Hunting on private land near Sparta, Michael Heffernon's opening day of spring turkey season landed him in the record books. The bowhunter from Ozark shot a wild Eastern tom turkey that's now the Missouri record for a turkey taken with an arrow. "I'm a veteran turkey hunter, but this was my first year hunting the spring season with a bow and arrow," Heffernon said. A game camera previously set up at the site he planned to hunt had captured several very large turkeys, so Heffernon knew his opening day might yield something special. And it did. "We got in our blind well before daylight, and when daylight hit, within 10 minutes we started hearing gobbles in the distance," he said. "Right off, a hen stepped into our food plot and we heard a big gobbler behind us." That hen ran off and the big tom moved on. Three more hens angled their way toward Heffernon's blind. Heffernon worked his turkey call subtly, and not too frequently. Call too often and a veteran tom will know something odd is up. "That's when we saw two big boys coming in," Heffernon said. "The bigger of the two came all the way in to our decoys and started beating them up." Heffernon knew he had the shot and placed the arrow perfectly. "The bird went 15 yards and died," he said. And it was a big one. The gobbler weighed 26.1 pounds. The spurs on its legs, which turkeys use to fight each other, measured 1.5 inches and 1 3/8 inches respectively. The turkey's beard — long feathers growing from its chest — measured 11.5 inches.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals say Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock was recently diagnosed with bone cancer.
The 77-year-old Brock was supposed to appear at a Busch Stadium event on April 25, but that has been canceled while he is undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma.
His left leg was amputated below the knee in late 2015 because of an infection caused by complications with diabetes. He was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 15 years ago and has worn a prosthesis since the amputation to throw out the occasional ceremonial first pitch at Cardinals games.
Brock, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1985, says he and wife Jackie are thankful for the support they have received.
uRICHLAND, Mo.-- Three people have been charged with animal abuse after more than 30 abandoned or dead animals were found at home in Richland, Mo. on Sunday, March 26.
Charged with three counts of animal abuse are Anthony Sisto, Michelle Peters, and Deborah Peters, all of Richland.
According to the probable cause statement, deputies found a dead dog, cat, and rabbit inside the home on Highway T. The statement reads, " the animals suffered, were tortured without food and water, and were severely neglected that caused the animals to perish."
The Pulaski County Humane Society was called in to help save the dozens of abandoned animals left outside the home.
Once again it appears that Trump was right: the conspiracy theory that a close Obama associate worked to "unmask" the Trump team, resulting in the ongoing media spectacle over "collusion" between Trump and the Kremlin, has been confirmed, first by Mike Cernovich, and now by Bloomberg itself. As noted last night, Journalist and author Mike Cernovich dropped an exclusive bombshell - naming Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice as the official responsible for the 'unmasking' of the incoming Trump team during 'incidental' surveillance. This was apparently discovered after the White House Counsel's office reviewed Rice's document log requests:
- The Cardinals will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Sunday to announce that they have reached an agreement with catcher Yadier Molina. The deal is expected to be three years in length, according to the MLB.