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Big Lake Whetstone Creek Conservation Area

Posted By: Kent Pillatsch
Location: Williamsbutg MO
Photographer: Kent Pillatsch
Boat: Loon 138

Nice 25 acre lake ideal for kayak fishing in Mid Missouri just off of I-70 between Columbia and St. Louis. Didn't get any big ones that day but that is why they calling it fishing not catching. A few smaller ponds are also available in the conservation area. Stop in Cranes for any supplies you might need, the store goes back decades.





Boy Saves Deer During Kayak Trip on the Tobique River
boydeer1It was as happy an ending as the beloved Walt Disney story of Bambi when an 11 year old boy rescued a newborn deer trapped in mud along a river in northern New Brunswick, Canada. Benjamin Thibodeau was on a camping trip in Riley Brook earlier this summer when he spotted a small animal sticking out of the water along the Tobique River. From his Old Town kayak, he could see a little head, ears and some white sots. He thought it might be a baby deer. The boy called to his father; who was on shore, and quickly paddled over to the animal. When he reached the banks of the river; he saw the deer was up to his belly in mud, its four spindly legs buried deep along the bank. With no leverage to free itself, it couldn't move. Wasting very little time Benjamin pulled the deer out of the mud and then with the help of his father moved it to safety. Happily, the next morning both of them woke up to the sight of the deer standing outside the door of their tent with its mother and sibling.