Posts Tagged Float Trips
Name: Pat Sutcliffe
As an advertiser on Float Missouri I was wondering if you might consider asking the people who maintain the site to put a retraction on the “real funny joke” they posted yesterday? It is causing tremendous problems.
It didn’t end up being very funny for the canoeing industry in Missouri.
This letter was sent to one of our advertisers after our New Alcohol Law Targets Floaters April Fools post gained, let’s just say, a little attention. Below is my response to Mr./Mrs. Sutcliffe. Read the rest of this entry »
NOTE: The following article was an April Fools joke and is NOT real.
In a surprising announcement this morning, the Missouri Department of Rivers & Streams has announced a new initiative to keep mixed drinks off rivers throughout the state. The move, announced this morning at a press conference in Jefferson City, is aimed particularly at female floaters who consume most of the mixed drinks.
Senior Aide to the Department President Tom Collins announced the new initiative just before the summer floating season gets underway. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone has a person in their life that is, let’s just say, froo-froo. They want the nicer things in life. They don’t like the hot days of summer, they don’t like the idea of sleeping on the hard ground, and they certainly don’t like the idea of eating from a can over a fire. While those things are all a part of the camping experience, we have to take the time and appreciate the differences between us all.
For those that want to avoid a hot tent, The Landing Current River is just the place. This riverside resort is you’re place to get a nice comfortable rest before and after your float trip. Read the rest of this entry »
This summer many campers will enjoy fish fries over their campfires on their float trips. But a select few will enjoy frog legs. There’s nothing like trudging along river banks or ponds with your flashlight in one hand and gig in the other as you and your kids search for iridescent pink bullfrog eyes. Missouri’s frog season opens at sunset on June 30th and closes October 31st.
Most frog hunters, or froggers, look for bullfrogs because they have more meat, weighing up to several pounds. Olive in color with white or yellow bellies and dark brown stripes on their hind legs, their reflective pink eyes and light-colored bellies will help you to identify and locate them in farm ponds, rivers, sloughs, swamps and marshes. Bullfrogs prefer permanent wetlands without fish, making them the top aquatic predators with little or no competition for food. This is what allows them to grow large and become abundant.
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Every year the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) spends $1 million dollars in litter clean up along rivers, streams and lakes. While there are few people statistically who litter in Missouri, there are still some who do, making littering a lingering problem for the state.
Quite often, trash bags are one of the last things we think to pack for our annual float trips. In fact, sometimes we forget to bring them at all. Or, we make our best effort to collect our trash throughout the day, but then our canoe tips over and our trash scatters all over the river out of arm’s reach.
When first deciding to take a float trip adventure there are many factors to consider prior to arranging the trip. You will need to decide how many people will be attending the trip, whether or not it’s going to be a daytime or evening excursion, what types of supplies will be needed and lastly whether or not you will be using a personal canoe or a rental. The advantage of advanced planning will allow you and your family and friends, to enjoy a stress free environment for your first float trip.
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