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KANSAS PADDLEFISH SEASON OPENS MARCH 15

PRATT – Have you ever considered paddlefish snagging? Whether you answered yes or no, consider this a “sign” that this is your year to try it. Hooking one of these pre-historic-looking giants on the end of your line is one of the most unique fishing opportunities Kansas has to offer, and if you’ve yet to give it a go, it’s time to change that. ... Read More


15TH ANNUAL COUNCIL GROVE YOUTH TURKEY HUNT

COUNCIL GROVE – Youth age 11-16 who have an interest in learning how to hunt turkeys are eligible to apply for one of the coveted spots in the 15th Annual Council Grove Youth Turkey Hunt. Lucky young hunters will hunt with experienced mentors on April 4, during the youth turkey season. Deadline for registration is March 20. The hunt is sponsore ... Read More


SPRING TURKEY HUNTING ATLAS MEGA-MAP OF WHERE TO HUNT

PRATT – You’ve got your turkey permit purchased, your slate call packed, and you’ve brought your tom and hen decoys out of hibernation – all you need is the perfect place to hunt. Lucky for you, there’s the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT)2015 Spring Turkey Hunting Atlas.Available online now at ksoutdoors.com and soon ... Read More


FOSSIL HIKE AT TUTTLE CREEK STATE PARK

PRATT – Whether you’re looking for a reason to get outside or your child is in need of a unique “show and tell” item for school, consider participating in a fossil hike on March 8 at Tuttle Creek State Park from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.The fossils were discovered after a series of floods in 1993 exposed a “canyon” below the overflow spillway of Tuttle C ... Read More


KDWPT LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER ANGLING EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS

Feb. 26, 2015Anglers interested in teaching fishing techniques can become certified instructors during one-day classPRATT – What better way to enjoy your passion than to share it with others? The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is looking for anglers interested in sharing their passion for fishing by teaching fishing te ... Read More


TRAPPING SEASONS TO CLOSE, RUNNING SEASON OPENS

Feb. 26, 2015Beavers and otters may be trapped through March 31PRATT – The 2014 trapping season is coming to a close, and just as one season closes, another season will open. Beavers and otters may still be trapped through March 31, but the trapping season for other furbearers ended Feb. 15.  On March 1, the running season, an eight-month ... Read More


VISIT THESE TROUT FISHING HOT SPOTS

Feb. 26, 2015Kansas offers trout fishing at more than 30 public fishing lakesPRATT – Winter weather may not be synonymous with fishing for most people, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism offers anglers winter trout fishing opportunities that make putting up with the cold worth it.Trout are stocked in select waters during t ... Read More


LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER EXTENDS HUNTING SEASON

Feb. 19, 2015Goose hunters pursuing snow, Ross’ geese may hunt through April 30PRATT — For some waterfowl hunters, seasons seem to come and go all too fast. It may feel like hunters and their canine companions have just warmed up when the regular seasons close. However, hunters looking to enjoy a few more weeks afield hunting geese can particip ... Read More


OUTDOORS SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Feb. 19, 2015Applicants must plant to attend a Kansas college or universityEMPORIA – The Emporia Community Foundation and staff at What’s In Outdoors understand that college can be expensive – that’s why they’re inviting high school seniors to apply for the What’s In Outdoors Scholarship.The $1,000 scholarship is available to any graduating hig ... Read More


NEW QUAIL FOREVER CHAPTER FOR JACKSON AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES

Feb. 19, 2015Anyone interested can show support by attending Feb. 28 banquetPRATT – Continued habitat loss and declines in bobwhite quail populations in Jackson and Jefferson counties motivated a local group to form the K-16 Chapter of Quail Forever. The chapter’s goals include addressing local concerns for the species through public awareness, ... Read More