Five members of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers were in Springfield May 1-4 for an outdoor-themed press tour. Their activities included fishing with CVB partner business Captain B's Fishing Guide Service, an expedition with 37 North Expeditions and tours of Wonders of Wildlife and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

Many thanks to the businesses that assisted with the press tour, including those above and Angler's Lodge.

To learn more about the CVB's public relations activities targeting outdoor and travel media, contact Susan Wade, CVB public relations manager, at 417-881-5300 or