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Old 04-11-2014, 09:45 AM   #15
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Of course!! When I make my way back down there in a few days, I'll get some good photos. It's pretty amazing.
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You are correct. We live in the north west corner of AR and it is similar to MO. We have mountains, valleys, rivers, good hunting. One of the longest deer hunting seasons in the country. Good trout fishing. Mild winters, usually and not to hot for summers, usually.

Come and visit!!

BTW we are transplanted Yankee's. Been here about 30 years but few know we are Yankee's. I've learned to talk Arkie!!

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We musta come right by you! We pulled out of Little Rock and took 67 / 167 all the way to St Louis. Talk about some back roads - at first I thought UH OH, we're not in Kansas anymore toto, but I'm really glad we did. Traffic was very light, 67 is a nice road, we got to see a lot of the small towns AND it forced us through the forest, which I fear we might have missed had we gone i55 through memphis. So +1 for backroads.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:50 AM   #17
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Well I would trade you but I see your from Houston too close to the inlaws! We tend to like Texas more and will eventually move down there. Been in MO area all my life except a year and half I lived in Austin, TX. Getting tired of the weather.
I can understand ALL of that.

Well Andrea and I are working HARD to get OUT of Houston. The city has gotten very crowded, and very mean - it's odd what's happened over the last bunch of years there - so we are looking to bug out - part of our travels is trying to figure out where we want to go next. Considering Lake Palestine in Texas or lake Granbury, but southern MO might be on my list as well. or BullShoals Lake?? maybe
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LOL.

Two years ago we took a 3 month, 8300 mile trip aimed at experiencing New England in the fall. It was every bit as beautiful as we had imagined but we were shocked that, on our way back to Arizona, the fall colors in Missouri were nearly as breathtaking!

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The Ozarks are an often forgot about mountain range. But they are spectacular in the Spring and Fall. Missouri is also loaded with "Caves". The Merrimack, and Onondaga are 2 examples.
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IMO, the best place to get wine in MO is Hermann, MO the home of Stone Hill Winery, Adam Puchta Winery and several others.
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The Ozarks are an often forgot about mountain range. But they are spectacular in the Spring and Fall. Missouri is also loaded with "Caves". The Merrimack, and Onondaga are 2 examples.
There is one in Bella Vista,,, was a Civil war cave,, then many things... I went there to see a couple rock bands, 80's,,, cool place... Last I saw it's boarded up... shame.....
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How good is the trout fishing in NW Ark?
Hunting? Now you have my attention. How good is it?
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How good is the trout fishing in NW Ark?
Hunting? Now you have my attention. How good is it?
Well the world record Brown Trout until 2009 was caught here n Arkansas. Just a little over 40 pounds until till some Kiwi down in New Zealand caught a 42 pounder!
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I gave up hunting when we moved to AR. It's not that I don't like it but the DW does not like venison so why do it. I've got so much to keep me busy as it is.

The deer heard is very well managed and quite large. We have deer running through our yard almost weekly. I have a friend that gets his limit every year. AR has the longest deer hunting season in the country. Between bow, muzzle loader and rifle you can hunt for probably 90 days or more. Check the laws on line. Like I said I haven't hunted in AR much so I don't really know for sure. The deer are decent sized and my buddy has some very nice racks and heads on his walls and in his shop.

The trout fishing is very nice. The system of dams and tail waters is very good. There's the white river, Little Red, Spring River, table rock and probably more. The system is well managed but it can be busy. I've always liked fall and winter fishing because the crowds are much smaller.
The worst part in fishing on these managed waterways is the fact that there is no source for when they will open a gate and start generating.

Years ago I drove to the Dam (an hour drive) put my gear on, walked to the river, waded into the stream, made my first cast, caught a trout, the horn blew, I caught 6 more the water came up and I had to leave. That's a true story.

The Core of Engineers parks all around the lakes and rivers are very nice, well managed and a pleasure to use. Just do a search and you'll see what I mean.

YEP!! Ricks correct about the world record brown trout. It was caught on the Lil Red over by Heber Springs. That's a nice river to fish.

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This place is GORGEOUS!!!
You don't get out much do you....

You want beauty? Try the SE. I lived in Katy for years...Houston is fine for a career but, the property taxes are high...I just paid my prop tax bill...under $500.00 for the house and 8 acres...my auto tags are less than $150.00 for all three vehicles and you don't need a dog license.

Watch yourself in the Chicago area....I grew up there...cops don't fool around in the Windy City. Try Door County, Wisconsin. Beautiful in Fish Creek, Ephraim, Sister Bay and Ellison Bay. Stop at Wilson's in Ephraim...
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OK just pulling the TT outta storage for the first trip next week and we'll certainly be looking into ARK this year! Gotta go that direction any way sometime this year. The fishing here is pretty good though for trout on the river below the dam also try-
www.wanyeswords.com for our fish report every week.
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I gave up hunting when we moved to AR. It's not that I don't like it but the DW does not like venison so why do it. I've got so much to keep me busy as it is.

The deer heard is very well managed and quite large. We have deer running through our yard almost weekly. I have a friend that gets his limit every year. AR has the longest deer hunting season in the country. Between bow, muzzle loader and rifle you can hunt for probably 90 days or more. Check the laws on line. Like I said I haven't hunted in AR much so I don't really know for sure. The deer are decent sized and my buddy has some very nice racks and heads on his walls and in his shop.

The trout fishing is very nice. The system of dams and tail waters is very good. There's the white river, Little Red, Spring River, table rock and probably more. The system is well managed but it can be busy. I've always liked fall and winter fishing because the crowds are much smaller.
The worst part in fishing on these managed waterways is the fact that there is no source for when they will open a gate and start generating.

Years ago I drove to the Dam (an hour drive) put my gear on, walked to the river, waded into the stream, made my first cast, caught a trout, the horn blew, I caught 6 more the water came up and I had to leave. That's a true story.

The Core of Engineers parks all around the lakes and rivers are very nice, well managed and a pleasure to use. Just do a search and you'll see what I mean.

YEP!! Ricks correct about the world record brown trout. It was caught on the Lil Red over by Heber Springs. That's a nice river to fish.

TeJay

I'd be eating venison without her,.... she can keep the bacon
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So we are back! We setup camp at Redman Creek COE at Lake Wappepello for the next 9 days.

There are only 5 other campers here right now, the lake's off to my right, it's a cool crisp night, and it's awesome. We have a secluded spot, wonderful.

To finally just stop moving for a minute! Our schedule is pretty tight, and we hardly ever get much of a chance to sit still for very long, so this is great right here!
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