky. Lampreys draw enough nourishment from their host to survive, but not enough to kill. Jacobs said he had been fishing a lot of years and had never before seen one of these in the wild.
With early goose season just days away, we decided it was time to reprise this video showing Doug Jallas of River Bottom Calls offers tips on calling Canada geese with a short-reed call. This is one of the most viewed videos in PSO history.
Tailwaters of Lake Shelbyville a prime destination for muskie anglers each winter as drawdown gets underway and muskie start congregating below the dam in impressive numbers. State record 38-pound, 8-ounce fish also came from the spillway. STORY & COMMENTS
For the rest of the month of December we will be bringing you highlights and top stories from 2012. Brent Lawrence, formerly with the National Wild Turkey Federation and now with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, answers a child's question about whether hunting is really necessary for survival. His thoughtful response is worth reading again. STORY & COMMENTS