Fairgoers can enter drawing for free state park cabin weekend
The 2007 Kansas State Fair – Sept. 7 – 16 – offers a huge variety of sights, sounds, food, music and fun for fair visitors. This year, it also offers a chance for a free weekend at a Kansas State Park cabin.
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Prospects good, although flooded Cheyenne Bottoms has limited hunter access
Teal are the smallest ducks, but they may be the most popular among waterfowl hunters. And this year, those waterfowl hunters are smiling. Heavy spring and early summer rains combined with large numbers of breeding teal in the prairie pothole regio ... Read More
Open to general public, event designed to help landowners improve quail habitat
CHANUTE -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has announced that the 2007 Southeast Kansas Bobwhite Symposium will be held in the Chanute Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 3. The event will be open at no cost and is designed for both experie ... Read More
Conserving the most popular sportfish in Kansas is plan’s goal
Largemouth bass have a lot of fans in Kansas. In fact, recent surveys reveal that largemouth bass is the most-sought species among resident and lifetime fishing license holders.
To accommodate that angler preference and to help ensure a rich bass fish ... Read More
Chapter aims to improve local quail habitat and connect youth to outdoors
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ottawa County residents have formed the state's seventh Quail Forever (QF) chapter, the Solomon Valley Chapter of QF. The chapter has targeted local quail habitat improvement and youth conservation education as its primary objectives. ... Read More
Tournament fosters young shooters; door prizes and saving bonds to be awarded
KINSLEY -- On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Kinsley Gun Club will host its Annual Kids Klassic trap shooting tournament for high school and junior high students. Each youngster will fire at 100 targets. A $20 entry fee will include a custom T-shirt, di ... Read More
Wildlife and Parks working with stakeholders to contain infestation;
lake-user help essential
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has confirmed that zebra mussels have been found in Cheney Reservoir. During routine lake inspections, KDWP district fisheries biologist Jon Stein collected three zeb ... Read More
Pleasanton physician's restored forest to host Oct. 5th event
PLEASANTON -- Recognized as the 2007 Forest Stewardship Tree Farmer of the Year, Dr. Jay Allen, Pleasanton, has planted 25,400 trees on 107 acres and has improved the forest health on almost half of his 114-acre tree farm. He is also eager to help promote sustai ... Read More
Event to support shooting sports, hunter education
EMPORIA -- The Flint Hills Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) will hold its 2007 annual banquet on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Anderson building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
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KDWP invites photos to display on agency website
Bruce Barrett’s photo of a young screech owl is one of dozens of Kansans’ outdoor photos now on display at KDWP’s website. Barrett, a Salina resident, encountered the owl near Buhler.
Anyone who has a great outdoor photo to share is welcome to email their digital ... Read More
2007 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary correction noted
PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks wants hunters planning to take part in firearms deer seasons in the Fort Leavenworth and Smoky Hill Air National Guard subunits to be aware that season dates listed in the 2007 Kansas Hunting an ... Read More
Events celebrate the contributions of hunters and anglers to conservation
The 36th Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) -- designated by Congressional decree and Presidential proclamation -- will be held Sept. 22. The event is a nationwide celebration of hunters and anglers and their contributions to conservation ... Read More
Youth waterfowl season in High Plains Zone also on tap
The Kansas youth/disabled deer season runs Sept. 29-30 this year and offers youngsters and disabled persons a low-pressure hunting environment designed to provide the highest opportunity for success. Hunters 16 and younger and those with disability permits are eligible ... Read More
Classes will focus on upland bird, muzzleloader hunting
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is planning two advanced hunter education classes this fall. Each will focus on a specific aspect of hunting -- one on upland birds and the other on muzzleloader hunting.
The upland bird course will be condu ... Read More
Event will cover national and international birds; open to public and professionals
The 59th annual meeting of the Kansas Ornithological Society will be Sept. 28-30 at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Brett Sandercock, associate professor of biology and host of the meeting, expects 100 to 150 participants, including p ... Read More
Conservation of water, pollution prevention to highlight Council Grove event
The 2007 Twin Lakes Water Festival will be held on Sept. 25 near Council Grove and will educate more than 1,100 4th- and 5th-grade students on natural resources, while offering a hands-on approach to learning at structured, multi-sensory activity ... Read More
For Sunflower State upland bird hunters, the prospects for hunting this fall are a mixed bag, thanks to Kansas’ unpredictable weather.
“Due to one of the most severe winters in recent memory, the number of pheasants going into the nesting season was more than 30 percent lower than in 2006,” reports KDWP small game coordinator Jim ... Read More