Author: Jacob Peak

Hello, my name is Jacob Peak. I am from a small town of 1,200 people. Wellsville, Missouri, is about an hour drive northeast of Columbia, Missouri, and I live about 10 miles outside of town. One of the biggest things that consumes my family’s free time is hunting. I have hunted duck, geese, quail, pheasant, crow, coyote, rabbit, squirrel and, most importantly, whitetail deer. One of the few things that matters more to me than hunting are my friends and family.

Opening day of rifle season is a time to enjoy traditions while controlling deer population

On the second Saturday of November, gunfire can be heard across the once peaceful, quiet countryside.  For those who hadn’t been paying attention, they realize that Saturday is the opening weekend of deer season. For many Missourians, the season is…

Elk hunting may become a reality in Missouri by 2020

Just 10 years ago, few people in Missouri could imagine the sound of an elk bull bugling outside of their home. According to Brandon Butler, executive director and editor for the Conservation Federation of Missouri, elk were reintroduced to Missouri…

CP editorial: The Birds should stay

You’re walking down the sidewalk when suddenly a Bird flies past you.  Bird, the popular motorized scooter brand, has become a hot topic around the University of Missouri.  Some see them as a nuisance, but they actually have several benefits…

Tummons lives what he teaches: character, integrity, respect

When John Tummons left his job as a high school ag teacher to work as a professional development specialist at the University of Missouri in 2008, he took a huge pay cut.  However, his skills were recognized immediately, and he…