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WOMEN ON TARGET INSTRUCTIONAL SHOOTING CLINIC

MANHATTAN – A Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinic will be held at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range in Tuttle Creek State Park Saturday, May 9. Instructors will provide participants with a safe, comfortable environment to learn about rifles, pistols, muzzleloaders, shotguns, archery and much more.The cost to attend is $50.00 and include ... Read More


SHOOTING SKILLS FOR WOMEN EVENT MAY 30

PRATT –  If you’re a female age 18 or older and are interested in learning the ins-and-outs of shooting firearms in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere, consider joining other like-minded women at the Shooting Skills for Women event May 30 at Lil’ Toledo Lodge, 10600 170th Rd, Chanute.Hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife,Parks and Touris ... Read More


HELL CREEK ON HEELS 5K, 10K TRAIL RUNS

SYLVAN GROVE ­– “Wild Within You” will be hosting the 5th annual “Hell Creek On Heels” trail run May 2 at Wilson State Park. The 5K and 10K runs will take place on Switchgrass Trail and begin at 8 a.m. Runners will meet at the trailhead at 7:45 a.m.Runners will be met by aid stationsalong the trailoffering water and assorted energy-packed snack ... Read More


WEBSTER STATE PARK TO HOST OK KIDS DAY

STOCKTON – If you know a child who would enjoy participating in a jam-packed day of outdoor exploration and instruction, consider taking them to the OK Kids Day event at Webster State Park on May 2. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., youth ages 4 to 12 are invited to participate in a variety of activities including: a fishing clinic, Laser Shot shooting si ... Read More


TROPHY TURKEY PROGRAM RECOGNIZES BIG GOBBLERS

PRATT – Big game and turkey hunters love to compare the animals they take. Most trophy-class animals are older and more difficult to hunt, presenting a unique challenge many hunters enjoy. Deer hunters, for example, use well-known scoring formulas to compare antlers based on size and symmetry. Turkey hunters are no different, and those who take ... Read More


KDWPT’S JENNIFER RADER RECEIVES RISING STAR AWARD

MANHATTAN – Jennifer Rader, director of Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Southeast Kansas Nature Center, was presented with the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environment Education (KACEE) Rising Star Award. The award, presented on April 10 at KACEE’s Environmental Education Awards Celebration in Manhattan, recognizes ... Read More


YOUNG WILDLIFE RARELY NEED “SAVING”

PRATT – You’re mowing your lawn when you notice something moving in the grass. You stop the mower and peer over to find it’s a nest of young rabbits, and the mother is nowhere in sight. Fear sets in that they may not make it through the night and you begin to devise a plan to “rescue” them. It’s a mistake that many well-intentioned people make, ... Read More


STUDENT ARCHERS QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

PRATT – Kansas Archery in the Schools hosted its sixth annual state archery tournament, Saturday, March 28, at Clearwater High School. Three hundred and seventy students from 17 communities vied for a chance to compete at nationals. The top 10 male and female competitors from each grade division at the state tournament qualified to compete at t ... Read More


KANSAS WETLANDS EDUCATION CENTER OFFERS PRAIRIE CHICKEN LEK TOURS

GREAT BEND – If you’ve never seen a male greater prairie chicken stomp his feet in rapid succession, or heard the “boom” sound as air is expelled from their inflatable throat sacks, you’re missing one of nature’s greatest mating displays. Each day during spring, just before sunrise, communal breeding grounds, known as leks, teem with birds busy ... Read More


YOUTH OUTDOORS DAY AT EISENHOWER STATE PARK MAY 3

PRATT ­– If your child is interested in finding out what Kansas outdoors is all about, encourage them to attend the Youth Outdoors Day, May 3, at Eisenhower State Park on Melvern Lake. Sponsored by the Outdoor Writers of Kansas, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and Friends of Eisenhower State Park, Youth Outdoors Day will be op ... Read More